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


I would advise myself that it is important to be flexible and that it is okay to not know your major when you first enter college. The more you attend, the more you will learn about yourself and find out what you want to do with your life, and what career you want to take. I would also advise myself that though things seem bad, they will get better as long as you just keep fighting. Your life is what you make it to be, so fight for what you want and stay determined.


If I could go back in time and talk to my high school self I would tell myself to enjoy school more. To take more college classes and actually go to class instead of hanging out in the gym playing basketball. I would tell myself to take more pictures with my classmates and develop better study habits while I can because in college it gets a lot harder. Also, to make the most of the college courses I got to take in high school.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a senior I would have to tell her to first, enjoy high school. Graduating and getting out of your hometown is not as exciting as it sounds. Secondly, I would also tell her that whenever your then boyfriend is talking about joining the military make sure he knows what he is getting into and looks at all the different jobs available. The military life style is not like the video games and movies you have to give up everything, move to a place you don’t know anyone or anything, and most of all watch your husband go through huge amounts of stress. Last but not least, I would tell her that you marry the love of your life and high school sweetheart in Texas and that you will both go through hard times some due to military and some due to other issues, but just know that you both will learn and grow and become stronger not only as individuals but also together as a couple.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have a bit of advice. Since I know more now about college life and making the transition, I would advise myself to be frugal with fast food spending, get cheap microwavable foods, be prepared to drink lots of coffee, and never wait until the night before the test to read the chapter anymore. Also, apply for all the scholarships and grants you can get your hands on! Don't party on school nights. Plunge yourself deeply into your passion and get as much experience as possible. Don't let boys distract you! Don't forget your old high school friends and to still spend time with them. When you are tired, still go to class. Last but not least, never forget the reasons why you are going to college in the first place.


knowing what i know now, i wish i could go back in time and talk to myself my senior year. I would tell myself that i need to spend more time looking for scholarships. College costs a lot of money, even community colleges. I would tell myself that even though i had savings i should still apply for scholarships because college has a lot of unexpected expectations that you can not alwas plan for. Every little bit of money is helpful in college which is why i wish i had applied for more scholarships.


If I were to go back in time and talk to myself when I was a senior in high school I would tell my self to take as many hours as possible every semester. Another thing I would tell myself is to worry more about school not my job.


If i cold go back in time and talk to myself as a senior there would be many thing i would tell myself about college life and making the transition. First, I would tell myself to make sure to get all the scholarships I could and to pay attion to the deadlines for scholarships. Next, I would tell myself that parts of college are going ot be stressful but not to worry and that everything will turn out the way it should. Lastly, I would tell myself to alow more time for homework . In regards to making the transition there are a few things i would go back and tell myself. One being that trying to find a job is going to be very hard adn not to stress tomuch over finding one because avenchaly you'll find one. Next, I would say not to worry about making friends beacuse you will and it won't be as hard as you think. Lastly, I would tell myself to go over your aunt's and cousin's house more often. College can be hard, I wish I would have known what I know now to help me transition to college.


If I would go back and talk to myself in highschool I almost garentee you would find me in the science lab. I would be hanging out with all my friends, not caring about what the future had to hold for me. I would have to slap myself. I would then sit myself down and have a long discussion about what my priorities were in life. I can not waste my life. I have to get up and start filling out scholorship forms and looking into colleges. Hanging out with friends does not pay the bills later on in life! You have to have a good education and that requires you to work very hard for it. I'll tell myself it wont be easy, and I am not going to like it sometimes, but in the end its going to all pay off. Then I would esscort myself down to the couselors office and help myself pick out some goals for colleges. I understand now what I didnt understand then. You have to work hard for what you want, if you dont, you wont appreciate it as much.