heres a list of how to avoid every mistake ive ever made in college (mental health heavy)
also before anyone says some fucking “we cant all be neurotypical brenda” shit: im not fucking neurotypical you absolute ass im just trying to help people and give them advice from my personal experience
talk to your doctor before you move to a campus. i should have been medicated when i went and absolutely was not. it was a factor in my downfall i think. not the biggest one, but i dont think id be in my situation now if i had done this beforehand.
please god make yourself do something you think youd enjoy. i had the absolute worst depressive episode of my life basically from september 2014-feburary 2015 because of this. if it sounds enjoyable go! dont debate it! you will only regret it later! but also: keep your personal comfort in mind. if your friend suggests something and youre not feeling it let them know. youre not a bad person for not doing it and youre not letting anyone down by putting your comfort first here.
talk to people in class. even if its just saying “hi” when they sit down. i, to this day, dont do that and i literally want to die. a simple hello on the first day could lead to a new friendship or two. and study groups. very important.
if its your first semester: you definitely will not be making all As. and thats ok. ive talked to many professors about this in many different fields of study. theyve all told me that even they didnt have a perfect first semester. most if not all college freshmen will have a terrible gpa. its fine. youre in a new environment, experiencing new things and new people. youre getting a culture shock. you wont be perfect at everything there.
this doesnt mean youre not smart and capable because you are, so dont let that get you into that mindset
UTILIZE ON CAMPUS COUNSELING. PLEASE IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE DO IT!
THIS GOES FOR PROFESSORS TOO. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR FIND YOURSELF HAVING ANY PROBLEMS: TALK TO THEM. THEY WILL DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND.
the biggest thing i did all semester that made me feel extremely accomplished was how much i like. deep cleaned my dorm. so i mean if you have time keep that shit clean. i mean you should be doing that anyway because its your living space but also: ra checks.
speaking of ra checks: if you have anything youre not supposed to (big for me was my lighter; no candles in my dorm + we couldnt have lighters out) put it in your desk, dresser, closed box, anything that closes basically. they cant actually go through your things just check out the surface really. and its pretty much just a quick once-over.
PLEASE MAKE SURE WHERE YOURE HANGING OUT DOESNT HAVE A NO TRESPASSING SIGN
I dont know if youve heard of the game Million Dollars But (it was made by Rooster Teeth), but I think you'd enjoy it! Like, regardless if you make a video on it- i just think youd really enjoy that game on your own time with friends!! I hope youre having a good day!