…now we here!
Say hi to the girl that finally completed her B.A. in Economics!
These past four years have been nothing short of spectacular. Cal has been a great blessing for me in terms of educational and personal development – we honestly never realize how much a place changes us until we’re leaving and reminiscing.
Going into college I got my fair share of unsolicited advice. Since the older we get the wiser we think we are – and I am 100% the kind of person that likes to rub salt into her feels – I feel compelled to force upon you my words of wisdom:
- Never regret a good night spent with good company.
- Learn to recognize when the hater in you is rooted in jealousy – it’s better to confront that devil early.
- You may not always be the smartest person in the room (there’s not much you can do about that), but you can always try to be the hardest working.
- Friends are essential, but so is alone time.
- And don’t feel pressured or guilty about friendship maintenance – people change and you just might not vibe with it.
- Deadlines are just suggestions – err on the safe side and expect everyone to be late.
- Sleep is underrated in college – we are not superhuman that do not need sleep. So sleep.
- The only greater joy than being loved and cared for by a mentor is to love and care for your own mentee(s).
- At the same time, just because a path was wrong for someone you know, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong for you. You are not your mentor – they’re guides, not blueprints.
- “What can I learn from this person?”
- No matter how far down a path you go, if you don’t like it, turn back. It’s not worth the future regret and 100% worth the extra complications.
- Just because someone is a nice person doesn’t mean you have to date them. That’s ridiculous. YOU CAN’T HELP FEELINGS OKAY.
- Establish chores early. By senior year, if it’s not engrained, it’s not happening.
- Be open-minded, but don’t be closed-minded about closed-minded people. Just because someone disagrees with you, don’t assume you know why. Ask.
- It is perfectly ok to admire how young, vibrant and full of life you currently are.
- Weaning off of coffee was the best decision ever for my skin.
- Find some hobbies. It makes you interesting when you don’t have school as the basis of all social interactions.
- College doesn’t have to be a soap opera. Calm yo’self.
- Recognize just how lucky you are to be in your shoes.
- Thank everyone you know, sincerely and often.