Fifty Things Every College Girl Should Know

New friendships, old friendships, rude boys, cute boys, bad hair day, bad decisions, good grades and a good cry. Little things like that are learning experiences and can truly help you learn who you are.

  1. First Impressions are never forgotten. So make it count.
  2. Go to class and take notes. Nobody likes an unmotivated girl.
  3. Taco Bell at 2 am won’t kill you.
  4. Just because you are away from your parents doesn’t mean the still can’t find things out.
  5. Go easy with the perfume because chances are every other girls is going to have some on too.
  6. Regardless if you know her or not, help her out if she has had to much to drink.
  7. Leggings are pants, but they don’t work for every occasion.
  8. Save you hair bows for functions or mixers. Do not wear them everyday, you are 20 not 5.
  9. If you have to study on the same night as a big party then plan accordingly. If done right, you will have to stop by that party.
  10. If you are going to drink, don’t ever be “that drunk girl.” Drink responsibly.
  11. Do something fun for spring break.
  12. Don’t throw yourself at him.
  13. “If he cared, he’d call.”
  14. PDA is never cute.
  15. Always charge your phone before you go out.
  16. Manage your money.
  17. You won’t meet your boyfriend at a frat party.
  18. Get involved on campus. (It is a great way to get recommendation letters too)
  19. Don’t send a snapchat you wouldn’t want someone to screenshot.
  20. If he has cheated before, he will probably cheat again.
  21. Everything your mother has ever told you is right.
  22. Treat yourself or splurge on an item that will make you feel confident.
  23. If you borrow someone’s clothes, return them in a timely manner.
  24. Playing hard to get works, but don’t play too hard or you can come off as rude.
  25. Use a planner.
  26. Do not curse on social media.
  27. Living in the dorm is unlike any experience you will ever have.
  28. Keep your fingers and toes painted. Trust me, boys notice.
  29. If you are not a natural blonde there is a good reason for that.
  30. Don’t sleep in your make-up. You’ll regret it.
  31. Don’t upload pictures with mass amounts of alcohol in them.
  32. Don’t drink and drive.
  33. Have a strong group of friends. They will always be there for you, even when he is not.
  34. Make time to talk to your parents.
  35. The best place to get advice from is the Bible.
  36. Pictures. Take Pictures.
  37. Look presentable for class. Nobody likes a girl that rolled out of bed with her greasy hair.
  38. Respect yourself.
  39. Stand firm for what you believe, even if you are standing alone.
  40. Failure is apart of life, so learn from it.
  41. Walmart make-up works perfectly.
  42. If you are going to wear heels, you need to know how to properly walk in them.
  43. Don’t post everything you think on social media. It’s annoying and nobody cares.
  44. Stop using Tinder. It’s just plain weird.
  45. Bandeaus are not tops.
  46. It’s okay to cry. Sometimes you have to, but you’ll feel better afterwards.
  47. Stay updated with the news.
  48. Laughter is always the best medicine.
  49. Pinterest is the best website when you are bored.
  50. Find out who you are, it’s apart of the college experience.

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Self Respect Is Hot

 “Boys Suck.” If I had a dollar for every time I said that or heard another girl say that I would have enough money to actually make my Pinterest closet a reality. Here is the truth plain and simple… Boys don’t suck, but sometimes (most of the time) their actions do. A college relationship doesn’t happen like it does in the movies. Now days it’s a “ya we are talking” or “ya we have a thing” but very rarely is it an actual relationship. If he only text you after 9 pm, don’t reply. If he “never has time for you” then you don’t have time for him. Don’t lower your standards to please him. 
  Boys talk. I think they talk more than girls. If you are his Thursday night girl, trust me all his friends know all about you and they probably don’t think highly of you. Nobody wants to be that girl or date that girl that doesn’t respect herself and gives into all the sweet words he says to you. He’s probably a smooth talker and knows what to say because he’s most likely had lots and lots of practice. 
  Your self-worth is not found in boys. Believe it or not self respect IS hot. If he is truly into you he will respect you too. He will probably think it is extremely attractive that you value yourself. If he cares, let him show you. All good things in life do not come easy. Remember that boys. You are SO VALUABLE and he needs to know that. Make him prove himself to you. DO NOT SETTLE. He may make you happy because he sent you the cutest text today, but does he treat you well? 
  I’ve always told myself I want to date and marry someone just like my dad. The way he treats my mom, the respect he has for her and his unconditional love he shows her everyday has given me an example of the perfect guy. But trust me I’ve settled plenty of times too and it always ends the same way. I say “no” and he says “bye”. Then I waste my time thinking about what I did wrong…but really I didn’t do anything wrong but show him that I have self respect. So why do I feel so bad about myself when I should feel proud of myself? It’s because I tried to find my self-worth in a boy. 
  Boys are cute and fun to be around, we all know that. Flirting is fun too but don’t get carried away. Let them take you out to dinner, let them take you to a movie but DO NOT let them take your self respect. Don’t settle. Go out with your girlfriends, laugh, have fun and show those boys just what they are missing. They can’t bring that Thursday night girl home to momma. Wear your self confidence and self respect proudly. Do not give in to him because he is cute or because he “promises” you are more than just a fling. Remember all good things in life do not come easy including yourself.

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