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What should every freshman at your school know before they start?


If I could go back in time, I would tell myself that college is not a joke. Not that I ever thought it was, but I never took it as serious as I do now. I've wasted a lot of time and money on classes that have nothing to do with anything I plan on doing with my life. I took a year off high school which I don't regret, it gave me the chance to understand that my passion is real, and didn't fade within months. I attended a community college for far too long and have no degree to show for it. I would tell myself to explore my options before I just start attending the cheapest school. I would tell myself that I deserve the best education, that I am smart enough to succeed. I would say that the going is tough, but I am a stubborn girl and I want what I want. I would encourage myself to reach for the stars.


If I could go talk to myself my senior year I would tell myself don't wait one year to start college. Waiting that one year will end up being seven years. One of my biggest regrets of my life is not attending college sooner. Now I am starting at the bottom in my mid twentys instead of being close to finished.