Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Freshmen Assemble: Preparing for College (Part 2)

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(See what this is all about HERE.)

Today I'm talking about actual logistics when it comes to preparing for college.

These are coming from a commuter's perspective, but most are general ideas that apply to all students. However, you should still definitely check out Skylar's and Ash's posts to get their take.

Since I am living at home, I don't have to worry about move-in day (yay!). But I do have to think about how the heck I'm actually getting to school every day, since I can't just jump out of bed and walk across the street. So I took a few days to see how long exactly it would take to get from front door to campus. (Answer: 1 hour. More on this lengthy time in a bit.)

I've been thinking about how I'm going to deal with blogging and college put together. I already have a bunch of posts scheduled three weeks in advance, so I'm hoping that I can continue to blog rather regularly, since I have that bit of leeway. But I know for sure that my blogging pace will slow down a bit, and that's all to be expected.

At first, I was worried that with my new busy school schedule, I'd have to cut down on reading. Last year, I barely read three books every month.
But then I realized - I'm not driving to school anymore. I'm taking the train. Which means that I have that extra time while I commute to read! (Or do homework. But probably read.)
So, I think that though my schedule is busier than last year's, I will probably read more books! How exiting.

Whether you're in school or at a job, how do you fit your reading (and/or blogging) time in?



  1. 1 hour is not that bad... in the UK I think almost everyone moves away to go to university, but in Japan a LOT of people still live at home, so I have friends who commuted 2/3 hours each way! The idea of spending 4-6 hours on public transport every day is awful though.

    Still though, imagine all the reading you could get done in that time....!

    1. Whaaaa that's long! And to think that I was definitely going to dorm if I went to a school only two hours away! I like my hour commute, and it's diminished by 15 min now that I've got my routine down. Some of my friends do commute for longer, and aren't as lucky as I to have dorming friends who'll allow them to crash. :-)

      Thanks for reading!

  2. It can be really tricky to fit blogging, or other recreational activities, into your busy school schedule. But I think it can be simply remedied through good time management. Though your schedule is fixed when you’re at school, you can take a few minutes to either write or read during your breaks. You can even use those short blogging breaks as a reward, after studying for a few hours or so. That way, you'll have some motivation to go through your course materials and schoolwork that much faster.

    Valerie Casey @ College Funding Freedom

    1. That's what I'm hoping to do! I think now that my schedule's settled in, I've gained an hour or so each week. It's pretty great!

      Thanks for stopping by!


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