College is a very specialized time in your life. While many people have to work during college just to get by and begin paying off their debts, others are so focused on their area of study that they don’t even have the time or energy to devote to a job. Whether you work or not is a choice that is completely up to you, but there are some duties of life that mustn’t be neglected while you’re off at college.
You may forget about them in the hustle and bustle of another world, but take note. Here are some of the most important responsibilities and duties of life you can’t neglect while you’re off wearing your cap, gown, and degree.
Your Dental Cleaning
It’s recommended an individual go to the dentist once every six months. It’s important. Teeth easily succumb to the pressure of college life and the amount of sugar taken in through the alcohol alone ingested during college is enough to make you realize you should go to the dentist every month. Many don’t do this, though. It makes sense. Your dentist is probably in your home town…and you’re also a broke college student without insurance.
Whatever you do…make it in for your cleaning. It’s better to spend a little money on one end instead of having to have an emergency dental surgery for a tooth canal and a crown because you can’t get through a day of classes without passing out from pain.
If you’re used to living at home and having a family member take care of all of your car’s needs, taking care of your car at college will probably be a little bit of a hassle. Even if you don’t drive a lot, you still need to take your car in for routine maintenance checks.
Oil changes are necessary. Your car will die if you neglect them. Other things like brakes and belts and filters and wipers are all part of the maintenance game. If you neglect your car at college, it will neglect you for the rest of its life.
Alas, you have enough bills as it is. You’re now taking college loans onto the mix. You know what sucks? When you’re off at college, the bills don’t disappear. You still have to pay for your phone. You still have to pay for insurance. You still have to pay for your car and your monthly subscription to that pointless magazine you’re stuck in a contract with.
If you neglect the bills, many bad things will happen, so it’s best to put a reminder in your phone, get a part time job, work your butt off, and hope for the best for the next four years of your life because it’s going to be a ride.