The List (of things you never knew you’d need for college)
I LOVE LISTS! To-do lists, grocery lists, shopping lists—my life is pretty much organized by lists. Well, today I want to share a special list with some very special people! To all of you incoming freshmen, here is a list of assorted items that you never knew you’d need for college.
Lots and lots of Ramen
I know what many of you are thinking: “I don’t even like Ramen!” That will change, trust me. There is something in your body chemistry that changes when you become a college student. Suddenly you have uncontrollable cravings for Ramen every Friday night. And for some reason, you yearn for Ramen 10 minutes before lights out. Ramen becomes the 7th food group on the college student’s Food Guide Pyramid.
The biggest umbrella you can find
It rains in Florida…A LOT! And when it rains, it pours. I cannot urge you strongly enough: invest in a huge umbrella, unless, of course, you are willing to wear a bright yellow poncho around campus. Either way, be prepared for the torrential downpours that come to Pensacola Christian College.
This is another area in which you will want to be prepared. Contrary to popular belief, Florida actually becomes cold during the winter months. You would be wise to bring a coat, quite a few long-sleeved tops, and a sweater. In November, when it is 37 degrees at 8 o’clock in the morning, you will be so happy that you have winter clothes.
A good attitude
This is the most important thing you need to bring to college with you. It cannot be purchased at Wal-Mart or packed inside your suitcase. A good attitude can be found only by those who are content with God’s will for their lives and are willing to give Him their very best in every aspect of life. If you can bring this with you to college, your time as a student at PCC could be the best four years of your life!
Here is just a small list of items I thought each incoming freshman should know to bring. Hopefully this will be a help to each one of you as you begin, even now, preparing for college life! I will be looking forward to seeing each of you next semester. You all will be the most prepared bunch of freshmen this school has ever seen.6
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