Thursday, 10 November 2011

How to Survive University...

How to survive University. Please know that these are just tips and written by me – I have not even finished my first semester yet – so please take them with a pinch of salt.

  • Get a super market rewards card! Discount baby!
  • Get a coffee place rewards card! Free coffee baby!
  • Drink coffee in moderation and not on an empty stomach….yeah that didn’t go well when my diet was only coffee…
  • Going out for drinks and dancing really do help with the blues.
  • Laugh at life. Crap happens. Just keep trying to remain sane.
  • Respect your teachers. Really. No really.
  • Sleep when your body tells you it needs it. In short, University = irregular sleeping patterns. That is ok. Just sleep when you can, if you can. 
  • Don't study too hard - it hurts the brain.
  • Carry gum at all times. Sometimes brushing your teeth slips your mind or the mind of your friend.
  • Keep the secrets of drunk people. They don't know what they are saying.
  • Find something that works as a reward for studying, like the pointless drama of Gilmore girls. Two hours of study - one episdoe - two hours of study...
  • Share meals with people – value community.
  • Stay connected with the people you love outside of school.
  • Find a creative outlet
  • Find friends outside of school: they are a nice breath of fresh air.
  • Be purposeful in getting away from school every once in a while. Plan road trips, outings, adventures.
  • Use your intelligent parents as free editor of your papers….oh yes…

There is my advice for now. Jeez this is a strange and awkward season of life….if only University was as awesome and care-free as Tommy Hilfiger makes it look…..

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