Wednesday, November 6, 2013

For those of you who have forgotten what being a fresher is like, let this be a reminder.

Firstly, you’re scared, excited, happy and nervous all at the same time.

Secondly, you have great expectations of the people you will meet, the people who are supposed to be "the best friends you will ever have", but when you do meet them and have little to talk about, you think of your school mates and miss them.

Thirdly, you realise the people you met really do have a great chance of being "the best friends you will ever have".

Fourthly, you hope you don't get "tagged". (The process of being stuck with a weird nick name because of something embarrassing that happens to you).

Fifthly, you get "tagged".

Sixthly, you start to get sleep deprived and you long for the weekend.

Seventhly, you realise the weekend is boring and you have more fun during the week, in college, despite being sleep deprived.

Eighthly, you get your first assignment and once more, you have no idea what to do.

Ninthly, you console yourself by saying that it's all right to be clueless since it's your first assignment. You also realise that no one asks university students about their grades, so there’s no need to worry.

Tenthly and lastly, you freak out because you didn’t feel the time fly by as fast as it did and then it dawns upon you that you love college life. You know now that the years to come will fly by, so you ensure to make every moment count.

By Joanna Justin

The writer is a first year undergraduate student pursuing Media & Communication