Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5 things I've learned in College

It's almost 2 and a half weeks before my most awaited day, which is my graduation day! I still don't want my stay in school to end but as they say, "Every ending is a new beginning." I'm nervous and excited at the same time for what the future has in store for me, but I need to be ready.

I will never forget all the beautiful memories that I had in TSU for the past 4 years and of course, the learnings that college has taught me, not only in terms of academics, but with all the learnings through the good and bad experiences that I had and here are some of those.

First thing is to have fun. Yes, it is not bad to go and chill out with your friends after a long day in school. You can treat this as a reward for yourselves. Just make sure that you do it responsibly, you can still have fun without drinking and wasting yourself. I, myself don't drink but I still go out with some friends.

Stepping out on my comfort zone was the thing that I'm actually proud of. I conquered a lot of things that I didn't expect I can do. Back then, writing was the only key that I had when I enter college, I explored the course that I took and learned a lot of things, even my stage fright has gone. I experienced singing, dancing, talking, and acting in front of many people. Thanks to my theater and production class. Haha! Before, I'm more comfortable working behind the camera, like in script writing but now I can proudly say that I can do both. In front, or behind the camera? I'm good.

Being independent, in terms of not relying with your parents, except for financial assistance because of course, we're still students. In my first year in college, It was my first time to live out with my parents for a long time and live in a dormitory. I've learned a lot of things, specially doing the household chores that's why when I needed to live again on my own for my on-the-job training (OJT) there were no adjustment that much. Living on your own is good, but there's still this unexplainable feeling when you're with the family.

Stress is the thing that we can never avoid wherever we are, whether in school or in work. The best thing that you can do is don't overthink too much. We all came to the point where in we do not know what to do first because of un-ending deadlines, meetings, and other school works that we need to finish. Do it one at a time, and make a proper time management. Having your planner and a to-do list is very helpful.

Enjoy every moment with your friends while you still have your time. The people in the photo on the right side are my college friends. They were the first group of friends that I had when I was in my first year. Some of them shifted into another course and one of them transferred to another school. We rarely see each other now, but when we do, we make the most out of it.

"I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun." - Charles R. Swindoll

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