“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure”- William Feather. This quote sums up my college life so far. Being a freshman, yes at the bottom again, has allowed me to learn many things. Let me just make a list of what I have learned in college as well as being a student athlete…
- Sleep is uncommon. Being a student athlete has not allowed me to sleep during the day (or even at all). I rarely get to bed on the time because of doing my homework right after practice.
- Food is needed. Make sure you are eating well (meaning good food as well as good amounts of food) during college especially if you are in a sport. And if you are thinking that a granola bar is going to give you the energy you need for the day, you’re completely wrong.
- It is okay to say no to social life. Student athletes have no time to do many social things especially during their season. So if a friend group asks you to stay up late or go out when you have homework or studying to do… just say no.
- Stairs will never be your best friend. No matter how fit you are or how prepared you are to go up a set of stairs, you will always hate each step.
- Loads and loads of reading. Most of my homework is reading which is crazy. Some chapters will be 40 or more pages.
- Stay on top of your work load. Don’t procrastinate and wait till one hour before the work is due. You are just waiting for a panic attack to happen.
I learn new things every day. New people, professors, education, etc. No matter what day it is, I’m always on an adventure.
Nowadays people love to “stay safe” or stay inside their comfort zone. Life should be eventful and filled with things that challenge you and your way of life. Do not “stay safe” because you will never get to feel that adrenaline rush or that excitement that you get when you are doing something outside of your comfort zone. Challenge yourself. Set goals. Be prepared. Be enthusiastic about new things. Welcome new opportunities.
GO ON AN ADVENTURE