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Things I Learned After One Year at Vandy

Posted by on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in College Life, Commons, Freshman Life, General Information, Nashville, Student Life, Year in Review.

  1. You’re going to study a lot more than you ever did, but then you’ll have more fun than you ever did
  2. The laundry room is an unexpected but great place to make friends
  3. It’s ok to not end up best friends with your roommate
  4. Ask for cracked eggs in the commons omelette line
  5. But if you really want the omelette chefs to like you, just ask for two eggs over medium
  6. If you run fast enough you can make it to the rec from commons in six-ish minutes
  7. You’ll meet some very cool, interesting people

    Gonna miss this view from Stambaugh 504 :)
  8. Don’t wait until the day before to start an assignment
  9. Get to Rand around 11:40 for the sweet spot before the lunch rush begins
  10. If you need that extra protein you can totally hide a chicken breast under a side salad
  11. TA’s and RA’s seem intimidating at first, but they’re only a couple years older. Get to know them, they’re pretty cool.
  12. Bring an umbrella
  13. Meal money doesn’t last forever
  14. Nashville is THE place if you like food and music, get off campus more and enjoy the city!

    Me, new friends, and Blaque Keyz who performed with Jon Bellion
  15. The smoothie king inside the rec has vegan cookies
  16. At least a broom, at best a vacuum cleaner: get one for your dorm
  17. If you have a succulent in your room, only water it once a week
  18. Call your parents at least once a week, even if you don’t think you miss them, you probably do, and they surely miss you
  19. If you want an apple PBG at Grins, be prepared to wait, because good things take time
  20. If you buy an avocado from Munchie you can make avocado toast

    Avocado toast!!!!
  21. Make every moment count, you’re only here for a short time
  22. Go to lectures and other events if they interest you, even if you don’t have a friend who wants to join
  23. You’re going to meet some amazing people, even though the timing sucks sometimes
  24. Enjoy the random deep talks with people in your dorm
  25. It’s a small world, you’ll discover unexpected mutual friends and experiences with people on campus
  26. Don’t wait until the night before you leave for summer to start packing
  27. Enjoy Commons, you’ll never have that experience of being a freshman surrounded by all freshmen again
  28. Look for opportunities and take advantage of them while they’re there for you, people aren’t going to remind you anymore like they did in high school
  29. Take more pictures, you’ll want to have more documented memories
  30. When you come home for breaks, you’re going to count down the days to when you get to go back to Vandy Land!

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