Freshman year is a big adjustment, no matter if you’re a freshman in college or a freshman in high school. Last year (especially first semester), just like many other freshman, I had trouble adjusting to my new life in college. I was trying to find a balance between academics and a social life and I was struggling. I was so stressed and so tired all the time. First semester, I spent basically every waking moment outside of class in the library trying to get ahead, striving for perfection; something that is totally impossible.
Second semester, I did a much better job of balancing social life with academics and as a result, I enjoyed school more and had so much more fun! I made it my mission to spend just a little less time in the library and a little more time living. I think first semester fear was holding me back. I was scared what would happen if I got a B on an assignment instead of an A. I was scared what others would think of me. I was letting fear stop me from enjoying my college experience.
So this coming school year I want to continue to focus on finding that balance. I’m not going to let fear get in the way of having fun! Now this isn’t to say that I’m never going to go to the library or wait to write my 10 page paper until the night before because I wanted to go out the night before, but I think it’s important to remember to take breaks and have a little fun. For me, and I know others, that can be hard sometimes.
I have mentioned before that if I have a certain goal I want to strive for, I set a picture of it to remind me. Let’s be honest, you’re phone is something you always have with you, and you look at all the time, so having a goal set as your background serves as a constant reminder of what you’re working towards. As we start the new school year I think I need to remember this quote. It can be easy to fall back into the library grind and forget about prioritizing, especially in the beginning of the school year when you are overwhelmed with your new work load.
Instructions for the phone backgrounds |
If you’re on your phone: Click on the picture so it opens in a new tab to the original size. Hold down on the picture and save it to your camera roll. Go to your photos and then simply set it as your lock or home screen!
If you’re on your computer: Click on the picture so it opens in a new tab to the original size. Right click and save the picture to your computer and then attach the picture to an email and send it to an email account you receive on your iphone. Open the email, download the picture and hold down on the picture to save the image to your camera roll. Then simply go to your camera roll and set it as either your lock or home screen!