Get To Know Your Home Town: Tips For College-Bound Students

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(Here are some shots from one of my recent adventures. Taken at Chill Ice Cream in Akron, Ohio. I highly recommend!!)

 

Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Independence Day!

With this holiday having come and gone, I am now realizing just how close I am to leaving for college. Soon my college preparation will be in full swing, and for this reason I thought it would be fun to start a series of posts that include tips for college-bound students! I plan to do a weekly post on this topic because I know I feel like I could use as many suggestions as possible.

So my tip for today is something that I have been really focusing on this summer: getting to know my home town and the areas surrounding it. I am going to college in Virginia, so I have made it my goal for the summer to truly learn to appreciate Ohio for what it is. I live close to the city of Akron, but I didn’t explore it much throughout my life. However, the past few months I have embarked on countless adventures and discovered a lot of awesome locations that I didn’t even know existed!

In my opinion, it is a good idea to really get to know your home area before you go to college for a number of reasons. First off, you feel more connected to the community, which is very important for a young adult starting his or her new chapter of life. I realize that there will be times in college that I will feel lost and out of place, so knowing that I will always have a connection back at home will definitely ease the transition to my new home in Virginia. Secondly, you might spark a new desire for adventure inside of yourself, giving your lifestyle a new dimension. In my opinion, active lifestyles are the best kinds of lifestyles. Thirdly, and most importantly, it is a lot of fun to get out there and see new things!

For you college-bound people, I hope you take this advice to heart as you begin your new chapter in life. And for those who are out of school or haven’t yet begun college, this can apply to you as well. So go out there, explore, find a new interest. And no matter what you do, always celebrate life.     xo Bridget

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