advice for freshmen

Dear High School Me...

Dear High School Me...

Reflection is a healthy part of growth in life. When we look back to our pasts & take a close look at who we used to be, not only do we see how far we've come but we can recognize the most important parts of the journey. Reflection allows us to learn from everything that life has either handed us politely or thrown quite forcefully at us. With that in mind, here are two of the Choctawk bloggers' takes on their high school selves in the form of letters.

Now What?

Now What?

So, now what? What are you supposed to do now that Welcome Week is over, you've settled into all your classes, and college has become normal? Don't worry, because I've got some suggestions. 

You're Still Smart if You have to Try

You're Still Smart if You have to Try

In high school, I was able to breeze by with A's without studying at all. I could half-do my homework and never read a chapter and make it through the semester with better-than-most grades (except in math... I hate math). I didn't study, I didn't apply myself, but I never finished a class with a poor grade. I considered myself a natural genius. College taught me that I am, in fact, not.