An underrated skill that is essential to learn in college is personal budgeting. In this blog, Tyler shares some of his learned lessons and also much advice as to how the college student can win financially.
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.
Being a freshman is so fun because you're experiencing a plethora of new things while also learning how to grow up. You have college level courses, equip with college level home work and exams. But, you also don't have parents to update on your constant whereabouts or a curfew to honor. You have classes everyday, but you have a number of free skips. You have free weekends and friends across the hall to adventure with, but you'll have tests on some Monday mornings. You have responsibility and you have freedom, and in my opinion, in order to have a successful freshman year, you need to learn how to balance the two.
What is the most common thing college students struggle with? Based off of people I have talked to recently and my own personal experience, I would have to say stress. It is true that, while we have a million things to do, we are not superhuman. However, we do serve an all-powerful God. Here are some things to remember as we try to turn our stress into dependence on God.