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A Day in the Life with Makenna

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Hello, beauties, Look back to town. It's part of the people. You Yesterday and today I'm basically going to be concluding my campus field campaign. It's been such a pleasure and such a joy, but let's just get past the intro so I can tell you guys my experience with this camera. First off, I just want to start off by saying Thank u campus role for giving me this opportunity. Although I could have done this on my own, I would have never thought to do something like this. It's been really fun, and I kind of wish that when I was coming, I would have seen someone post videos like this prior to me coming. Not that it would change her mind. That would've been cool to see some things and know the inside scoop on certain they should deal where I should stay clear of and different different parts of campus that I would not have known. Coming into it, I don't have much to say. Besides, I'm so happy I did this and I hope you guys like to and again the huge campus. Really, I think if there's one, that last piece of advice that I could say or Reineri is just when you come here or when you come here or any other university, just focus on yourself. While you do want to make friends and make connections, it's important to remember who you are and where you are and where you come from, and to make sure you have time for yourself to figure out who you are before you go out and explore this whole new world. There's so many different opportunities. Don't take advantage of every single thing that comes your way. Even if you're hesitant, even if you're scared, even if you're nervous, you don't have anyone to go to an event with. I'm telling you, Just suck it up and go, and it will be worth your while. And yeah, that's my last piece of advice. If you guys like this video like this serious, go ahead and get his beer giant thumbs up. Let me know what your favorite episode and the Siri's wass. And if there's anything else you'd actually want me to show you guys here on campus outside of this whole campaign? Yeah, I guess until next time I will see you guys in my next video. So I don't live in dorms. I live on or off campus apartment, but my friend lives in a doorman. He's going to show us what his is like. Oh, welcome. I am talking to you. This is my command. Not be the best place Quickly is working out for you. They know your disease here. What in our genes? This is my if not may not be the biggest. Please, this is good. I didn't post reset over the way. I want to have my own. Do nobody else If I got some problems, somebody idea myself. Yes, I just do what I want to study. Watch TV. No one X is a good place. I like some people may not be fun. This. He's my I shared a bathroom with one another, roomie. All right. You have a show toilet. I assure you No. The little problem. Perfect Huges. That's all for now. Hey, guys. So I live in Magnolia D, which is a complex that's mostly reserved for upperclassmen. It's kind of a first come first served with preference upperclassmen. It is an apartment style dorm. As you can see, we have a full kitchen with the living room, which is really bear because it's the first couple weeks of school. I do have two roommates, one that lives there, and there here is the bathroom. So I bought this from like a Ross or something like that. That was right up the road. It was fifteen dollars. Really, really cheap of its like literally about to, like fall over when you rocket, but totally worse. The fifteen dollars for the convenience that it held. Uh, this bathroom is actually for the handicapped room, So nobody in my dorm is handicapped, er, disabled in any kind of weight. But when they can't fill out space, they actually give it out too soon, so don't necessarily need it. The one thing that I would say about this if you're looking into it, is that you can tell the shower isn't exactly the most handicap accessible, which is a little frustrating. But this is what our bathroom looks like. We also have a spare sink out here, which again, I think, is one of the components of the handicapped room, and I'm actually living in it. So this is my room here. I made this collage from paper that I printed off. I'm going to talk about different D i Y projects that you could do to kind of like, spruce up your room. This is kind of like my art wall. I collect art from every place that I go to, so I'm missing a few pieces, but essentially, that's what it looks like. I went out and I bought this bookshelf from Target. I think it was like twenty five dollars. It's really great. Organization is absolutely key when it comes to these tiny dorm rooms. This one is actually really kind of big because it is the handicapped room. The lamp I got from Walmart for eleven dollars. Same with like all of my bedding. I one hundred percent totally love Wal Mart and how cheap it is. I one hundred percent believe that everyone should shot there for their things. This is the desk that they provide you with. I'm not really sure we're going to tell us that. But so these air, like all different things that I had, Um, as you can see, like, there's a lot of stuff that can fit on here. They also have different drawers that come out. They provide you with this desk, the chair, the bed over there, the mattress on the bed as well. And this little dresser here, this's the closet. As you can see, it's not super huge, but, yeah, they don't really provide you with a lot less so that you had to bring in. But honestly, most little rooms are small enough that you really don't need to bring a lot of stuff. In fact, I recommend that you bring the necessities and then assess what you need in how much room you have and then go from there. So I wanna tell you guys a little bit about your schooling what I like and don't like our school super diverse. We have more than one hundred fifty countries represented. You can't go anywhere without seeing someone from a different country who came here. We're also preeminent status, meaning that we are getting a lot of money for school and becoming one of the top schools in Florida next to us and F S u Um, we're billing so many new things on campus. We have new dorms already built were building up public's where you could get public subs and sandwiches. Whatever you wants, we also have a beautiful green campus. If you look just a little bit of our campus, it's just so beautiful. Just walk around between classes and even on your days off. What I don't really like about this school is that we're not really a college town around school. There's not too much to do. Go quite far, too. Due to go out and party. You have to take an uber, which is quite expensive, and it does add up way our time. Tio. I feel like we're time skin to more of a college town, but it's it's not happening as much as I wanted Teo, but hopefully have free will be more of a college area called food and places we can go. Um, housing on and off campus is quite expensive for my wooden apartment. I pay about seven fifty a month for four roommates, which is a lot, so I would suggest trying to find a cheaper place. You're just getting a good scholarship so you can afford this housing. I really like this school, and I really hope that you guys are thinking about coming here. Hi. I think this school's like, really amazing and everyone's I'm heading to my first class. It's pretty early, so I don't know how many people are gonna be in here. Okay. This is what a classroom looks like. Classes really range. Depending on your major. You have around two hundred, Teo, ten less people. This is what my classroom looks like. You have the desk and have the chairs here. This's champions choices was one of the three dining halls we have on campus. This was my favorite dining hall because I just bought the food tasted better. We do have three different meal plans. Open access for you get unlimited access seven days per week. Any fifteen where you fifteen miles per week or bull block one sixty five or yes, one hundred sixty five mils per semester. It's very expensive to get a meal plan, but as a freshman living on campus, you are forced to because they want you to actually eat the ass out of this thing called Dining Dollars, where you can spend a certain amount of money at Starbucks, Chick fil A subway, Whatever campus restaurant you want him, I would suggest getting a meal plan if you want I'm here, argues Exchange, dining area and US. Second of foods. Thank you. Well. It is very, very good here. I recommend it. Very, very nice. Hi. My name is Garrison in a Russian studies major at USF with a minor and intelligence. I came here because I really love the area. I really love the whole vibe of the school and all of the majors and everything that the deck owner just really excellent. That's a great school, Sally. Hey, guys. So this video is gonna be me giving my big sister advice to you guys. Number one. The most important thing of anything in this entire world, not just in college, not just at USF, but for the rest of your life. The number one thing that you need to do is love. And I know it sounds so cheesy, But on whether that's being you're not being afraid to pursue a romantic love or just telling your best friends that you love them every single day or, you know, helping a stranger do something that they need help with. All of these things are so important and so integral into making this world a nice or kind of place. But above all, I think it is most important that you love yourself and you learned that you are worth being loved. And I know that that's something that you hear at the time and that is so much easier is had been done. I know these things, but I can't even begin to tell you how much your life will change The moment that you start telling yourself that you're worth the love that you want. You are worth, um, people thinking that you are wonderful and amazing and people wanting to spend time with you like bye reminding yourself toe love yourself. You will experience such a change in your life and from such positive change. And I know it's so much easier said than done, but I want hundred percent believe that this is the time to do it. I mean, every time is the time to do it. But you're starting a new school. You're going to be with people that you've never really known before. This is the opportunity for you to be exactly who you want to be. So why not be the person that you love? You know what I'm saying? So I think that loving other people but loving yourself first and foremost is the absolute best advice that I can give to you guys. Two. Nice. Not everyone is going to be a nice person, no matter radio. There is gonna be some not nice people there. And I think that if you could be one of those people that rises above it and is trying to give out a helping hand. And like I said in number one, to try and love people into China's show support. It's going to make a world of a difference in your life. It's going to make a world of a difference in the lives of the people around you. There is enough crappy things going on, but you don't need to add to it, you know. So if that just means being kind, telling the truth, not spreading rumors, you know, just just doing the right thing, try and have that upper hand when it comes to the morals and values. Just be a strong person. And that of Number three. A general rule of thumb when it comes to gossiping and rumors is that if you are not a part of the story, do not tell the story. I promise you that if you are not a part of the story, if you weren't at this event and you're telling it to someone else, you're telling it wrong. I promise. Just you're telling the story wrong. And ultimately that leads to so many people getting hurt that there's no point doing it. I know that it's so easy to want to kind of like join in with the crowd and show them that you have this like, cool, juicy bit of information, But it's not worth it. You don't want to be the people who are going to like you more for telling them information about other people, especially if it's not uplifting information. Like, if you're not empowering people than once the point, you know, we're put on this earth to lift people up there. It's the simplest thing I could ever tell you guys. That's what we're here for, to be kind to be happy to make other people happy. Let's make ourselves happy without hurting other people. If someone asks you what happened between someone so on, so on, so just be like, Look, I wasn't there. That's a question for abound on Just move on from that You're gonna just b so much better off. You're not gonna be hurting so many people and there will be people that that mad at you for not giving them all the gossip. But those aren't people that you really want from friends. Anyway, number four get involved. Oh, you're all the time. But I can't tell you how many amazing people I have met because I decided to put my neck out there and really try for things. Um, I was able to get, you know, this amazing job with an amazing group of girls through her campus and being their leader and being ableto, you know, empower them and show them all the great things that they could do it. All the great things that they can accomplish, like that feeling is amazing. It is amazing to me that I can go into work and I can stand outside of the library and talk to people all day long and make new friends their work that way, um, being able to go on a adventure, trips being able go to Puerto Rico wass. Probably the best experience of my entire life. I'm actually I just applied to go be a leader for those troops next spring. But getting involved is the best thing that you can do. It is going to help you break out of your shell. It's going to help you find who you really are, and it's going to help you change and molding grow into being a more well rounded, Mohr socially adept adult, especially in the New Worlds. You have to have good social skills. Even if you're in a stem, major, which are predominantly seen, is not so social baste. You're still gonna have to learn how to talk in front of people on have those connections. You're still gonna have to learn how to network. And there's no better way to learn howto network. Then by doing it at Surf Club or Fencing Club or Add Club or Pierce's are you know, like, why not learn how to network and a really fun environment with your friends? You know, uh, number five not to get behind on homework. Generally speaking, go to class, do your homework. That being said, don't not go out because you're so afraid of getting behind. You know, you've studied it. He was setting for an hour. It's time to take a break. Go get some chipotle a goto a party like all of these things do what you want to do to take a break from studying. So you really have to learn how to balance the party side and academic side and try and find a really good healthy balance for you, because all of one thing or all of the other is not good. It's not healthy. And you don't want to look back on your experience in college and be like, I wish I had done that differently because now is such a unique time in our lives. This is kind of moment where you have that freedom and independence. So make sure that you're using it for you. Number six, you're coming into this and you're an adult. It is very, very easy to get wrapped up in the world of what our parents want. I myself have extremely strict parents, and they have one plan for me. And I just know that this plan over here is where I want. And so that's what you go for. You obviously want to make smart, wise decisions. You really want to plan out your future and sit down and be like, Okay, who am I? Where do I see myself in ten years, What I want out of life and it will change. And that's one hundred percent okay, that it changes. But make sure that you are making the best decision for you, and you're looking at all the options. You looking at the pros and the cons and you're doing what really set your soul on fire What you are so passionate about, that's what's important Because you were going to love your life so much more if you major and art history as opposed to majoring in, you know, by medical science is, if you don't like biomedical sciences, you're not gonna enjoy that job. You're not gonna be happy with your life. And like I said before, I truly, truly believe that the meaning of life is to be happy. The meaning of life is to make yourself happy, to make the people around you happy, and to try and just bring good and peace is role as hippy issues. That sounds. That's what we're here for, So make sure that you're making yourself happy and you're doing what's best for you and not what other people are telling you to do. And that isn't just not parents. That goes for friends and peer pressure and, you know, boyfriends, girlfriends, making sure that you are making decisions based off of what you want is going to really help you in the long run, to be a lot happier. I think my last piece of the place for you guys would be about relationships. I can tell you from personal experience that finding someone who makes you feel like you're wanted and making you feel like you're special and beautiful. Yes. Guys to you are beautiful. It is so extremely important. Do not do not to, Not to, not to, Not to not ever settle for someone who doesn't constantly make you feel like you're wanted who's not constantly trying to text you in an appropriate way on inappropriate about a times that they want to see you and telling you how great you are and how amazing you are and making sure that you know they're lifting you up. They're making you feel good about yourself. They're making you feel like you can conquer the world. Don't settle for anything less than that. If you feel like you're begging for someone's attention. If you feel like you know you are really into someone and they're just not feeling it, don't settle. I don't care how perfect that it looks like they are from the outside. If they don't make you feel absolutely wanted in special one hundred percent of the time don't go for it. And I know it's so hard and it's so scary because we all want someone to love us and to be here for us. But I promise you it's so much more important. It should be alone and single and so much better to be alone in single than it is to be with someone who is toxic to you who doesn't appreciate you, who makes you feel like you're not worth it Because I promised you you are. And I promise you, you will find someone that makes you feel like you touch this guy or you're going alone. Learn to love, to be single, and that's one hundred percent okay, too. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Being able to stand on your own two feet and being able to love yourself and not being enough for you, that is option. That is an option as well, and that's perfectly healthy. But if you know that that's something that you want, you're looking to get into a relationship. Just know that it is so much better to be single than to be with someone who doesn't appreciate you and value you for all of the things that you are because you are worth it. I hope that these videos kind of helped you. I hope it kind of made you feel a little less afraid coming to college, even if you decide not to come to us. And I hope that, you know, I can impart this little bit of wisdom on you that you just feel better no matter where you go. And that maybe it kind of sticks with you for the rest of your life. Not just in these college years. You're going to great. It's truly an amazing experience. The freedom, the opportunities, the networking. You're gonna love it. You're absolutely going to love it. And if you don't change things and that's that's pretty much all I have for you guys. So good luck. Much love. Bye.