I’m a College Graduate!: What I Learned & What I Wish I Knew About College

I’m officially a college graduate and moving on to the next! Even though I’m going to fashion school for a year it still feels crazy that my four years at SF State has come to a close. In the beginning of this year a lot of different things came to an end all around the same time, but I see it as a big chapter ending. Which in a way is kind of comforting because when things come to an end, it’s the start of a new beginning. I used to be afraid of change, but over the years I began to really enjoy new starts and changes in my life. Also, over the past few years I’ve learned so much about myself and life in general. Originally going in to college I had some expectations of what my life would look like and it was completely different from what I thought. Even with it not meeting my expectations, I wouldn’t change anything and I’m happy with how everything turned out for me!

I wrote this list about what I wish I knew and what I learned because maybe it’ll help a few others later on in the future if they ever find this post. Also, it was kind of nice to reflect back on everything as well!

  1. If You Came In With a Plan-Forget About It: I came in to college with a very planned out mindset of what I thought my life was going to look like for the next four to five years. My life has looked NOTHING like the plan I thought I had or was going to achieve and honestly I’m very happy with how my life has turned out anyway. I look back at what I thought I wanted and the person I am now wouldn’t want that life.
  2. You’re Not Going to Find Your People RIGHT AWAY When You First Enter College: My first few months of college I was actually so sad LOL I hated it completely. I was very disappointed my first semester because I didn’t automatically make a huge group of friends or found my people. I thought I was going to be very lonely in college that I really thought about transferring. I thought “my type” of people weren’t at my school. Little did I know that I would be making lifelong friends along the way. I didn’t officially have my core group of true friends until my junior year!
  3. Nobody Cares (In the Best Way Possible): Nobody in college cares what you wear, look like, do, or anything. Nobody judges and nobody cares. It’s not high school LOL
  4. Don’t Take Things TOO Seriously: Sometimes when you take things way too seriously in college you kind of miss out on the fun you could’ve had in certain situations.
  5. Nobody is That Mature In College: People will tell you how mature everyone is in college, but WRONG. I’ve met many people who are far from it. People are still growing up lol.
  6. You Don’t Have to Know What You Want to Do After College/ Your Major Doesn’t Define You: I graduated with a Broadcasting Communications major! I came into college thinking I wanted to do PR or work in broadcasting, but I’m going to attend fashion school now and thats what I really want to do. I didn’t really realize what I wanted to do until I was a junior. It’s never too late to change your mind.
  7. You Will Experience A LOT of Hard Times: I think I had some of my saddest moments in college TBH. I had my first big heartbreak, I lost friends, I failed at a lot of things, I was let down many times, COVID happened during the best semester I ever had, and etc. It won’t always be smooth sailing.
  8. You Will Experience a LOT of Good Moments: Besides hardships, you will have many good moments in college. I have a copious amount of amazing memories that I will always cherish. You also get to experience all of the things you couldn’t do when you were younger.
  9. You WILL Change: You’re not going to be the same person you were when you first entered college, but it’s actually an amazing thing. You also enter college at an age where you’re growing up and becoming an adult and you’re going to experience so many changes in yourself and life in general.
  10. You’re Going to Learn More About Yourself & Others: There’s a lot I’ve discovered about myself from being on my own. I’ve learned more about my own habits, what I like and dislike and so much more. Living on your own also kind of forces you to grow more as a person. When growing you don’t only recognize your habits but also others. Sometimes you don’t really see another persons true colors until later on in life.

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I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post and don’t forget to comment something sweet below 🙂 Follow me on my socials @Kasandrawithak and @aundrabyk for more fashion and lifestyle inspo! See y’all next week!

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