10 Lessons I Learned in University

by - April 05, 2015

With only 3 days and 3 exams keeping me from the end of my university career, I figured now would be a great time to look back on some things that I've learned in the past few years and share those lessons with all of you. So here are 10 lessons I learned in uni.

1. I learned that it's okay to hate your program
It's no secret that I am not the biggest fan of University. Don't get me wrong I love the school I attended, Mac is a wonderful place filled with equally wonderful people. However, because I let other peoples views on what my life should be, I jumped into a program I ultimately had zero interest in. Within my three years of University, I realized that I absolutely hated my program, and that it was not what I wanted to pursue in my life.  Had I come to this realization sooner in my University career, I would have likely just changed my program, something that is very accepted, and extremely common. However, it was not until the end of my second year where I figured out that it wasn't what I wanted to do, and just found it a better option for me to finish a three year degree and go on my way.
2. I learned I should have gotten more involved
And by more involved, I really mean just involved. With over 300 different clubs recognized by my schools student union, I joined the big grand total of zero. Zip, zilch, I literally did not even consider joing a single club within my three years at this school and I regret that whole heartedly.
3. I learned that alcohol and sexting do not mix
Homegirl learned this the hard way. You know the deal, you have a little bit of alcohol, get some "liquid courage" in you, and the flirtation goes up a couple of levels. Also, lets be real here, (most, let's not get too general here) university students as whole are pretty horny to begin with. So when you add alcohol to the mix, things can get messy. From experience, waking up the next morning and finding sexts in your phone, or seeing you sent multiple druken "sexy" snapchats to a boy you were talking to was more embarrassing than it was empowering and I always regretted it.
4. I learned how to cure my hangover
At least I think I did. Granted I don't always drink to the point of having a terrible hangover the next morning, but I have had my fair share of awful hangovers. My cure is simple, tons of water, lots of sleep in complete darkness, an episode or two, or three of FRIENDS, and brunch. Bitches love brunch.
5. I learned that buying shoes with my student loans was a bad idea
My mom has often told me that I have champagne taste on less than a beer budget, and this is usually true. Obviously as a student, I don't often have a lot of extra money to spend, but twice a year student loans would be deposited into my bank account and I would go on quite the little shopping spree. Looking back on my spending habits now, I realize that it was a stupid decision. My feet might have looked great, but now I've got to be an adult and pay back my loans and I'm sort of regretting the last few pairs of peep toe pumps.
6. I learned how to survive on the laziest and cheapest diet possible
Like I said above, I usually spent the little money I had on shoes, so I couldn't always afford the luxuries I was accustomed to when I was living at home. I am also a l
azy fuck, and taking that extra hour out of my day to make a decent meal was just too much to handle. So naturally over the past couple of years I've become an expert and making cheap meals that take little to no time to prepare. They may not be 5 Star quality, but at least I never starved.
7. I learned how to up my boy stalking game
I'm a huge creep, this is not new news. But being in university has most definately heightened my level of creepiness. I once found a boy I talked to once on facebook through a friend of a mutual friend and I don't know if I should be embarrassed or proud of that.
8. I learned that the people you meet become your new family
Allow me to get sappy for a quick moment here, but this is so very true. Especially if you go away to school, I can't even begin to tell you how glad I was to have a family away from my actual family. You will meet so many wonderful people in your time at university, and some (or all) of these people will become the ones who laugh with you, cry with you, and pick up the slack of your family back home.
9. I learned that I am not a good classroom learner
The main reason for this I think is that I generally hate people who talk in class. For instance in one of my classes this year there was a guy who would literally challenge every single thing our prof would say. I just want to get in and get out man, I don't have the time or the patience for you to argue your way through our lecture. So I think that if I were ever to go to school again, I'd definately be up for some online classes!
10. I learned how to make the right decisions for myself
Perhaps this is the most important lesson I have learned, and I really only figured it out just recently. Making choices for yourself and being a little selfish every once in awhile is a fantastic thing and it can lead to real happiness. 

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