The wisdom for graduating college students is pretty predictable: Try new things! Balance your work and life! These are the best years of your life!
But practically, some practices are vital to your well-being in college, and vital to becoming an adult who is developing good habits.
Here are a few lessons I learned from doing things well, and doing things poorly, in college.
- Don’t get too involved. Only do the things that make you feel alive.
- Wake up early (even if it means going to bed early).
- Take a Sabbath day once a week.
- There’s more to your surroundings than your campus. Know your town.
- Tutors are for smart kids, not dumb kids.
- Let your mom help you.
- Stop looking for your ring by spring.
- Don’t believe everything that you read on RateMyProfessor.com.
- Try not to eat Ramen that often, but when you do, add a bag of frozen veggies.
- Stop wearing headphones in public.
And most importantly: make a lot of mistakes, but learn from every single one of them.
You can do this.
Love from me: Ms. Johnson/Carissa/Mrs. Flores