Thursday, April 14, 2016


I don't know how many of you are homeschooled, but from the many blogs I've visited, I'm guessing quite a few.
Whether you are or are not homeschooled, it doesn't really matter. I just happen to share an instant personal connection with those who are, or were homeschooled, because I've been in your shoes, sister/brother/person/citizen. And it sure was one of a ride!
I'm glad it's over.
Don't get me wrong. I do not regret being homeschooled. And if I have children, I will do my best to see them homeschooled. Personally, I believe homeschool does have a lot of positive influence on one's life; although, I must say, there are a few minuses. But that's for another time.
The reason why I started with post about college with homeschool, is because, usually, after you're done with high school, you tend to go to college to further your education. Duh. That's what happened with me. (although I'm still not done with high school. i'm working on that at the same time I'm in college.. mwhahaha)
Anyway, it tends to be quite hard - especially on the homeschoolers, who have never, or close to never, been in public schools - to go to a public college. Not because they might have problems with socializing to real people (don't ever think that way about us - even though it's true), but because the schedule, rules, and curriculum are totally different from how it was in homeschool. You basically wear mismatched clothes and eat/sleep through all the classes in homeschool.
No..? Am I...the

Soo.. shall I begin?

DISCLAIMER: there may or may not be exactly ten tips. all these tips are collected from either my own experiences, or people close to me who have been in similar circumstances.

Oh yes, trust me, it's very scary. I know. Going into a room full of stranger danger people and maybe somehow having to interact with them, one way or another? TERRIFYING. My hands shook nonstop the first two weeks. It was that bad for me. But then, after a while, I found out that college students usually don't bite. And neither do the teachers. All you have to do, is to be chill and take it all in stride. You're not here to make bffs with everyone. And I bet the same goes for them, too, however sad it seems. 
But if you do panic, that's okay. It's normal. It's not as if after this semester I won't panic for the next one. Trust me, I will. 

Do everything. As soon as you can. Whether it's homework, classwork, registration, anything, get it off your chest. I also know this very well. And I can't stress it enough - actually, more like my mum can't. I know media somewhat glorifies procrastination - even though it says it's bad - but procrastination is not cool. It's not. It messes up your life and your priorities, and makes you miss out on important things that happen exactly when you're finishing your work the day before it's due. So do what you need and go live in peace. I'll catch up with you in a sec *get it? get it?*

Okay, so this is a very important one. I learned that carrying food with you - whether a granola bar, a drink of some sort, snacks - will never do you any harm. Food will actually keep you from harm. 
Hungry = Angry = Hangry
Yah. Don't mess with that.
Especially if you have at least four classes, like I do, without any breaks. Only five minutes to go from one class to another. Which is horrible. 
Also, don't be ashamed of eating your food. Unless it's all over you, you have to full right to eat whatever and however you want. You're hungry, you have full permission. 

just don't eat in classes where the teachers are mean..

This tip is probably the most controversial one of all. It was a very hard one for me to understand, even more to accept. I still can't even fully accept this. What I'm trying to say is, if you're working on some type of paper or project, talking about your ideas and your understandings and what you think, won't really get you anywhere. Teachers and professors want to hear what they want to, not what you say. This is unfortunately very true. And I'm not the only one to think so. If you want a good grade, you basically gotta suck up and tell them what they want to hear and read. I've tried both ways, and this is just how it is. I know, I know. It feels as if you're somehow betraying and demeaning yourself, and it feels horrible. I protested against this constantly in the beginning of my semester, but then I had to give up. I'm not saying to stoop yourself down everywhere and forever, but in most cases you will have to do so to get your good end. 
You can do whatever you want later, when you've got your doctor's degree:P

Basically, whatever you do, put in your 100 down. Slam it. You'll always feel better too. Even if you are sucking up, do it well. Haha..

..but seriously.


This is it!!! 

haha just kidding. The second part is almost ready and will come out soon. 
It just turned out to be a very long post and I didn't want to have it big. Plus, I get to have a ready post for next time. Which is... 


If not at the end of this week then most certainly next week.


tell me what you think! 

do you agree/disagree? what can I add? any questions?



  1. I loved this. (And the post was super pretty, btw.) I am a senior in highschool this year and have decided I'm not going to be doing college next year. But it was still a very good post! (And I'm working on my guest post.)

    1. Thanks Abigayle (love the way your name spells O.o)!!! Yeah, college is not exactly for everyone, people's paths are different. But wherever it leads, it's always super interesting!

      And thanks!! Whenever it's ready just shoot me a.. something so I'll know:) Can't wait!!!! *eep*

  2. SOOOO, I just so happen to be a previous homeschooler who is almost done with my first year of college, so I related to this article to an extreme degree. I find that college offers many exhilarating and memorable circumstances but learning the ropes gives not only confidence but ease. I agree with you on your points, except I have yet to apply the "suck up" principle. I may arrive to such a place where I need to employ measures of mirroring professors, but as of yet I study under obliging professors who value personal beliefs and virtues.

    Excuse my elongated sentences and diverse vocabulary. I watched Pride and Prejudice recently and the British banter penetrated my thoughts. I thoroughly enjoied this discussion thought!

    1. Really? What are you majoring in?
      I know, it's a very hard one.. it may be just me and my teachers, but it's pretty sad. I never knew how much I wanted to speak my mind until I started going to college. Maybe next semester I'll get a teacher who's ready to listen.. :P

    2. I love Pride and Prejudice.. and it always leaves me with the same influence each time I watch it! The perks of watching such films lol

    3. I am a mass communication- public relations major. (That is a mouthful!) What are you majoring in?

    4. Oh wow! Never heard of that before, so I'll go google it, haha..

      I'm going for a Graphic Designer.. But I'm also very interested in Photography, so maybe I'll add that on the way...

      And I just googled your thing, and it sounds AMAZING!!

  3. THESE ARE SO GOOD. I needed all these reminders hahaha. I do see what you're saying about the suck up thing, and I agree with you to a certain point, but not if it involves compromising Truth or personal convictions, ya know? Loved this post though, and the gifs XD

    1. Most definitely to a certain point. I mean, when it comes to something personal or something like that, I think it's almost like a duty to stand by with what YOU believe and not back down. But in the little things, you just gotta let go.. at least that's what I got for myself lol


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