You can read incoming freshie tips all over Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or you can even Google, but I’d like to give a word – a piece of advice – to all incoming freshmen out there.
- Brace yourself. Get ready for tons of schoolwork, exams, quizzes, hell weeks, terror profs, long hours in the classrooms, short breaks, and sleepless nights. High school might be fun and relaxed but in college, it’s a whole different story.
- Make it memorable. Despite all the difficulties and getting used to, make sure that all your new experiences and triumphs and friends are kept under the header that says “Memories I Will Treasure Forever.”
- Never give up. Yes, it will be difficult. You might fail. But a friend once told me, “the strongest of people are not the ones who emerged victorious, but the ones who stood up after the fall.” Push yourself to your limit, because it will never be enough. Every time you feel like letting go, look up to Him, and He will guide you along the way.
Study hard. Pray harder.
Good luck and God bless! And to incoming UP Manila freshmen, see you around campus! 🙂