Minimalistic Posters -The Marauders
At this point, you need a divine move.
Thank every god there is, or was, or ever will be, and the whole universe and anyone else I could possibly thank, that I saw that beautiful girl on that train platform. And that I had the guts to stand up, walk over to her, tap her on the shoulder, open my mouth, and speak.
hiiii! okay there’s 2 main things that are like detrimental to succeeding in college
- take care of yourself: relaxation + fun + academics + your health. that’s the formula i use in order to find balance. finding a balance does not mean designating equal portions of time and energy into each aspect of your life; finding a balance is knowing what aspects of your life need more attention than others and committing to each aspect accordingly in order to establish consistency. it’s way easier said than done, but once you put forth the effort then you’ll realize how beneficial it is. pay attention to when your homework is due, when your next tests and quizzes are, how much time it will take to do your assignments, when your friends want to hang out and for how long, how much time you have to eat, and so on. for me, i put my academics as my first priority - i get all my assignments and online quizzes and other school stuff done as soon as possible so i have down time to relax or hang out with friends or go to the gym or whatever. finding a balance dramatically reduces your stress and anxiety, to be honest.
- take action and responsibility: everything is on you in college - your grades, your relationships, your food supply, your attendance, etc. your work ethic pretty much determines how well you do in college, or in school at all for that matter. find the methods of studying that work best for you. for me, i use quizlet and i take copious amounts of practice tests/quizzes. also, don’t procrastinate. we’ve all heard this so many times, but it is no joke in college. you can only bullshit your way through school for so long. for your own sake, take time out every day to do whatever homework or extra tasks you have to do. i usually study throughout the semester, plugging in terms, dates, people, and examples into the the flashcard option for quizlet after each text book assignment and lecture, and i study those notes at least twice a week. that way once it’s time to study specifically for a test or quiz, i already have all the material i need. side note: it’s important to remember that you need to take thorough, precise notes. your life depends on your notes. additionally, take advantage of office hours and email your teachers. office hours allow you to establish relationships with your professors and show them that you really care about your grades/succeeding in their class. office hours are there for your benefit anyways - your professors have them so they can provide additional help. also, if you weren’t already keeping in contact with your high school teachers through email, then you need to start now. it’s the same idea as office hours: you establish a trustworthy and memorable relationship with your professors. if you plan to go to office hours, email them, even if they say you can just walk in during the designated hours without an appointment. if you’re going to be absent from class or late to class, email them. lastly, you have to reach out to other people in order to make friends. it’s not like high school where you’re still with the same people you’ve been with since elementary or middle school. the first few weeks of school are the most difficult because you’re still adjusting to everything and you don’t know anyone yet. but if you just push aside any nervousness for even just a second, you can spend that second just saying hi and smiling. that’s the hardest step - the introduction. you’re gonna best asked “what’s your major?” and “where do you live?” at least 50 times a day, but it’s a good conversation starter. because i’m an introvert, i struggle to meet new people. i like to keep to myself most of the time, so introversion makes me feel lonely at times, mostly because i push people away simply because i get over-stimulated by constant contact and interaction with other people. but once i forced myself to dive out of my comfort zone, i found a happiness and confidence i never knew i had. i’ve also made some of my closest friends from being at college because i got to choose them, and i got to willingly shape those friendships. since we have majors/minors in college, we’re thrown into a mix of people who share some of our interests and hobbies. even if you don’t know what you want to major in, you’ll still make friends through your classes or through the clubs you join. to be honest, most of your friends come from the classes you take. being at college also means that you’re going to meet a lot of different characters and perspectives, but those meetings are the most valuable because they open your eyes. just try to be open minded and fake confidence until you begin to feel it.
When you listen to a song you used to listen to ages ago and you get that weird as fuck spine chilling feeling as you remember how your life was at that point in time
It’s like I’m reading a book… and it’s a book I deeply love. But I’m reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you… and the words of our story… but it’s in this endless space between the words that I’m finding myself now. It’s a place that’s not of the physical world. It’s where everything else is that I didn’t even know existed. I love you so much. But this is where I am now. And this who I am now. And
I need you to let me go.