Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ten things all College Girls Should Really Know

I’m not a writer and I’m definitely not a blogger but recently there have been things on my mind that I feel like should be shared. While being bored in class waiting for lectures to start I tend to scroll through my Facebook feed and I just can’t help but notice the amount of articles that are shared and the content within them. I’ve seen things about young marriages, college, mothers, and some simply about “how to live life”. Trust me, I share the articles too so this is not pointed at those who do. While some of them have good points in them I just have to sit there and think how these articles can be true to every person reading them. I called my mom to vent the other day about how someone was ridiculing the way I liked to spend my free time simply because it was different from theirs. I have to be honest and say I expected my mom to just say she was sorry and hoped that it would get better. However, my mother began to talk about how everyone is different and how just like that girl shouldn’t judge me, I shouldn’t judge others. What a slap in the face. Being an teenage girl at a college in a big city I find it SO easy to judge others without knowing their story.  After putting some serious thought into this I just had to give my two cents on all of the articles that are swarming around the Internet. So, my college ladies out there, this is for you:

1.  It’s okay to be single in college. Dating can be stressful to some people especially when it’s long distance and both of you are attending different colleges. 

2. It’s okay to date in college. Some people meet the person they see themselves spending their life with in college and some even in high school. So if someone loves spending time with their significant other in college, let them.
3. It's okay to change your major.
There are people who realize that when they get to their major classes, they can’t seen themselves doing that for the rest of their lives. That’s normal. That’s okay.
4.  It’s okay to never change your major in college. If teaching is something you’ve wanted to do since you were five, then do it. If you’ve wanted to be a doctor as long as you could speak, then do it.
5. It’s okay to party in college. Partying is an obvious part of college because of the freedom of it all. Once you step out into the real world, there won’t be time for that.
6. It’s okay not to party in college. For some people going to frat houses or bars is completely out of their comfort zone and they would rather spend their Friday nights with friends watching movies or going bowling. You know what? That’s okay.
7. It’s okay to go to the gym all the time. Our bodies are temples created by God so we have to take care of them and if going to the gym all the time is something you love, have at it.
8. It’s okay to rarely go to the gym. Once again, our bodies are temples created by GOD and there is no flaw in you. Thigh gap or no thigh gap, you are beautiful.
9.  It’s okay if you don’t want to live in your hometown forever. Some people love change of scenery and love to travel and if living somewhere far away from your hometown is a dream, go after it.
10. Its okay if you want to live in your hometown forever. Some people love the town and the family that lives there and if someone plans to settle in the town they have never left, let them.

The list could go on and on but that’s not my point in all of this. My point is that everyone’s different. When it comes to the way someone chooses to live their life, it is completely up to them. Yes, we should help guide others down a good path but we shouldn’t judge if someone isn’t making the same exact decisions as us. God called us to love everybody no matter what the circumstances.

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful" -Colossians 3:12-15