It’s one of the best, most fulfilling (and most expensive) periods of your life, but it's also one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking. It’s not a time to laze around. College breeds experimentation, love and loss, disappointment and joy.
Just because you aren't given the credit and haven't been recognised for your work doesn't mean you have to give up or stop. You don't always need credit, other people do not always have to know what you are capable of doing as long as you do.
"Admit when you're wrong. Shut up when you're right." -John Gottman (This man knows a LOT about what helps - and what hurts - relationships. He's done tons of research on it, read his stuff it's amazing.