Oh where do I begin? There are MANY things I regret not doing in college. The way I did college was this, for two years I went to Horry-Georgetown Technical College and for another two years I went to Coastal Carolina University. Apart of me will always regret not going away for college, but this was the most economical way to go. I was blessed that my parents paid for me and I’m not swimming in student loan debt, and both of these schools are great places to go. I didn’t have to move out, and I didn’t have to deal with the whole college broke life. The only time I had to work was during the summer and that was only if I wasn’t taking summer classes. That doesn’t mean I don’t have regrets.
- I wish I did a minor. I would have loved to have minored in art history, but I was really focused on graduating in exactly four years and I didn’t have a chance. (Or rather I didn’t give myself a chance.) I loved learning art history, while I loathed modern art history, and the whole Renaissance period, the baroque period will always be my favorite. One of my goals in life is to go to Italy and see all those amazing paintings and architectures in real life.
- I wish I did a study abroad. If you have a chance to do a study abroad, do it! I am not kidding, I was young and the thought of the money and the whole process of getting a passport for some reason scared me. I had the chance to do a study abroad in England and from this day wish I had done it. I think traveling is a very important part of someone’s being. I wasn’t able to travel outside the country till my honeymoon and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Before then I was stuck to just traveling along the east coast to places that I had been to a million times. Out of these three points, this is the one that I stress the most. Maybe one day I will get to England.
- I wish I had been involved in a club. For one semester I was involved in BCM a.k.a Baptist Collegiate Ministry. I met many amazing people and I wish I stayed involved with it longer but alas it was not meant to be. I also went to one meeting for an arts club, since I was graphic design major and I was just not comfortable. I definitely wish I just stuck it out but, that’s on me. So if anything I wish I had stuck with a club, it probably would’ve expanded my horizons greatly, and I would have made a lot more friends than what I have now.
So don’t make the mistakes I did. Take this advice I have given you and apply it. I have more regrets than this, I assure you, but these are my top three. For those that have already been to college, what do you regret the most?