Many people don’t know, but I was homeschooled from Kindergarten through 12th grade…Now before you start freaking out. Yes, I know that’s a long time, and no I wasn’t locked up in a dungeon all day with little to no outside exposure. I’m a super social person and was always around other people my age. One huge stereotype people put on homeschoolers, is that we’re awkward and don’t know how to socialize. That couldn’t be more wrong when it comes to me.

I love my educational background and wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s definitely contributed to who I am today. After I graduated high school, I was excited to go to “real” school. Growing up, I would watch movies and tv shows, thinking that’s what it’s actually like. Constant parties, endless amounts of friends, all while having time to do homework.


That’s not what it’s like at all. But that doesn’t mean that’s a bad thing. College is definitely a time where you will learn many lessons.  In and out of the classroom. There are opportunities everywhere. And as cheesy and typical as this may sound, this is where you make choices that will greatly impact your future.

This is the time to take steps in the right direction.


Get Involved) Join a club, go to one of the campus events, or volunteer.

Plan Ahead) Think about what things you can do now that will impact your future career goals. Are there any organizations/ internship programs on campus that can help you network with others in that your field? What can you do now that will set you apart from your peers?

Socialize) This is the time to branch out and start new friendships with a variety of people. College is a place where you will meet people from different backgrounds.  Get out of your comfort zone and get to know someone new.

Whether it’s trying out a new class, attending a school game, or learning a new language. Take advantage of this time period in your life. Make every moment count, but don’t forget to have fun.