Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mini College Overview

I completed my first year of college! COLLEGE! A year ago I never thought that this day would come but it did. I have been out of high school for a year and have been finding myself in school. I feel as if I have grown so much because of the experiences I have had this year. Whether you are in college or starting it read this post for some inside edition information.

Starting with the basics! Classes!
Fall Term: Jazz, Art, First Aid, & Math 60
Winter Term: Yoga Dance Conditioning, Writing 121, Math 60, & Jazz
Spring Term: Hip-hop, Printmaking, Math 65

Classes overall!
Core classes are essential to complete. They can be a pain but I learned so much more from college writing and math than I ever did in a high school class. Paying for education can be worth it. Just make sure to check rate my professor when you sign up for classes! It pays off. I ended up with a bad teacher spring term for writing and dropped the class. Not worth paying for a class you don't enjoy. Take my word for it. It will be painful to sit through that class until you are so fed up with it!

Dance is amazing in college. I got lucky and got one of the most amazing teachers for dance. The people who I dance with are also all really friendly. Dancer friends at school make sure a wonderful tight knit group. Glad I got to have fun dancing and growing as a person in that class.

Now when it comes to art classes it's another story. Artist are most quiet which makes breaking their shell and making friends a little harder but if you do you will be glad you did. Printmaking this term was so awesome though!  A lot of work but I have some cool art projects that I really like. Post on the art soon!

Some of my favorite memories!
-The PCC dance show
-Meeting some cool people
-Riding the bus (feeling of small girl in big city)
-Exploring campus
-Staying to hang out with friends
-Funny teachers
-Donating blood for the first time
-New music
-People holding the door open for you
-Carpooling with a friend
-Ping pong with the soccer dudes

LESSONS LEARNED
Study and do your homework. This is so important in college as a high school student I never did homework but as a college student, I never missed an assignment. Homework makes good grades!

Talk to your teachers. This is important grade wise. Email, talk, let them know what's going on. It helps!

Don't be afraid to be by yourself. High school made it seem like eating alone was something bad but so many people are in their own world in college. No one cares about what you are doing. Do you.

Boys will be boys. Unless you are hitting on older guys in college. Which could happen *wink wink* boys are still the same ones they were in high school. Don't fall into the trap I did.

Love yourself. I think I learned to love myself because of the college flings that happened... or almost happened. You just need to go with your gut and do what feels right to you. No one else gives a damn. I learned that the hard way.

Be you and you will figure everything out and take your time as well!

But college overall is fun! Enjoy yourself, learn, grow, and be you.

18 comments:

  1. This is so great! I can relate to almost all of it. Congrats on finishing your first year! :)

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    1. I am excited to hear you can relate! Thanks!

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  2. Yaaaas! Congratulations! Sounds like such a great year-- can definitely relate to a lot of this :D
    One down, 3 to go! [Maybe! Lol-- grad programs are a thing (; ]
    xx
    steph

    strictlystephanie.blogspot.com
    stephaniewscribbles.blogspot.com

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    1. YES! I have a few more years to go! It's honestly been so fun though!

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  3. YAAAY CONGRATS ON FINISHING YEAR ONE!! <33 Such good tips and stuff too, I have one year left of high school, but I'll definitely come back to this when I'm getting ready for my first year of college.

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    1. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I am sure by then I can give you a lot more lessons and tips. Remind me to do a part two next year!

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  4. Great post! I'll be off to college soon so this was great advice xx

    Stella
    http://onegirlblogger.blogspot.com/

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    1. A lot of my fellow bloggers are going to college! So happy for you all!

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  5. This is awesome and soooo helpful! I am going to be going to college in CA this August, and it is so neat to read all of your advice and updates! <3 I will definitely refer back to this in the fall!!

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    1. I am glad you found it helpful! YOU WILL LOVE COLLEGE!

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  6. That's good! Congrats Vanessa! <3
    I love the things you learned ;)

    trulyfionaa.blogspot.com

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  7. Congratulations!!! So happy for you :)) this was really helpful, just to keep in mind... it'll be one more year until I go into college! I'd love to do dance in college, like that is so awesome.

    Jazzy @ http://thrivinghope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! By then there will be another post! haha yes dance is the best!

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  8. I just finished College, but I really enjoyed your post hehe! Congrats!

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  9. Glad you had a good first year. I am so excited to go to college...one more year of high school, and then I'm free! I'll be applying this fall, and hoping and praying I can get where I want. Good luck on your future years!

    Ella

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