Dear College Kid

There are just 3.5 months in between your high school graduation and your first day on a college campus.

Just because you are 18, you are not officially an adult; there are still parts of your brain that have not fully developed.

It’s okay to call your parents for help!

It is okay to be young. So, you can’t get into any bars off campus … enjoy it, because one day you will be an adult, and “Thirsty Thursdays” and “Sunday Fundays” at the bar requires responsibilities you cannot imagine.

Just because you are a freshman now, eventually you will be a senior, and you will need your professors, mentors, employers, etc. so make a good impression with your professors every single day.

Go to class and try to be there on time, every time.

Join every club and organization you can, as long as you can handle the groups without impacting your grades in a negative way.

Try to make positive connections with everyone you meet.

Make new friends immediately, don’t just hang out with people you already know.

DO NOT MAKE YOUR BEST FRIEND YOUR ROOMMATE! Acquaintances are good, but rooming with your bestie, or even a close friend is a big ass mistake.

Everyone is not your friend. If they keep hurting you, LET THEM GO!

Do not make your boyfriend more important than your friendships. Find the balance with your time.

Do not tell everyone your “business” (who you are talking to/or in a relationship with, where you were last night, who you were with, etc.)

Spending too much time on social media will get you in trouble.

Every guy that flirts with you does not want to marry or be in a relationship with you! I repeat, they do not all want to be with you.

EVERYONE CANNOT HANDLE JUST HOOKING UP! IF YOU HATE YOURSELF IN THE MORNING, IF YOU FEEL EMPTY AFTER A ONE-NIGHT-STAND, don’t CONTINUE TO play that friends-with-benefits game.

If you think someone is cheating on you or talking to other females, they are!

You will make sooooooooooooooooooo many mistakes … and it is okay.

It’s okay to be alone; you don’t need a relationship!

Love yourself. You are not perfect, but you are perfectly made.

Love,

Your 30-year-old self

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