15 Things I Wish I Knew Before College


Good stuff! I’m off to college next year and this is really good advice. 🙂

Brett E. Shoemaker

I am a senior in college.  I am almost done.  Like most, I was pretty excited for college but I didn’t know what quite to expect.  I have put together a list of some of the things I wish I knew before I got here.

1. Who you used to be doesn’t really matter now.  College is essentially a fresh start at discovering who you are and who you want to be.  Nobody cares if you were the homecoming Queen, nobody cares how many touchdown passes you threw, and nobody cares how many friends you didn’t have.

You get a new identity.  You are not judged by your past and you have no expectations placed on you by your new friends.  For some people this is great and some people waste the opportunity.  I wish I knew that when I walked into my dorm room as a freshmen that…

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