Fall has officially arrived and our college freshmen have almost made it through their first semester of their college careers. They’ve been dealing with all kinds of waves of excitement, fits of anxiety, and thrills from the expectations of a true college experience. What we tend to forget, however, is that freshmen aren’t the only ones starting over. More than 33% of students end up transferring at some point during their college years and I was one of them. Transferring can be tough, but it’s how you approach it that can help with an easier transition.
New year, new me. Whether or not you take this phrase seriously, New Year’s resolutions are a great opportunity to start making positive changes in your life. Although a fresh start can happen at any point, there’s something exciting about leaving behind a year that may or may not have been the best and feeling like you can start over on January 1st. The problem with resolutions, if you’re like me, is that it can be a tad difficult maintaining our goals. We allow ourselves a cheat day or we slack off and before we know it, we’ve retracted to our old ways. So, this year I want to help you stick to it. Here are a few ways I try to remember the goals I’ve made for myself:
As a lover of music, and live music specifically, I’ve been to my fair share of concerts. My first was the Backstreet Boys in 2007 on their Never Gone tour. My favorite memory of that show is how mesmerized I was by the experience. I danced and sang the night away and worried about nothing but enjoying the music. It’s a joy that can’t really be matched anywhere else, so I’ve made a habit of seeing my favorite artists live ever since. Over the years, I’ve gained some insight on what to expect and how best to approach each show depending on the artist, the venue, and the time of year. With that said, here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.