Freshman year is full of new friends, experiences and responsibilities. Now a sophomore, I’ve looked back and realized I wasn’t all that honest with myself when it came to accepting those responsibilities. Here are 8 lies I told myself freshman year and the lessons I was a little reluctant to learn!
1. One more episode and I’m done
I binged watched Scandal during midterms. And finals. And second semester finals. It’s easy to get sucked into a TV show, especially when that show consists of presidential drama, a new character with a mysterious past and Olivia Pope’s fabulous cashmere coats. I would find myself 4 episodes in with a stack of reading assignments to do. Your favorite show can wait.
2. I’m going to use all these things I packed
My car was filled to the brim when I arrived at school in August. I ended up not wearing half the things I packed, like old t-shirts from high school sports teams and button downs I thought I’d put on for class. The books I kept for free-time reading were never touched, along with my six extra towels. Now that I know what I actually use, I’ll be bringing a lot less with me to college next week.
3. The diet starts tomorrow
I didn’t make the best food choices. My late nights were filled with french fries and fried chicken cutlet sandwiches. If you ever hear yourself say, “The diet starts tomorrow,” put down whatever you’re about to eat, because anyone who says that is about to consume something that’s not part of a healthy diet. The dining hall has tons of healthy options, which I’ll be choosing instead of the ever-present pizza station.