"I just started my freshman year at college, and I feel like I may have chosen the wrong school. Would it be bad to switch second semester to the other school I had been deciding between? It’s more expensive but I’m just so bummed here and everything’s confusing ):"
-Question submitted by Anonymous
I don’t think it’d be bad, but I do think you should give it more time. College is MAD confusing regardless of where you go and when you get there. The first semester for me was a complete clusterfudge. College is just so vastly different from being at home and going to high school. They’re always like “high school will prepare you for college” and “college will prepare you for real life” and “internships will prepare you for real jobs” and you guys all of those things are gigantic lies.
These changes are HUGE changes and there is a lot to deal with. No one tells you that you have to figure out a new city on your own, you have to make new friends, you have to learn that going out on Thursdays is actually very stupid, you have to eat dinner before the caf closes, you have to buy your own tampons, and you have to have serious conversations with your roommate about nap time vs. music volume. AFTER COLLEGE, no one teaches you how to find an apartment, that bills are a lot cheaper if you have more roommates, having a dog is actually REALLY expensive, and you should get renter’s insurance. Regardless of the transition you’re making, the transition will kick you in the ass BECAUSE IT’S SUPPOSED TO… Getting our ass handed to us by life is exactly how we learn and grow as human beings.
THAT BEING SAID, I think you should give it a year, if summer is quickly approaching and you still hate your school, the city it’s in, the classes you’re taking, and you can’t stop thinking about this other school… go for it. You should always follow your heart, but you should also give yourself enough time to really experience something new. My dad always says ‘no trip is a bad trip if you come back alive,’ not only do I agree with him, but I think it applies to all areas of life.
I agree one hundred and one million percent. As soon as I finished reading this my first thought was, “Anony (that’s your nickname) NEEDS to give it one more semester.” No only that, Anony, but you should do your best to actually give that second semester a fighting chance.
It’s like, in the movie Pitch Perfect #spoileralert, whatshernuts is like EFF THIS NOISE COLLEGE IS POOP and then her dad is like IF YOU JOIN ONE CLUB AND ACTUALLY TRY TO PITCH IN #PITCHPERFECT AND YOU STILL HATE IT I WILL GIVE YOU A PONY #notactuallywhathappens and then whatshernuts is all FINE DAD and then she actually joins a club and IT’S SO MUCH FUN YOU GUYS COLLEGE IS SO MUCH FUN. #endspoileralert
Also, in the movie of my life (title pending), it was my second semester in college when I really found my groove. I started doing more theater, I started hanging out with a larger array of humans, I balanced frat parties with drama parties and figured out all the campus shortcuts.
Give it another semester and then make your decision. Do it for me and do it for whatshernuts.