High school graduation seems like it was yesterday. From tassel flipping to cap tossing culminating what seemed to be the longest 4 years of your life. Now on to living life abundantly with your best friends all summer long. Staying up all night curfew free. It’s 2am on a Tuesday night and your Fortnight squad is dominating. No parents asking if you’re done with your homework, no alarm clock to worry about waking you up at 6:00 am, not a care in the world. Life couldn’t be any sweeter. Then it hits you… reality sets in. You realize that your first day of college is right around the corner and suddenly a feeling of terror slowly takes over your body. You feel yourself going numb from your toes and slowly climbing up your entire being. It’s almost as if you are paralyzed just at the thought of how your first semester will go. Am I even smart enough for college? What if I hate my roommate? What should I wear? Am I going to make friend? And the list goes on.
You’re not alone. There are hundreds of other first year students at IPFW that share the very same fear. In fact, there are students at home right now thinking of an excuse to tell mom and dad so they can play hooky on the first day of school. We all have been there, I promise. However, what that fear fails to tell you is some of our most blissful moments are found on the other side of terror.
The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. – Will Smith
Some of the best moments in your life await you the moment you step foot in Ft. Wayne. Yes, you are coming into a new environment around people you have never seen before in your life. But don’t think of it as the first day of school, think of it as the first day of the rest of your life. Just make sure you live your best life. You’re best memories are waiting for you to make them and just in case you need help preparing, here are a few tips to help you conquer some of the most common fears freshman face their first year.
We can’t wait to see you and remember
Summer Vacation – Keep Your Apartment Safe While You’re Away!
Jul 03, 2018
Everyone needs a nice relaxing break every now and then, and what better time to plan a vacation than during the summer? Some of the best summer destinations for 2018 include The Bahamas, Miami Beach, Catalina Islands, Virginia Beach, Bora Bora, and Hawaii! You also cannot go wrong with a nice 7 day cruise to Mexico!
Things get a little crazy as you are preparing for your nice vacation, and many people forget to make a plan to keep your apartment safe while you are away. Here are 5 tips to make sure your apartment is safe in your absence.
Ask someone to keep an eye on things.
Leave a light on so it looks like someone is home.
Beware of social media. You don’t want to post that you were away, until you are back home!
Lock everything, and don’t leave a spare key out!
Stash all of your valuables in safe.
Sometimes your ideal vacation may not be in your budget, and you have to shorten your vacation and find something local. Spend your afternoon at The Arch Ft. Wayne resort style pool. Invite your friends and have a cookout by the pool, or bring your favorite book and a cold glass of lemonade and get that relaxing break you deserve right in your backyard!
There are so many fun and exciting things happening the month of June! For starters, the first official day of summer is this month! We have a day all about celebrating dads, and one all about our best friends. For more fun to look forward to this month, check out our list of important dates below. And of course follow our social media to see what fun events we will be holding at The Arch. Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting Fort Wayne for the day or here for orientation at Ivy Tech or Purdue University Ft Wayne, stop on by!