The beginning of an exciting new phase of life is quickly approaching but also the end of a very special chapter is coming to a close. The chapter coming to a close is one that taught me useful things. Like how to vacuum, check my credit card statement, fold laundry, and kill spiders. It saw me at my absolute best and absolute worst. It gave me a place to grow. It is one where I learned to be independent and strong. Where I discovered who I am as a person, and who I can be.
I am trying to not get so caught up in my plans for the future that I forget to enjoy the present. I have my entire life to work, but only two months left to be a college student. So, below I am sharing a few things I want to take the time to enjoy these next 2 months and also tips to help prepare for the “work world” ahead.
1. Enjoy the journey.
Life is definitely a journey. The world is big, there are a lot of people in it, and there is a lot of fun to be had, so learn to yes more. Because you will miss those moments when your friends are all together, doing absolutely nothing .
2. Be the best version of yourself
You learn a lot about yourself in college through living on your own for the first time, and moving away from home. Through all of the good and bad there are plenty of lessons to be learned. Take each of those times and figure out who you are, and be the best version of your self you can be.
3. Find a healthy balance
Find a healthy balance between work and personal life. Take care of yourself. Know when to turn your phone on silent, give your mind a break and unplug.
4. Be persistent
If you want something bad enough keep working for it, no matter how many times you might get rejected. Put in the time and effort and the results you want will come. Just be dedicated to achieving it.
5. Don’t be intimidated
Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle or end.
6. Say thank you
Thank your friends who cheered you on during those all-nighters and your mom and dad for the daily phone calls. Take time to recognize and say thank you to the people that got you to where you are today.
7. Don’t take yourself too seriously
Life is a learning experience and everything has value, even your failures.
Love your family, pets and friends. But most importantly love yourself for who you are and who you want to become.
9. A 5 year plan
Continue to set and accomplish new goals.