Things I Learned Freshman Year of College

-hot is hot, cold is cold, and your can’t fly

-parents are a god sent and I love them so much

-a clean room is much easier to function in

-the lobby bathrooms will always have toilet paper you can steal when you’re out

-sharing is caring

-hand sanitizer cleans just about everything

-fluorescent lighting hurts

-everything is a lie

-everybody is just a clueless as you

-people have lived some pretty fucking rad lives

-learning can be fun

-STUDY

-an inflatable palm tree looks nice but constantly will fall over

-traffic cones make good pillows

-sunrises are just as nice as sunsets

-you’re not invincible but you’re capable of a lot more than you think

-army men are some of the most gnarly dudes I’ve ever met

-people are amazing and these kids really do have your back… not like high school have your back like you’ve been marries 80 years have your back

-self care, self care, self care

-drama really is some high school shit

-i am a queen and so are you

-just ask, they’ve heard worse

-write everything down

-a toilet paper tube with drier sheets in it will not stop your room from smelling like smoke

-tell people how you feel

-wash out water bottles that had milk in them immediately

-going to class and succeeding is cool 

-your clothes don’t have to match

-throwing up will almost always make you feel better

-the positive things they tell you come with exercising are real

-peanut butter

-always keep construction paper and gel pens near by

-its okay to say no, no one will think any differently

-KARMA IS REAL

-a deep breathe can fix almost everything and it’s a good start when it can’t

-the average range of a hand grenade is 30-35 meters

-always carry a water bottle and headphones

-the little things add up

-no one thinks your weird secrets are weird they think they are cool and that is what makes you you

-naps are a religion

-sleep schedules are kinda nice and parents kinda know what they’re talking about

-random hook ups are okay and its not going to get spread around the school

-wash your sheets occasionally 

-befriend the kids in your hall

-there is a button on fire detectors that will turn it of before the all the fire detectors go off

-sometimes you just have to say fuck it

-start in the middle of the paper

-there are no bullies

-there are kids that do drugs and succeed and there are sketchy drug heads.. know the difference

-india does in fact have elephants

One of the things that pleases me most about this is seeing conservatives voting in favour of marriage equality. It is all too easy to seperate the political spectrum into “good” and “evil”, neglecting to acknowledge the validity of various political orientations. Seeing conservatives who vote for their conscience, who prove to the world that conservatism is not synonymous with bigotry and antiquated world views gives me hope for the poltical future of my country