"Since The Princess will be moving into her dorm room at NIC on Sunday, August 24th, let's post some advice, memories, information that could help her as she begins her first semester of college."
You will find Inland Empire Girl's top ten list here and Raymond Pert's advice on flipping things around here.
Princess, here are some random thoughts and advice from your mother. I hope they help!!
Don’t wait for the action to come to you…you need to plan fun things and invite people to come with you.
Balance things. Meet people, have fun. But remember why you are there…to study and learn.
Don’t ever not ask a question because you think it will make you look stupid. So what? There are probably other people who want to know the same answer.
There is more to life than watching “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on your computer.Her sisters are going to miss her....goodbye Princess!!!
Be organized and plan ahead a bit. Then you won’t be frantic because you can’t find something, and you will be on time for things.
Figure out ways to do things for others…everyone is a little nervous…how can you help encourage others to make their time a little easier?
Take advantage of tutoring. It really can help you.
Don’t do assignments the night before or the last minute. Take your time to do it right.
Don’t sell yourself short. You know what your strengths are, and you’ll probably discover even more. You can do more than you can imagine or think.Okay, I'm moved in...now what do I do?
Attend classes. You can always nap later.
Read your Bible every day. God’s word will strengthen you. And it will give you the wisdom you need to help others.
Open and up and let people get to know you. You are a beautiful person, and you have a lot to share and a lot of ways to help others.
It is okay to make mistakes. It doesn’t make you a failure. It is how you handle the mistakes that shows your true character.
Take advantage of being at a college, and a town with a beautiful beach, good restaurants, and shopping.
Don’t stay in your room. Go to the SUB. Go to the beach. Get out and experience life!!
Start a journal. Write about your triumphs and tragedies. It is fun to look back on your experiences during college and see how you have grown.
Eat three meals a day!!
Know that, no matter what happens, we love you.