First Year University


As a student who just did her last semester exam and completed her first year university, I am over the moon with excitement. Summer vacation has officially begun. Looking back, I still can remember how confused and shocked I was during the first week. Even though I was happy to meet new friends in a new environment, I was struggling to get used to the system, and after months, I slowly started to adjust to the university life.

Studying at the university has taught me so much, and I am sharing with you some of the things that I have learned.

Get organized.

The advantage of being an organized person means less stress. Using a planner and making a to-do list has helped in keeping track of things and staying on top of my heavy schedule and running things smoothly.

Productive workspace

Studying in bed is a bad idea, at least to me. Before I started at the university, I could spend a Sunday afternoon or evening studying in my comfy and warm bed. Truth is, I was not productive at all. Being in an environment that encourages me to study helps in avoiding distractions and be more focused.

Learn to cope with failure

Failing an exam or things that we do in life to many of us is not something that may not come naturally. Thing is, we all strive to be good in everything that we do, but when we fail, life seems unfair especially when people around us are happy enjoying their success. Talking with people who truly can support us through such moments and finding out where it all went wrong is very helpful rather than keeping a distance from everyone. It’s okay to feel devastated and ashamed but it’s important to pick yourself up, learn from the mistakes that you made and try it one more time.

Be social

I have met so many sweet friends and despite everyone having a different personality, I love spending time with each of them. University life can be stressful. Being social is not only a stress reliever but also a great way to learn people.

Thank you so much for reading and talk to you super soon, again.


First Year University

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  1. June 22, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Congrats. Enjoy your summer. I always told my kids that college was a place to learn the world before you get out in the world.

    • June 28, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Sandy!! I couldn’t agree with you more. Have a nice summer πŸ™‚

  2. June 22, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Great post❀️ I loved it

    • June 28, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you, girl! You so sweet, Hosannah πŸ™‚

  3. June 22, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Congratulations! Finishing your first year is an awesome accomplishment. I personally am SO glad all the reading, studying and stress that come with going to college are finally over. Looks like you had a great year and learned some very useful lessons. Enjoy your summer, girl! πŸ™‚

    • June 28, 2016 / 9:06 pm

      You can bet that I had a great year. Although it was stressful at first, I am glad that I learned so much in such a short time. Wish you nice summer holidays πŸ™‚

  4. June 23, 2016 / 5:09 am

    I found my first year of college to be tough! Even though I went to one in the same city where I lived, it was so different from high school! Ya for finishing the first year!

    liz @ j for joiner

    • June 28, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      The first year is always tough but it’s over and I’m taking some good lessons with me to the next year. Thank you!!

  5. Cynthia Sirintai
    June 28, 2016 / 9:22 am

    You do not know how proud i am of you Michelle. Your life’s story is being written everyday through your very conscious efforts. Keep on keeping on my darling. Mum sends her regards as well.

  6. June 28, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    OMG!!! Cynthia, you sweet comment really touched me. Thank you so much. Say hi to mom, and we should meet during my summer vacay in Nairobi πŸ™‚

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