Leaving home to study sounds fun and exciting but you have to take charge of everything! There are a lot of things you should be prepared of. No worries, it will all be worth it. Here are 6 Things You Need to Know About Studying Away from Home.
No human alarm clock
The first year in college will be tough, the first semester will be tougher but let me tell you that your first day will be the toughest. No human alarm clock and no prepared meals on your first day of living independently.
Basically, everything will be done by you and it will not be easy. Every day I kept missing my family, my dogs, my school bus, my prepared lunch. Yes, it can be dreadful of course, but eventually, you’ll learn and appreciate how hardships can help you grow as a person just like I did. Alone moments in life are healthy; these can help you know yourself better.
No matter how many choices of fast food chains are found near your school, it will be a lot cheaper if you choose to cook from time to time. But, if you’re someone who isn’t friends with frying pans, ladles and such, it will be a total nightmare. Trust me, I know the feeling! However, take this opportunity to learn a new thing — who knows, cooking might become your next hobby, right?
Reward yourself after studying hard
Living in a new city, hours away from your hometown, can give you the adrenaline rush of exploring your new found home. Even though your acads can be really time-consuming at times, never forget to venture around the city too.
Go for a jog or a walk in a park, reward yourself by trying on different cuisines in various restaurants every time you get a high grade, and look for the best thrift shops. Of course, do not forget your responsibilities: like in most things, balance is everything.
Doing chores alone
Chores such as doing the laundry, cleaning the dishes, keeping your room clean could be energy-consuming. Nevertheless, doing everything can help you save money and teach you on how to be organized too.
Budget your allowance
The allowance is such a heavenly word but one wrong move could lead you to being broke for days , or to the shame of having to ask your parents for more money. So instead of not being able to go out with friends or not being able to buy the things you need, learn to budget your money wisely. Understand how saving money can help turn you into a wise person.
Keep in touch
Now that you are in a big city, there is a risk of getting too overwhelmed with it. Don’t forget to text or remind your parents or siblings, your high school friends even, that they are still part of your life. Don’t forget to stay connected to those people who helped you along the way because no matter what bump or triumph you encounter, they will always be there for you.