Coming to college was all that I expected; lots of work, little to no time, and lots of distractions. I can honestly say that I did not allow myself to get distracted and spent most of my time studying. With constantly occupying my time with studying, I did little to no socializing, so I missed out on an opportunity to get involved on campus and meet even more people. However I excelled academically and grew socially as well.
During my freshman year, I was balancing five classes, a job and trying to maintain my family relationships and as well start a new long distance relationship. I guess my advice to you readers is to balance your studies, friends, family and your job if you have one. Do not forget about your friends and family at home. Also do not get caught in everything college has to offer, remember that you came to college to obtain a degree, and grow both academically, socially and personally.
My final thoughts would be to make the best of your college experience, but do not forget that after college you have to grow up, get a job and really begin living.