What I Have Learned Throughout My First Year Of College

Sooooooo I’m officially a sophomore in college! It feels so crazy to say that, but last Tuesday was my last day of freshman year! Reflecting back on my first year at college, I have no regrets, I had an awesome year and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

Here’s a list of a few things that I have learned throughout my first year of college:


1.Naps are essential – and it is fully acceptable to take them at any given time of day:

-My roommate and I constantly took naps throughout the year, sometimes you just need to squeeze a quick nap in at 4:45 pm before dinner at 5, and there is nothing wrong with that.


2.Noise complaints do not define you:

-Me, my roommate, and my friends who live on my floor have received more than one noise complaint this year. Sometimes we just get really excited over small things and need to scream about it. #sorrynotsorry


3.Sometimes you just need to let the mess pile up in your room:

-More times than often me and my roommate’s room has looked somewhat similar to that of a bombsite, but you know what, college is stressful and you don’t always have time to vacuum, or pick up any items that you may have threw on the floor when you were rushing to get ready. So it’s whatever really.


4.Nothing is more disgusting than getting hair caught between your toes in the comfort of your own room:

-Both me and my roommate have a lot of hair goin’ on, I can’t tell you how disgusting it is to get hair caught between your toes though, that is really something else.


5.Sometimes you need to eat a whole pint of Ben and Jerrys’ Ice Cream:

– The workload in college is unreal, and I know prior to the beginning college people told me this all the time and I may or may not have believed them, however I found they were right really quick. High workloads come with high stress, and sometimes eating a whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is the only remedy.


6.Office hours, office hours, office hours… did I mention office hours!?:

– I know most people are afraid to go to their professors office hours because lets be honest, who wants to sit one on one in your professor’s office and talk about your classes. But office hours are actually awesome, they help so much and if you get the chance to have a real conversation with your professor, you’ll find out that they’re not as weird or lame as you think! (most of the time)


7.Going out isn’t the only way to have a good time:

-Going out isn’t really my “cup of tea” (or should I say coffee… I actually hate tea) ANYWAYS I don’t really like going out and I’ve learned that although most people do go out and have a great time, it’s perfectly okay to stay in. Most schools have things and events going on constantly because they’re aware that some kids don’t like going out, these events are actually a lot of fun! Having some alone time to eat pizza and binge watch Netflix isn’t too bad either 😉


8.Procastination is inevitable:

-I mean, has there ever been a cure for procrastination? It just gets worse in college, really, there’s not much you can do about this one.


9.Do you:

-I’ve never really been a person to confine to society or change myself based on what others think, but if you’re the type of person that does do that, college is the time to stop. People who want to be your real friends aren’t going to care about your weird traits or strange habits, so keep doin’ you. You’re never going to make true friends if you’re constantly always worrying about changing yourself to fit other peoples standards in the first place.



-If not all, most of my best friends that I’ve made at school have been because of my door being open. Keeping your door open allows people to come in and say hey, or introduce themselves. Even if you have a super strange roommate who likes the door to always be shut (I know a few people like this) open it anyway… this is how you’ll make your best friends.


11.The food sucks, get used to it:




Welp, I feel like that list could go on and on so I’m gonna cut it short here. Hope you all have an awesome day! 🙂

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  • I absolutely love all of these! As I am officially a senior in college, I’ve learned so much, but these are the basics and the most important parts. And naps are essential, no matter what. Don’t let anyone judge you for them either, they’re just jealous they don’t take them!

    Xo, Rach | Seashells + Sparkles

    • yes to naps! I think I took one like once a day xx

  • eww yes to the hair thing 🙁 unfortunately i’ve experienced that one too many times ..

    • haha so gross!

  • This could not be more true!! Naps are a must. I don’t think I would’ve made it without them!

    • haha I know right! xx

  • Charlotte Harris

    This was such a great post! Love all of your thoughts on your first year of college. Glad I came across your blog!


    • Thanks so much! I’m definitely gonna check out yours!

  • This is so accurate. I once gave myself a 4 min nap before class, it was beautiful.
    Your post covers are really pretty and cool btw!