For this blog, I was told to think about what I would tell an incoming Freshman if I could only tell them one thing, and I had all sorts of great lines like "You are your biggest obstacle," "Don't Stop Believing," and "Timing is Everything," and "Don't waste your time." However, despite the potential for countless Journey references available in some of those titles, I have decided to go in a different direction. I've decided that since I can only tell you one thing, it's going to be something shocking, something antithetical to almost everything you have heard or read about college.
I can download a song from iTunes in less than a minute. I walk across the street to the grocery store for midnight snacks. I frequent drive-thru fast-food restaurants. Events are measurable down to the minute or even second. In our culture, if we want something, there's a good chance that we can get it almost immediately. That's not always the case.