So recently i have started college and i have to tell you don't worry about it. Now on the first day i was very nervous and excited. I only had to be there for one hour which i believe was really nice because it sort of broke the ice to college.
Its very different from school, for a start you get to call your teacher, sorry lecturer by their first name. Now this at first i really couldn't get to grips with. I kept on forgetting the lecturers name and forget who i was even sat by. The best thing to do is talk to new people. Don't be sitting there shy because no one will go up and talk to you. This is a new time to make new friends and enjoy yourself, not keeping to yourself and wanting to go home.
The thing i have noticed considerably is that everyone is on their phone and i don't mean just a quick glance i mean constant eyes glued to the screen. Now as a person who doesn't have an iphone this can be a bit errr. Because you know whats it like if you don't have the latest phone or trainers you feel out of sync with everyone. Don't worry about it. No one is even bothered.
Another thing i noticed was the amount of clothes you go through, when having a school uniform you already know what you was going to wear, when at college it is so hard. Because you're constantly thinking that isn't in fashion, or that doesn't look good on me. But to be honest here just be yourself, if you're overweight and have a crop top why not wear it. Or if you have nothing to wear apart from an old t shirt you go for it. Just be yourself and don't pretend to be someone else.
If you don't have a job, don't worry about it. I cant be the only one whose mum is constantly on their back to find you a job, i'm not to bothered if i have a job or not. So just don't worry, if you're the same as me and you are applying but nothing is happening for you keep getting turned down, don't whatever you do get down about it. There's obviously another job you are meant for not the one you got turned down.
If you're worried about if you're going to make friends or what type of people you are going to mix with, college is all about experiments and if you want to hang around people who are a lot different to you, try it. And one note of advice about work, keep up to date and if you don't understand something ask, don't worry if it sounds stupid, just ask because someone is also not understanding the subject the same as you.
I hope this really helps anyone who is at or going to college soon. If you have any question sabout college all you have to do is comment your question and i will get back to you. I hope you have an amazing week.