The semester is a month in, and it seems as if all of the projects, parties, and papers are coming in one huge wave. With midterms right around the corner (Yes, they are happening sooner than you think), it's easy to feel overwhelmed by school, work, and personal events; however, you don't have to let this stress overtake your life.
The truth is rooming with someone is not and never will be perfect, even if it is with your best friend. That’s something I did not understand before my freshman year. As I planned my move to Mississippi College, I was determined that my college living experience must be perfect. I had to get along with my roommate. We had to live in East. (Freshman Nolie was opposed to the idea of community style residence halls. I now realize that there is nothing especially gross or inconvenient about community living.) Our room would be perfectly coordinated but not too “matchy.” Everything would be perfect. Not surprisingly, this need for perfection proved to be a source of stress.
It was a winter's evening. Christmas lights illumined the tower, and the hum of voices filled the room. It should have been a cheery scene, but the topic of conversation lingered on finals, to-do lists, and finding perfect gifts. Stress tangibly radiated from my dear friends as they recalled all they had to accomplish before Christmas break.
The transition to college is exciting, but it can also be challenging and stressful. However, but can ensure your transition to college goes smoothly by learning certain skills in high school. These skills allow you to adjust to the big changes college brings and actually enjoy the transition. Without further ado, here are ten lessons you should learn before college.
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.