All my life I have known that I was going to college, but I never really knew what college meant. Yes, I understood that it meant getting a higher education which means a better job which than equals more money, but the actual letters C-O-L-L-E-G-E was a mystery to me.
Let’s start with the double L’s, I have come to learn that they mean “you Live and you Learn”. I say that because in college you start to live your life without your parents and learn a lot about yourself that you didn’t know before. Now the letter “G” seems to mean “guarantee” because in college you are guaranteed to have a good time. There is always someone around to hang out with or some type of event that is taking place; which makes college more interesting because you never know what the next day will bring. On both sides of the “G” is an “E”. The first “E” gives me the impression that it means “engaged”. In college you have to be engaged to learn and to meet new people. If you don’t become engaged you will have a very lonely four years in college. With this in mind let’s talk about the first letter of the word “C” which means “calm”. Yes, college is a new place with new and different people but stay calm don’t be nerves and afraid of the new things to come. With staying calm you should also be “enthusiastic” which is the last “E”; you should be enthusiastic because you are coming to a place where you can get away from your parents (especially if you’re living on campus). Last but not least is the “O” which means opportunity. There are many opportunities on campus to travel or do community service as a student you should be involved to learn more about the world you live in and others around you. If you follow every thing that I have said you will have a great time in college, especially at Benedictine University!