Since it’s graduation time, I’m seeing a lot of articles and posts about what you should know before you go off to college or university. Here’s what I’ve got. What would you add?
You’re probably going to break up with your high-school significant other, and it’s probably for the best. If not, Â you’ll probably get married, and that’s awesome, but it’s also really rare. Don’t force it.
Don’t be afraid of the townies. Get to know where you’re living, beyond your campus.
Be whoever you feel like being. You won’t have this much freedom to do that, in exactly this sort of way, ever again.
Go barefoot. College is one of the most relaxed places on earth. Appreciate that.
Don’t forget that everybody else is as dumb and scared as you are. It can be a comforting realization.
Study abroad. If you do none of these other things, if you do nothing else, studyabroad. I promise it is worth whatever it takes.