Keep calm; it’s almost time for college! This time can be one of the most stressful time periods, and it’s hard not to completely check out after this time–especially if you have a case of senioritis. The time after you have received your decisions and accepted your chosen school until you actually get to campus can be a tough road. Here are a few things you can do during that time that can get you excited for the future, in a positive way.
1. Work on your LinkedIn profile.
It may be strange to start working on your LinkedIn profile so early, but trust me, you will be thankful. Even signing up is better than not joining the site. You can work on your profile little by little. I love to constantly check and update my profile because I am always up to new things. I love my LinkedIn profile because it basically becomes a giant brag board. When you write an actual resume they like for you to stick to one page, but your LinkedIn profile can be as long or as short as you’d like.
2. Binge your heart out.
Binge on anything and everything you can. Binge on books, binge on television, and even binge on Tumblr. True binging in it’s purest form is just not possible when you get to college. Go on a binge spree this summer. Trust me–you will never be that carefree while binging in college. Yes, people in college binge read, watch, and scroll. The difference between summer binging and college binging is that in college responsibility is always looming. Yes, you may be watching Orange is the New Black but there is always a paper you could be writing or an assignment you could be editing. Binging in college is just not as rewarding.
3. Build your resume.
The summer before you attend college is the perfect time to boost your resume. Write for a website or start your own, sell some homemade products on Etsy, or become awesome at social media. Branch out and intern for a local business or work a summer job. Being busy with something is great to help your summer move by a little bit faster and possibly help you get some cash for your new place.
4. Spend time with family and friends.
College is a large time commitment. Depending on where you live, you more than likely won’t be able to come home every single weekend, so spend your summer with family and friends. Make sure you give your parents, siblings, and friends plenty of love before you go to college. They will miss you dearly when you go away, and trust me, it never gets any better. You don’t have to spend money or anything to hang out with anybody. Choose a house, watch a movie, and work on your binge watching skills. Hang around the house and appreciate your family and friends. Transitioning to college can be hard, but if you have a lovely summer with your loved ones one last time, it will be extremely helpful for you!
5. Work on decorations.
Getting ready to live in a residence hall requires a lot of work. It’s important that you will be able to make your residence hall homey enough to want to live in. This can be hard with cold tile floors and bland brick walls lining your room. Take some time to work on your decorations so that you can create a great environment. Paint pretty canvases and adorable picture frames to put some memories of home into your room. Working on decorations will definitely get you in the spirit of college while helping you pass some time.
I hope you enjoyed this list of five things that you can do while you wait for college. I think it’s important to realize how to slow time down a bit and focus on the present. Yes, college will be amazing, but so is your present time. Don’t wish for time to go too fast, because once you start wishing, I don’t think time ever really slows down.