Because college flies by and long-term goals can lose priority as you get into a groove of everyday life on campus. There is a reason old people always say that college was the best time of their life–IT WAS! Make a bucket list and set a goal of knocking out 3 or 4 a year. Here are some ideas to get you started:
-Actually go to a professor’s office hours
-Take a shot in each library
-Form a study group and actually attend the meetings
-Go to one of every intramural, club and varsity game You might discover a love of a new sport!
-Pay under $100 for a semester’s worth of textbooks.
-Cross country road trip
-Go to Mardi Gras
-Study abroad (at least for a few weeks)
-Go for a week without paying for food
-Go to a party in every single dorm building
-Party at another big campus
-Host an international student
-Find a community service passion and stick to it!
-Ask someone out you think is out of your league
-Audition for a play or musical production
-Organize a pub crawl
-Scout out a super secret study spot no one knows about
-Go for a month without calling your parents (they’ll survive, trust me)
-Find a mentor that you’ll stay in touch with after graduation
-Make friends with a graduate student in a totally different program than you
-Join a protest, rally, or demonstration (or at least hang out at one)
-Attend all the free activities your campus offers (even dorky ones like finger painting) for a week
Oh yeah, last but not least have the best time of your life as you grow and discover yourself as a person. That one’s important.
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