All across America, freshmen are heading to college campuses and class for the first time. They be getting their matriculation on! They are bright-eyed, nervous, and excited about all they’re going to experience and learn during the years ahead. That’s how I was back in 1998. I was so eager for someone to fill my head with knowledge, but looking back, I really wish I knew then what I know now. Here’s what my 34-year-old self would tell my 18-year-old self.