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


Growing up my mother was anything but functional. She abused drugs and was a hoarder. I was always left to clean the house. SO i rebelled and stopped everything including trying in school and at home. I got taken in by my pastor and his family. I was so thankful. They saw how i had given up and they tried teaching me things i would need to know to living on my own. I refused to learn these things i wanted to party and have fun. So if there were any advise to have given myself is to listen to My pastor and his wife and learn these things they were teaching me. I'm still a bad cook,i suck at cleaning, and balancing money.There are many things i wished i would have listen to. my transition into the adult college world was a shock i now had to learn all these things on my own.


If I could go back I would tell myself two things: work harder in my classes and don't be so casual about money. During my freshman and sophomore years of college, I definitely did not work as hard as I could have, my grades suffered and, in turn, my elegibility for financial aid suffered. When I did have money I wasted it on expensive perfume and other frivolous things, rather than saving it up and putting it toward my education. This combination forced me to take a year off to try and make more money, but in this economy in a small town, that's nearly impossible. If I had only known then, what I know now, there's a possibilty that I would still be in school getting closer to becoming a teacher. It was a good lesson to learn though, as hard as it is, because at least now I know that when I do go back, I need to make the most of my opportunity.


If I could go back in time and give myself advice about college I would have told myself to do many things different. I would have told myself to do as many classes in running start as possible, even if you fail, just to have that knowledge is very useful for the future. I would have told myself not to be afraid of talking to the teachers even if they are mean they shouldnt compramise your education. I would have liked to say that even if you fail a class, dont get discouraged and hide, just fail it and re-take it, you will most likely get a high grade because you already know everything. Keep your spirits high and pull through it. Dont get discouraged life will continue and you will have a great next year.