Things can happen at any moment. So it’s best to be aware of your surroundings because it will allow you to be a step ahead if anything negative occurs. There are a couple of things that go into being aware of your surroundings:
- Keeping up with anything you may be eating or drinking at a party
- Never sit your belongings down, especially food and beverages
Stay True To You
Making friends can be a little more complicated in college than it seemed in high school. You will encounter people everywhere you go, and although you know that you need to network to develop new connections, you may still find it somewhat difficult. There will be people you people who have had the same experiences as you and some that have not.
You will meet people with different morals and personalities than you, and you may even meet some somewhat similar to you. However, it is important that through all the different personalities, you remain the same. It is important that you remain you.
Remember who you are and why you came to school regardless of who is around you. If your friends are drinking and that’s not your thing, stay true to yourself and take a step away. If you see them smoking and you don’t smoke, stay true to that. Never feel that because you hang out with someone, you have to conform to their ways or agree with what they do.
There is no limit to the fun. Fun is what you make it, but just make sure it’s fun that can still keep you safe at college parties.
Don’t Feel Pressured
Feeling pressured may come up several times throughout college; however, you must stay strong and remember your morals. It seems easier said than done. But don’t worry, the pressure may become easier if you stay focused and remember why you are in school. Also, remember that while it may seem like all college students want to do the typical things, there are students out there who share your sentiments.
Therefore, never feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to do. Pretty soon, you will find yourself surrounded by those who will not make you feel pressured.
All of these things are evident when having an unforgettable but safe college experience. I hope you take all this advice as you continue having fun safely and embark on your college journey.