I finally feel like I'm actually in college now. The past weekend, my roommate, I and a couple of friends went to Cincinnati just to watch a baseball game and spend the night there. I can honestly say that it was one of the most interesting experiences that I have ever had. Being a fan of Atlanta sports, we haven't had much postseason success recently so seeing a team win their division was a different experience. The whole city was a buzz with the game and it was all over the headlines. It was so cool to see something like that. That night however, was something else. I don't really want to divulge any details but it was interesting to say the least. However, there more things to college than just the social aspect.
Academically, college is as hard/easy as you want it to be. When I signed up for my classes during Orientation, I knew that my first semester of college was going to be a bit of a struggle. I decided to sign up for high percentage, general education classes rather than having a full load of business classes. By no means am I saying that GenEd classes are a joke, they are just a lot different from business classes. There are plenty of students that take very rigorous classes and are succeeding. They just have to do double the work I do in their first semester of college. At the end of the day, college is not like high school. It's your schedule and you can do what you want with it. If you feel as though your Fridays are sacred to you, you may not want to have classes on that day, In fact, if I were planning classes again, I wouldn't plan any Friday classes. It is like having a three day weekend, every weekend!
On a different note, you should never have to change who you are for someone or a group of people just so that y'all can get along. As a freshman, you are thrown into a new social situation where nobody knows who you are or where you are from. If you act like someone you're not, people are going to expect you to be like that all the time. It will eventually come back to bite you and you will have no idea how to react to the situation. This particularly applies to anyone that is planning on rushing. If you try to be someone you aren't, you could end up hating the guys/girls you are with and it will ruin the entire Greek experience for you.
Finally, I would like to recognize the best floor in the entire school. Bryan 1 is pretty much a collection of the coolest kids from all over the world. Seriously. We have a Australian-Asian that plays rugby. Name one floor that can top that, We all are getting along and we are slowly becoming more and more like a family. I couldn't ask for a better place to live. If you are even thinking about coming to IU, consider the KLLC and pray to God that you get Bryan 1 as your floor. #47406BRICKSQUAD