So it’s been about a month since I started university and since then I’ve been winded of any free time I had. I’ve been constantly bombarded with assignments, keeping up my attendance and actually having a social life. Meeting different people on a daily basis and having to represent myself over and over has been a tad bit exhausting for someone who avoids any human contact at all costs.

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But here are my top three tips for all the freshmen:

  1. Do Not Worry. I know it’s easier said than done but please do not worry yourself about little things like ‘which watch will make me fit in better?’ because I was one of the people who thought about everything. It only ends up making you very tired. The one big difference between high school and university is that you will fit in no matter what, that’s about one thing I can almost assure you because I’m one of the hardest people to ever get along with and you won’t ever know as I’d never say what my inner monologue is about but if I managed to get on fine then I’m sure you can too!
  2. Plan But Do Not Overdo It. Planning for your classes and keeping up with the work is key to keep your stress at bay but do not overdo it. It’s easy to go overboard with this like thinking about next month’s exams (well gee am I a hypocrite!). But what I suggest is planning for the next day or two, writing little lists and making it a step-by-step process. This will ensure that you can sleep in peace at night! (Fellow insomniacs, holler!)
  3. Relax and Enjoy. This is one of the most important note I can say to all the students, myself included. The ride has just started and it is a requirement for us to enjoy it. The clubs,the classes, the coffee meetups, the all-nighters, the bus rides, the events, etc. Enjoying it all with the maximum amount of grace we can muster is a major goal behind it all.

So good luck to all the fellow students out there, here’s to passing all the classes we thought we could do!

Ps: The lovely photos I used are taken by a friend, Dakshata, do check out her work!

-M