How To Make Friends In College?

College Routines, Tips & Tricks

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I have to admit, I am not a social person and I do not have a bunch of friends. I’m in college as some of you know. And it has been a pretty amazing journey, I have to admit. This is my second year in college and I think I’m better (socially talking) than I was back in the first year.

Well, first of all. I am a shy girl and for that certain reason I cannot talk with people just out of nowhere. Usually, people talk to me first and then I try to continue the conversation. TIP: If you continue the conversation, it can make a huge difference and people can actually talk to you again.  

Mostly the first day in college everyone is trying to make new friends. It is a good opportunity to socialize and meet new people. You’ll make a bunch of friends in the introductory course, but don’t worry if you don’t. Along the year you’ll find yourself getting along with a lot of people and I mean when I say: A LOT! TRICK: Try to compliment people with something about them. It always works & the conversation begins. 

If you live in the college dorms, that will make your life a little bit easier. Cause you know, you’ll have to get along with the people you are going to live with the whole semester or year. TIP: Always be respectful with your roommates things. Also make sure you ask how their day went or something similar, friendships can begin out of nowhere. 

BE CONFIDENT WITH YOURSELF. If you feel confident you’ll rule everything. I know that for shy people it’s really difficult to talk to other ones. Believe me I was, and I’m a little bit there now as well. So don’t be afraid. It will pass eventually. But if you really think you need someone to help you, continue reading…

  • Make sure you have a good mood the first day, remember that you facial gestures can provide a lot of information. So don’t be mad or sad or overwhelmed the first day.
  • Usually if you are on your phone the whole class or activity, people will not be able to talk to you. So try not to use that much your phone, try to interact instead.
  • If someone takes a seat next to you, try asking something about themselves. It can start a conversation. Or even begin just saying “Hello!”.
  • I know the struggle when it comes to group assignments and you don’t know anybody. Try to ask if you can be with someone who is sitting around you. Usually they are on the same page, so don’t be embarrassed.
  • There’s always going to be extroverted people on your classes, so if they talk to you, don’t be closed-minded and try to follow their lead. You’ll make friends if you stick with people like them.
  • Always be sure of who you want to spend time with. Remember its better having few but real friends than a bunch but fake friends.
  • Dress with clothes that make you feel good, it will radiate light and a beautiful smile on your face.
  • Do not hesitate if someone wants to introduce you to some friends. Unless, you don’t like the vibe. TIP: Always make sure that you really want to do this or that. 
  • If your college has a sport team and you are good and like that type of sport, try joining.
  • When people smile at you while you are walking smile back.
  • ALWAYS THINK POSITIVE! Please guys, if you think with positiveness, that’s what you’ll get.
  • GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! This is actually the first thing that you’ll need in your to do list, like for life in general. At first it’s scary, like really. But with time you’ll start seeing results and you’ll never feel the same. Take advantage of all the opportunities that college gives to you. Maybe those experiences will never be back.

But my biggest tip is: Enjoy every single day like it was the last one. Friends will come along eventually, don’t be disappointed. If you’re a good person and believe in yourself great things will happen. Always be proud of who you are. That’s the key.

Well I hope this tips can be useful for everyone and if you know more tips or tricks, please write them on the comments below. We all need them. Anyways, enjoy college or high school or life. You all deserve it. xoxox

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Tips & Tricks for College Freshmen.

College Routines, Tips & Tricks

 

It’s back to school season and a lot of us are heading off to college. Some will be heading off for the first time, and others will be heading off back again. Starting college can be as much as exciting as frightening.

Last year I head off to college for the first time. Along the year I learned a lot of things related to different situations. As easy as going to classes and as difficult as preparing a healthy meal for yourself.

First things first: You can deal with everything that happens along your college experience. You don’t need to be afraid. Live and learn about this amazing phase. This tips or advice are just things that worked for me during my stay in college and are still working.  The word college will be popping in this post A LOT. 

SCHOOL RELATED:

  • Your schedule will be given by your college the first semester. This is going to be according to the degree your going to major. Unfortunately it’s not gonna happen again in future semesters and you’ll have to enrol your own subjects. TIP: You need to check different types of schedule that can work for you. Check your degree study plan so you are aware of which subjects you should check out and which you shouldn’t.
  • Be prepared with all your school supplies. TIP: College doesn’t work anymore like highschool. So you are not going to use a lot of school stationery supplies. Don’t spend a lot on stationery items. For all the school supplies lovers, I get you. It is devastating.
  • There’s not a lot of working space on your dorm desk. All your papers and school supplies will be all over the desk area. This can be a little annoying, because the amount of space left to do homework or projects will not be enough. TIP: Buy on budget desk organizers. Those will work perfectly and will save a lot of space.            5c8672f20bdd25dcf842200bcde3f70f 11-desk-organization-hacks-feature       
  • When it comes about homework and projects. Be sure to know the exact day of delivery of each assignment. This is crucial, usually this type of work is high part of your grade. TIP: Buy an agenda to write down every single assignment and the final date that you will need to hand it over. If this doesn’t work for you, write it down on your phone and put a reminder on. 
  • In college most of the projects will be done on your laptops. TIP: Make sure you have a clean desktop. Make different folders for each subject so you have all your work organized. 
  • Take time to learn more about your professors. They will be an important part during the year.
  • Make time to socialize and make good friends. You never know what experiences you can have with them. TIP: Be friendly and kind. 

DORM ROOM RELATED:

  • You MUST know which things you’ll need to bring to college. Cause believe me if you forget something essential you’ll regret it so much. TIP: Check different lists from websites or apps like pinterest so you can have an idea of which things you should bring. In case you are not packing something essential those lists will remind you. You can also check my dorm room haul where I made a list of my college essentials. TRY NOT TO OVER-PACK!
  • Your bed is going to be your life saviour. So make sure it’s always neat. TIP: Make your bed as soon as you wake up. This will make your room look clean. 
  • Try to have a clean space. If you have a messy dorm you might not find what you need as easy as it should be. Why this? Cause the dorms are very small. TIP: Make a deep cleaning at least one day a week. Even if you just sweep it, the dorm will feel so much better. 
  • Roommates will be part of your college life. I know there are some colleges where you can have an individual dorm room or you can have a share dorm room.
    • Individual Dorm: Usually the ones that have one dorm room will be sharing the floor with other people. TIPS: Make sure you have a good relationship with the girls or boys you are living with. Try NOT to leave expensive or important things out of your own room. Don’t make a mess and try not to break the rules. RESPECT each other things. If you leave something on the common room of the floor make sure it has your name (I know this sounds like preschool, but BELIEVE. You’ll thank me later)
    • Shared Dorm: I personally do not have experience on this one, but here are some of my friends experiences. TIPS: Keep your side clean and always make sure you do not disturb your partner. Be patient and try to make a good relationship with the person you are going to live with for a year. 
  • We all love decor. Well not all of us, but for the ones out there. I got you! Usually dorm rooms are pretty small, so there’s not like a lot of space to decor at all. TIPS: Buy little frames or make your own. Little Polaroids do not affects anyone. Buy cute bedding and pillows and that will make a huge difference. Make sure to bring color items so it looks bright and joyful. Bring some home items, for those times when you feel homesick.

I think those are the most important things. If you think I missed something comment down below. And I’ll write about it in my next post. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE! xo

College Dorm Room Haul

College Routines, Tips & Tricks

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College is almost here and we need to get prepared for the bts day. I’ve already finished my first year of college as some of you may know. So I think that I know a little bit more of which stuff I really need to bring to college and which stuff needs to stay at home.

Everytime I shop I tend to classify everything on categories, so it’s easier to find what I am looking for and be organized on the process. My college dorm includes: an individual bed with a little drawer, a little closet, a desk with a lamp, a trash can, a piece of cork, a moving chair, a smart TV & some shelves. In the bathroom we have an iron and a board for clothing. In the kitchen we have a microwave and a big fridge for everyone in the dorm floor.

BEDDING

  • Under Blanket
  • Throw Blanket
  • Pillows
  • Quilt
  • Bed Sheets
  • Pillow Cases
  • Mattress Pad & Protector

LAUNDRY

  • Laundry Basket
  • Softener
  • Detergent (Oxi or Similar)
  • White Vinegar

KITCHEN UTENSILS

  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Spoons
  • Plates
  • Small Frying Pan
  • Tea Cups
  • Some tuppers
  • Spatula
  • Spaghetti Fork
  • Sponge for Dishes and Soap
  • Cutting Board
  • Bowls
  • Can Opener
  • Mugs
  • Chopping Board
  • Chopping Knives
  • Peeler
  • Kitchen Towel
  • Oven glove
  • Paper Towels
  • Food Container
  • Plastic Storage Bags (Ziploc or so)

CLOTHING 

On this category it depends a lot on the weather and the kind of clothing that you like, but these are the basic ones.

  • Jeans
  • Slippers
  • T-Shirts
  • Jumpers & Dresses
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Shoes (Sneakers, Flip Flops, cute flats)
  • Swimwear
  • Shirt & Tie
  • Warm Clothes (Sweaters, Rain Jackets, Winter Jackets)
  • Flannels
  • Business Casual Clothing
  • If you practice an sport, you’ll need to bring all the equipment.

FOOD 

This category must include your favorite an easy must have foods. Also avoid buying food that can be easily spoil.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS 

  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Makeup
  • Toothbrush
  • Body Cream
  • Lotion/Perfume
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Moistrizer
  • Swabs
  • Nail Polish
  • Sponge
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Shower Towel
  • Mirror
  • Hand Towel
  • Tissues
  • Nail Clippers
  • Hair Spray
  • Comb
  • Lip Balm
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Straightener or Curling Iron
  • Tampons or Pads

TOILETRIES

  • Multivitamins
  • Painkillers
  • Paracetamol
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Some flu or cold remedies
  • Anti-Allergy pills
  • Condoms (You never know when you’ll need them)

ELECTRONICS

  • Alarm Clock
  • Loud Speakers
  • Ipad/Ipod
  • Headphones or Earphones
  • DVD Player
  • Games Console
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Laptop
  • Chargers
  • Long Ethernet Cable
  • HDMI Cable

OTHER

  • Candles
  • Board Games
  • Umbrella

I’m going to make other College related posts so you can have a great experience there. If you have any doubts let me know on the comments below.

My First Year of College

Personal Stuff

college-dorm-ideas-for-girls-dorm-room-wall-decorating-ideas-delectable-ideas-cute-dorm-rooms-old-country-kitchen-designsI’ve already finished my first year at college. There have been a lot of experiences and good memories so far. I’ve learned a lot through this journey, such as personal and career stuff.

To be honest the first time that I was heading of there I was pretty nervous, it was going to be a completely new experience. But for my fortune most people tend to be kind and care about their own business. Which for me is pretty amazing.

Along the year I’ve made really good friends. I’ve been able to experience the outdoors and some things that I had never tried before. My schedule was not that hard to follow, I only had six classes and some scholarship service. I had time for myself and my friends too.

As we all know college is one of the best time of our lives, where we make those unbreakable friendships and to be honest I really believe that. I’ve met amazing people, that has been there for me whenever I needed. In my worst and my best. Maybe I’m talking to early but let’s pray that it keeps that way.

I live in a dorm with some roomies. It is a completely different experience, cause I’ve never had to share anything at all (with strangers). In the dorms we need to try our hardest to not annoy the other roomies and respect each other, but as all you know there’s always some people that do not understand that. So it has been not that hard, but a little bit annoying tbh.

I’m studying finances. My classes have been very helpful. I’ve learned a lot, basic stuff of course, but I need to start from the bottom, right? Anyway, I’m really liking my career so far. It’s very interesting and I really enjoy learning all those financial terms and making those economic graphics.

The hardest thing of all was learning how to cook, how to make laundry and wash the dishes. I tend to be lazy, so at home I didn’t helped my mom with those things, but after I head off to college I needed to learn to do all of that. Anyways I think I’m doing a pretty good job so far.

To finish up my resume of my first year of college. I think that I’ve learned how to be independent, trying doing all my stuff that is needed without mom was really hard at the beginning but as the time passes by, it gets easier and I really like it. Cause I know that I’m preparing myself for the future. And at the end the only one that is going to be benefiting for that it’s me.