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Today, I’ll share some value life lessons you will learn in college.

I, myself, currently am a college student and I can tell you that this has not been an easy road — at all!

Indeed, if you had told me when I finished high school that I would have changed — completely changed — my main subject of studies three times, I would have never believed you.

However, that is actually what happened.

So today, I want to tell you about seven things I have learned in my journey going through university. I have compiled that list and will detail here the 7 life skills learned in college.

7 Life Skills You Learn in College

1. You cannot know what a subject is about before you actually try it out

College and high school subjects are taught completely differently. It sometimes feels like a subject you studied in high school and that you liked morphs into something unrecognizable to you and that you end up completely disliking. So don’t hesitate to change your subject if you feel like the one you are currently studying doesn’t suit you.

2. You will realize that you don’t really know what you want to do with your life

Doubt is normal. It is actually part of life. You don’t need to know what you want to do in 10 to 20 years — I don’t even know exactly where I will be in a year. But that’s okay because you will stumble upon many opportunities in your life so you just need to figure out what you don’t like or don’t want to do and remain open to different opportunities that may present themselves to you.

3. It is the best time to experiment

You’re probably not married nor do you have to take care of a family yet. All you do is study and maybe have a side job. So take on as many projects as you can and try out different jobs. Experiment to figure out your preferences in any area of your choice.

4. Study as you go

Please, please don’t wait a couple of days before your semester exams to start studying. Unless you’re a genius or you don’t mind failing your classes don’t do that. Study a little every day that way when the time for exams comes, it’ll take you much less time to go over each of your classes.

5. Socialize

As I said previously, college is the best time to experiment. So you need to go out, meet new people, have some cultural and/or adventurous activities — depending on what your preference is. See the world, have fun — while always managing your money wisely.

6. Learn to take care of yourself

You are an adult now so it’s time for you to learn how to properly take care of yourself. Learn how to cook — you will probably poison yourself at first but you’ll get there I promise —, keep your place clean, stop procrastinating all the time — I know that’s hard but necessary —, learn how to be responsible, organized and self-disciplined. You only have to take care of yourself for now so figure out how to do that as good as you can before taking on more responsibilities.

7. Enjoy

College — early adulthood in general —  is a time where you realize that life isn’t all predetermined. Everything constantly changes and you can never really guess where how things will be in the following years. Although uncertainty is quite scary, it keeps things interesting and entertaining. So fasten your seat belt, don’t be afraid and go for that long amazing roller coaster ride!

What’s next?

Take into consideration these life skills you learn in college! If you’re not currently in college, then you should start preparing for your AP exams so you can get into a great college :).

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