It’s crazy that I’ve graduated college almost a year ago. So much has changed and time has pretty much flown by. It’s weird to think about how a year ago I was studying for exams and doing last minute group projects. The most remarkable thing is that I graduated at all. I remember being a freshman and just trying to get through one more day… the idea of actually surviving (let alone thriving in) college blows my mind whenever I think about it.
And then… I even forget that I wrote a book about the experience. To be honest, writing The Freshman 50 was absolutely for myself. It was therapeutic and a great way to reflect on the year; I wrote it the summer immediately following. The Freshman 50 isn’t something I think about on a daily basis, or even weekly. But sometimes I’ll get a super sweet note from someone (a high school senior who’s stressing about college or a mom who’s sending her daughter off) and then I remember it.
I guess with high school graduations beginning to get underway, I’ve noticed that a higher than normal number of the books have been sold recently. It’s kind of awesome.
Anyway, this is somewhat of shameless self-plug here (sorry ’bout that), but anyway… freshman year was a long time ago. But the 50 things that I wish I knew still ring true.
I’m actually thinking that I should write some sort of follow-up about the Freshman Year of Real Life. (Because, there are about 75 things that I wish I had known before heading into the Real World…)
What’s something you wish you had known before your freshman year? Or what’s something that you’re nervous about before your own freshman year?