A good percentage of people may age all go away to school and live on campus. Which is great for them because so many people do hauls on dorm things, and tips and tricks for kids who live on campus. But when it comes to the rest of us, I feel like we don't get as much help. So here are a few essentials Ive loved as a college commuter.
1. An Aux Cord.
I just recently got a new car that has an aux cord option and it has changed my life. I don't struggle to find cds that are crammed into the side door panel of my car nearly as often as I used to. I just tell siri to play my music and I'm set. And if you want to see what I like to listen to, check out the right panel and click on the playlist tag and it will take you to all of the playlists that I have published!
2.A Youtuber or Audio Book
Find someone on youtube you enjoy listening to, or an audio book you love and play them thought the aux cord instead of music. I find it to be calming when things feel hectic and I don't want to listen to music. I often listen to The Penavega's on youtube, or TheAnaEdit also on youtube. I drive forty-ish minutes each way to school and back and its nice to not be constantly bombarded with Chainsmokers or another indie band playing that Cleopatra song yet agin.
3. A Giant water bottle.
When you are away from home for long periods of time its nice to be able to not have to pay for vending machine drinks. I have a 50oz water bottle from Nathan ( https://www.nathansports.com/supershot-hydration-bottle-4314tn ) I fill it with ice and unsweetened tea every single day. To the point where the kids at the daycare I work at know all about Miss.Allie's Tea. Or as one of sweet little buddies says "Ow-wee Tea?" Keep hydrated and save some vending machine dollars.
4. Find a Hobby!
Often I find myself scrolling through instagram looking at people who are away to school always having fun. Always at some party, or some sport, or club, or anything. So When you feel like your missing out its good to replace those feelings with a hobby or activity. Ive enjoyed doing yoga, but you could join a bible study, do a dance class at a local community center, take up a new art like writing or painting even if you think you're terrible at it. Keep yourself busy to keep away those boring times.
5. A knowledge of Your Enviroment.
Now this doesnt always apply if your school is under ten minutes from your house, but I drive a good distance and in the fall when I transfer to a university I will have another long drive. So if you're in the same boat as me, get to know the area you're in. Find someplace you like to hide out, or explore. I go to school in Monroe and if you check out this post: http://www.allisonderosia.com/blog/monroe-michigan this is a little bit of the exploring I did and really got to know the area i am surrounded with. Find the little corner of the world that you can embrace because trust me sitting around at home can wait.