5 slow, lonely, sweaty miles.
I woke up late because every time my alarm went off, I turned it off in my dream, but in reality I was also turning it off. So when I woke up at 6:18, I called my dad and told him to go without me, they had other plans this morning so I didn’t want to hold him up.
I ran with no music, and it was definitely a day I could’ve used some, gotta get used to it though. I’m pretty sure the people who saw me thought I was crazy because I was having conversations with myself at some points.
When will this humidity stop being so ridiculous!?
I’m going to be making more of an effort to keep you guys updated on my runs, I know I’ve sort of slacked on it, oops.
School started and it’s safe to say that in the one class I am the oldest person there! Yay… For the past 4 years I’ve only take night classes, which are more conducive to older people, so I’ve always had one or two people I can relate to, but this is a 9am class. In the 10 minutes before, I already learned the best person to buy fake ID’s from, and which bars didn’t card this weekend. I also learned way more about dorm living than I’ve ever wanted to know. I think this class is going to be very educational, not only in terms of research methods, but also with how 18 year old’s can go a little overboard once away from their parents.
Being back in school made me think about everything I’ve learned that I wish someone had told me 8 years ago, so I made a list, this may be helpful to you, or it may not.
Things I Wish I Learned 8 Years Ago:
- No matter how old you are, your parents still have a way of knowing what you’re doing at all times, don’t do anything they wouldn’t approve of.
- Even thought dining halls are buffets and you can eat all you want, you don’t have to eat everything. You won’t starve between meals.
- Don’t buy books unless you have to- check out the library, a lot of times they have them and you can take them out for free- or if you can’t take them out, you can look at them there. If you must buy them, use Amazon and buy them used. You’ll save hundreds.
- Make friends, these people will be in your classes for a long time.
- Make friends with the smart person who takes really good notes, then study with them.
- Don’t lose your student ID, it costs money to replace, if you do lose it; cry, to the most sympathetic looking lady in the office.
- Go to class, you’re paying too much money to flunk out.
- If you’re allowed to use your laptop in class, use it for notes, everyone around you can tell you’re on Facebook, even without looking at your screen.
- Don’t use your phone in class, whoever is texting you can wait an hour or two, again, too much money to not pay attention. Also, a lot of teachers will call you out on it, and that is embarrassing.
- A lot of colleges have planners for free, find out where they give them out, and go get one. Make your planner your best friend.
- College gyms are free for students! Use it! You pay for it! Go multiple times a day if you want to get your moneys worth!
- Break a few rules; but not ones that will put you in jail.
- Puking behind a dumpster is not cool or attractive.
- Go to the library to do your homework; you’ll get it done twice as fast without TV or Facebook distracting you.
- Make friends with your teachers and advisers. They appreciate knowing what’s going on in your life, and if you’re having trouble in class, they’ll be more likely to help you if you’ve been coming to them all along. Don’t show up to their office the day before the final exam expecting them to reteach you the entire course.
Those are just a few of the things, I wish I learned earlier, I know I’m missing so many more. What would you add to the list?
I made my meal plan for the week, so that I don’t lose track of eating, you can see that I even plan my snacks, and I still leave room for small indulgences. I also plan for things like pizza, I’m going to eat it, so I may as well plan for it. I’m sorry it’s so small, this is another example of; Colleen not knowing technology.
I don’t plan Sunday’s, God took Sunday’s off, so I do too.
This morning I woke up pretty jumbled. Yesterday I worked until 10pm, and today I have to be at work at 9am, those transitions can be hard for me. So I woke up thinking it was Thursday, which it is not, then I accepted that I didn’t know what day it is, but I knew I was going to work at 12, I’m not, I have to be there at 9. That makes a big difference. After a good 10 minutes, I finally figured it out, but it just kind of set the day off on a funky foot.
What was something you learned in college, that isn’t in the handbooks?
Ever start the morning off on a weird foot?
Do you plan food? Or am I a freak?