Ever wonder what another freshman is feeling about their first year in college? Me too! I had such a fun time getting to talk one of my sorority’s freshmen, Heather, about her first year in college. Heather is an amazingly smart, talented, and all around fun girl, and like most of us she too enjoys a good face mask and a latte.
1. What has been the most surprising thing to you about college?
H: The most surprising thing about college has been the amount of time you get outside of class, and the insane amount of things you can do with that time.
S: I finish class at like 3pm most days, and it’s crazy how much Netflix I can watch between then and bed time. It’s also fun because I get to have time to hang out with friends, take a walk, or go shopping.
2. What has been your favorite part of college?
H: My favorite part of college has been my sorority and joining the Mock Trial Team. I've met so many genuinely wonderful and inspiring people.
S: That’s awesome that you’ve gotten involved. Joining a sorority added so much fun to my freshman year. I think it’s great that you’ve done that and branched out to other things too. I wish I had tried more clubs my freshman year. It’s a great way to get to know people.
3. What has been has the hardest part of college?
H: The hardest part of college has been time management, which is ironic to a certain degree because there's so much free time. Managing free time is definitely a challenge.
S: Exactly! Like I said, so much time for Netflix! Sometimes it’s hard to motivate myself to do something productive. One of the best tools I have learned is to make a routine. My mornings are for exercise and catching up on emails, then I have class, and after class I allow myself about an hour of TV. After that it’s homework time, and then I’m free to do whatever.
4. What has been better than you expected?
H: The dorms are better than I expected. They're so nice.
S: You’re so lucky! They weren’t as nice my freshman year. But I will say living in a dorm was better than I expected. It was fun to have people to hang out with all the time.
5. Who or what has been your go-to when college gets hard?
H: My go-to when college gets hard is talking to my big, Taylor Wurth. She's always there for me and she's so wise and gives great advice. And a great stress reliever is also face masks. One vent session with Taylor followed by a face mask leaves me feeling like a new woman.
S: I love my big too! She is my go-to, and so is my mom...and chocolate fixes just about anything.
6. How do you feel about being on your own?
H: I love being on my own. I get to decide what I want to do whenever I want to do it.
S: That’s great you’ve adjusted so well! It was definitely harder for me freshman year, but now, as a senior, I definitely enjoy the freedom.
7. What is one thing you would tell your senior-year high school self?
H:If I could give advice to my senior self, it would be: stop worrying so much...and study harder for the AP test.
S: That’s advice I still need! It’s so easy to worry too much..and studying...let’s be honest..I can always improve on that one.