4 Summer Tips For Rising College Freshmen

4 Summer Tips For Rising College Freshmen
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    College-bound freshmen are about to embark on one of the most important transitions of their lives.

    They'll be going from required secondary learning to their higher, but optional education.


The summer will go fast especially as some colleges begin to welcome freshmen to campus by early August. Here is how you can make the most of your final summer before college begins.

1. Enjoy the ride. Come August, you will have left your high school friends behind. Some you will see again on campus, others you will run into when you are back home, but most you will not see again until your first high school reunion. Some students you will never see again. There will be much prep needed before you can head off to college, but still plenty of time to meet with your friends. Exchange cell phone numbers, follow each other on Facebook, enjoy leisure time together and maybe go on a trip. Make positive, lasting memories that you will always cherish and never regret.

2. Just stay healthy. You will be pushing yourself to the limit at times while in college. Maybe well beyond your limits. That’s okay, but keep in mind that your body can handle just so much. Yes, you are young and you feel invincible. All that superpower feeling can come crashing down on you if you do not get enough sleep, eat right and exercise. Use this summer to advance good habits that you can carry with you as you go off to college.

3. Try something new. What goals to do you have in life? What special “something” have you wanted to try? The interlude between high school and college will have you exploring options that you may not have considered previously. Let your mind take in these matters and choose at least one thing that you would like to do. Is it skydiving? Then do it. Would it be you traveling across Europe on rail? Bon voyage. Maybe you want to take a cooking class. Bon appetite. Take advantage of your time and explore something new. Chalk that experiment up to experience. Who knows? You may acquire a fun hobby along the way.

4. Give of yourself. Life isn’t just about you. Likely, you already know that. However, are you living your life with that thinking in mind? If not, then give of yourself by considering options for making a difference this summer. Take a church mission trip. Make friends with a single mother’s teen. Visit your ailing grandparents. Resolve to not let your younger brother or sister get under your skin. Just. This. Once. Just do it.

Summer Fun

So, what are your plans for the rest of this summer? Perhaps a bit of everything mentioned here. By late July your attention will shift to college, as you begin to buy supplies, ready your personal items and head off to student orientation. Enjoy the ride — it will certainly be a good one.

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