It’s finally happening—I’ve been admitted to Yale University! Given all of the tough competition, this is a complete surprise, though I’ve heard that acceptance rates have inflated due to COVID. Still, it’s something to be proud of!
Even though school should be more about work than recreation, there will be so many unbelievable social changes in my life going forward. A proper balance, of course, is necessary if I want to stay sane in the face of such rigorous coursework.
Here are a few ways I’m going to start off my first year at Yale!
New Clothes are a Must
During high school, I only bought clothes once or twice a year. At such a prestigious college as Yale, though, I’ll have to keep up with some of the incredible styles I saw at orientation—so many students sported designer outfits that I could only dream of wearing!
That said, I don’t want to conform completely, and since I’ll be studying law, I think I’ll try out a few professional outfits—suits, ties, slacks. For social events, though, I should have a few more casual outfits that display my fun-loving side. I want to traverse the halls in style and wow everyone around me, including my professors.
In short, my whole wardrobe needs a makeover to meet Yale’s standards!
Being Popular is Important to Me
With so many possible opportunities to create connections, it’ll be important to stay in contact with my peers, but to do that, I’ll have to be well-liked. It’s also worth mentioning that there are some beautiful girls on campus—I wouldn’t mind dating a few of them!
For a long time, it has been difficult for me to fit in, especially because my acne is so severe. That’s why, before the semester begins, I’m getting a few rounds of laser resurfacing to take care of my acne and refresh my skin!
I’ve read that the CO2 Fractional Laser is one of the best available cosmetic treatments right now—it can do away with anything from pimples to scars. I can’t wait to finally be free of zits!
A New Haircut
Speaking of appearances, I’m planning to try out a new hairstyle.
I’ve always kept my hair a bit too long—mostly out of neglect—but now that college is around the corner, I’m cutting most of it off and freshening it with some gel.
Looking your best, no matter where you are, can set you up for success. If we’re self-conscious about ourselves, it’s likelier that we won’t do nearly as well at the things we love!
Materials and Supplies
I’m adamant about organization, which is why I’m buying a new calendar, a planner, and a number of drawers and boxes. A sturdy bookbag or satchel would also be handy, as would some high-quality folders.
As who does everything online, I’m investing in a hard drive with enough space to store all of my work and notes. There’s nothing worse than not having backup files if your computer crashes!
Thanks to COVID, everything has been moving online, anyway, so I should buy better computer parts or, once I save up, a new computer altogether. It’s good to stay ahead of curve!
Getting Ahead on Course Material
Before the year actually begins, I’m going to review some of the basic concepts in each class I’m taking. The last thing I want to do is show up completely unprepared!
A good portion of my coursework is already available online, so now would be a fantastic time to complete the first of what will surely be many lessons. That way, I’ll have some more breathing room to get acclimated to my new living arrangements at Yale!
This is, by far, the most exciting time I’ve ever experienced, and I want to be my very best not only so that I can thrive in class, but so that I can have a well-rounded social life!