Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Part 7 of College...The things I've learned

College was 8 months of perfection. I know everyone enjoys their first year of college, but I seriously learned a lot about myself, the world, and life. I've also learned little things that probably don't matter in the real world, but they matter to me.

This isn't even half of a list, but I'm not gonna tell the world everything I learned.

  • Going to parties sober is a lot of fun, especially if you like people watching.
  • I truly am a band geek.
  • I don't know if I could make friends if I didn't do marching band.
  • Some people are never going to get over themselves.
  • Shakespeare was an interesting man. Even though I hate the hype about him, he's definitely got something going for him.
  • Stereotypes never go away, even if people at college are more laid back.
  • Neither do reputations. But unlike high school, at college you usually deserve it.
  • The internet is addicting. Somehow, hours can pass when you're on the computer.
  • Flip flops should not be worn in the rain.
  • Growing up is hard, especially since you don't want to lose who you are.
  • Teachers suck in high school, professors suck at college. If you're lucky, you'll get a good one, but it never gets better.
  • Miami food is really good, but it gets old.
  • Good people never get their way.
  • Midnight walks are amazing. Only in Oxford, OH. And only with your best friend.
  • Drugs actually do exist. It isn't a myth. They were just hidden from me to protect my innocence.
  • Male singing groups are my absolute favorite. Female voices ruin the beauty of male singers.
  • Growing up in Pittsburgh is a lot different from Ohio.
  • Trusting people is hard.
  • Being paranoid is better than being completely trusting.
  • There are so many different sorts of people out in the world.
  • College is a bubble. It's almost worse than living with your parents. Real money doesn't exist.
  • Friends are more important than school work.
  • I don't need a thousand clubs to be in. I'm comfortable only doing one thing. I still want to get involved more, but I don't need to, like I did in high school.
  • Even people in college are stupid. I don't know what happens between high school and college, but they're just stupid, even though they got into a good college.
  • Skipping classes should affect your grade, but most of the time, it doesn't.
  • There's something to like about everyone.
  • Sleep is important. I could pull three all nighters in a row in high school. That does not happen at college. Period.
  • Eating lots of bad food+not exercising= gained weight. And a lot of it.
  • Long distance relationships are hard. So I sort of learned this last year, but it's ever growing on me that it's really hard.
  • Facebook notes are a necessity in busy homeworking times.
  • I'm probably not meant to have roommates, since I have the worst schedule ever, but they're amazing nonetheless, and I don't know what I would do without having someone to distract while I do homework.
  • I'm not as good of a person as I thought I was.
  • Girls with red hair have more fun.
  • I'm going to be a writer, whether it means living on the streets or not.
  • Music means everything to me.
  • Best friends come with penises.
  • I'm a lot more comfortable with sex, alcohol, and those uncomfortable topics.
  • Taking on too much means less time with your friends.
  • I'm scared of everything. You name it, I'm scared of it.
  • There are few people in the world I love, most of them from college.
  • I suck at conversations.
  • College is not like high school. Not in the least.
  • There's so much I want to do, and so much more that I can't.
  • I only have four, now three, years to do whatever I want, because the real world sucks.
  • Even if I turn into an alcoholic slut who does bad things, two things I never want to do are swear and smoke. I mean, I'd like to avoid all the other stuff too, but those are my biggest things.
  • I'm a party whore. I love hanging out with a bunch of people. Even if they're all drunk.
  • I thought finding a best friend in college would be hard. And then Timothy Lucas came along.
  • I love calling Timothy Lucas by his first and middle name.
  • Lukeboy is probably the best thing that's ever happened to me.
  • I'll never forget the day I realized that.
  • I'm not as depressy as I used to be. I've never been depressed, but I tend to have less-than-confident tendencies.
  • Less is always more.
  • Ice cream is a requirement for life.
  • I have a new respect for trumpet players because of what I learned in physics class.
  • Band personalities still hold true in college.
  • I'm the most oblivious person ever. I don't think this will ever change.
  • I'm not really, really good at one thing. Unless you count caring, which the real world never takes into consideration.
  • I make mistakes.
  • Classical music is really, really interesting. Especially piano music.
  • I want to be really good at whatever I end up doing in life.
  • I couldn't live without people.
  • The economy sucks, but I have hope for this country.
  • Ohio really doesn't suck as much as The Last Five Years claims.
  • Though, it is really, really flat. And windy.
  • I love being sisters with all of my friends.
  • Even though in some ways, you have to grow up, there are some things you should never give up. Like coloring. And puzzles.
  • The bravest thing I've ever done is lie in the middle of the road.
  • Actually, showing Luke my story might've been the bravest thing I've ever done.
  • Graduating in three years is possible, but I want to do so much, so I guess I'm here for four.
  • I'm afraid of who I'll be after college.
  • I'm afraid of losing control. One thing I have that a lot of people don't is control.
  • I'm afraid of telling secrets. I've had bad experiences in the past that will affect me for the rest of my life.
  • I'm afraid of showing myself. Whether it be singing, writing, or playing my flute.
  • Piano is the best instrument for everything. Theory, composition, being way amazing at life, you name it.
  • Life is short. But it might just be the right length.
  • Bethel Park needs a bubble around it.
  • I've learned something in every single class I've ever taken here at college.
  • An hour and fifteen minutes in one class isn't actually that long.
  • I want to be a writer. I know I've said that before, and it's something I wanted in high school, too, but after this year, I know for sure that's what I want to do.
  • I still want to be a teacher. I don't know how I will be one, but eventually, I want to teach.
  • FMyLife makes me feel better about my life. Not because these people's lives suck, but because people are idiots, and I'm glad that I'm not.
  • Grammar sucks.
  • So does spelling. And vocabulary. But I at least have better grammar/spelling/vocabulary than a lot of people with my major.
  • I'm really bad at making friends. Which is why I'm glad they usually come to me.
  • New Year's Resolutions are fun, even if I never do exactly what they say, I feel like somehow I develop somehow on every New Year's Resolution I ever make.
  • I hope that someday I will figure out what I'm meant to do.

2 comments:

Moria said...

I really like this...they're things you'll remember forever:)

Tim said...

A lot of this sounds really familiar. They are things that everyone must learn that can never be taught.