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Today’s treat: some advice from KIND Healthy Snacks about simple ways to eat well and be well in college. (Please note: Pizza’s not a food group.)
This Thanksgiving, my daughter came home for the first time since she left for her freshman year. I was so glad to have a lot of time with her and so happy that she absolutely loves her college—even though it wasn’t her first choice.
I couldn’t help thinking just how different things were just about a year ago, when the news wasn’t nearly as good for her on the college front.
With temperatures dropping from 60 degrees to 30 degrees in just 1 week, the November cold strolled into the northeast like a burglar in the night. But even though I feel the chill, things back home in Puerto Rico are starting to heat up (and not because it’s a tropical island or anything).
Oh yes. They’re here. College application deadlines.
Last Tuesday, my highlight was taking a shower and going to bed at 10 p.m. On Thursdays, I stay in to apply for jobs and catch up on TV shows I’ve missed. People invite me to theme parties on weekends, and I show up in sweatpants and T-shirts.
I have officially become a SWUG, and I am ashamed.
Last week, I received a text message from my little brother that said: “No sé a qué universidades solicitar. ¿Me ayudas?” (I don’t know what universities to apply to. Would you help me out?)
As a recent post-grad and awesome big sister, I was happy to help. I replied with a tough question: “Claro. ¿Dónde te ves en los próximos años?” (Of course. Where do you see yourself in the next 4 years?)
I didn’t ask myself these types of things when I applied to colleges—and I wish someone would have.
Jay Z famously had “99 Problems.” Well, if you’re a college student or recent grad, you more likely have #20SomethingProblems.
(And by that, I don’t mean you have approximately 70 fewer problems than Hova.)
Ever wonder why the last bite of a cookie tends to be the sweetest? I think it’s because of the pleasure that comes right before the very end. Much like a senior year of college.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make my last bite be as sweet as possible. The following are five things I think every senior should do before they walk across the stage and suddenly become real people.
As a mom, a lot about the college process keeps me awake at 2 a.m. The angst about how to pay for it is huge. Then, I worry that my kids will go completely wild and learn nothing at school (as I scramble to pay for it).
But if I had to decide what worries me most, it is the stress-inducing admissions process. Applying to college is scary—for applicants and their parents.
The other day, a random passerby stopped me on campus for directions. I knew who this kid was before he even opened his mouth.
Doe-eyed, soft-spoken, and shaking a bit from a mixture of equal parts excitement and nerves. If you had held a mirror up to me 4 years ago, I think I would’ve seen a similar person: a textbook example of a college freshman.
Summer can be a time for freedom for many; however, the school year brings routine back—as you have no choice but to make time in your schedule for classes, homework, and perhaps, some much overdue rest. After all, if you spent your entire summer working and saving money, you’re probably ready to relax and unwind with a few good textbooks.
Check out our latest comic to see what we mean.