What Advice Do You Wish You Had Been Given Before Going to College That Would Have Helped?
July 15, 2012 6:09 AM Subscribe
What advice do you wish you had been given before leaving home and going off to college for the first time?
posted by kinetic to human relations (78 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Kineticchild 2 (of 3) is heading off to dream college in NYC next month and it's an exciting time for everyone.
As a person living in the real world I know we learn best from our mistakes (as well as our successes) and that unasked-for advice is rarely heeded, yet as her mommy I am fully aware that she's still very much a suburban kid headed into the Big City/Big World who is in many ways, clueless (esp. about dating).
So...what say you, fellow mefites, women who left the 'burbs at 18, incoming freshman, and all others who left the nest?
What advice do you wish you had been given? What would have made this an easier time? A more fun time? A more productive time? A happier time?
(and of course, I hope she will join the NYC mefite group, it goes without saying!)