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58 Things I Learned My First Semester of College

  1. It is okay not to be okay.
  2. Mom was right.
  3. People come and go and that is okay.
  4. Just do the best with what you are given.
  5. Whatever it is, if it scares you, do it.
  6. You don’t have to have everything all figured out.
  7. One piece of pizza will not make you fat.
  8. You will not be the best at everything.
  9. Question everything.
  10. Do not change direction just because you are afraid of what lies ahead.
  11. Change is scary.
  12. Change is good.
  13. Don’t forget where you came from.
  14. It’s okay to admit you have no idea what you are doing — nobody else usually does either.
  15. Be where you are.
  16. Reminisce on the past but do not get caught up in it.
  17. Better things are coming!
  18. High school was fun but college is more fun.
  19. Challenge yourself.
  20. Learn something new from everyone you meet.
  21. You will find your people and when you do, you will know.
  22. Hold onto your people
  23. If there is something that you wish to find in this world, be it.
  24. You will lose yourself. This is scary as Hell.
  25. You will eventually find yourself and you will be a better you. I promise.
  26. Learn to laugh at yourself.
  27. It’s okay to skip your 8A.M. once.. or twice…. or three times
  28. Find time for you.
  29. Take care of yourself physically and mentally.
  30. Do not chase anyone.
  31. You deserve more than you probably realize.
  32. Just don’t with the fried food.
  33. You will make mistakes. Remember that in a year you will probably think its funny.
  34. You’re young, act like it.
  35. Wayside will be there next Tuesday, do your homework.
  36. It is okay to be irresponsible sometimes.
  37. Clothes aren’t dirty until they are stained or smell bad.
  38. You will learn to like coffee. You will. I promise.
  39. People change, for better or for worse, but you cannot be the one to change them.
  40. Listening is so much more beneficial than talking.
  41. I swear, the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other telling you what to do is not fake. That is real. Do your best with this. I haven’t figured it out yet.
  42. You will lose contact with some of your friends at home
  43. Sometimes you have to take the L and you have to accept it.
  44. If something is broken, fix it.
  45. Be there for the people that need you.
  46. You will meet amazing people. Keep them close to you.
  47. Nothing is going to change if you keep doing the same old things.
  48. Let go of the things that hurt you.
  49. Find what you are passionate and run with it.
  50. Go wherever the wind takes you. There is no right or wrong path in life.
  51. One person or thing does not make you who you are. You are you and nobody can take that away.
  52. If your friends are all going to the casino on a Monday night, it’s probably not wise to go with an exam the next day. It’s okay to do unwise things.
  53. Always remember that you are never going to be younger than you are right now. Use that to your advantage.
  54. Getting old only gets scarier.
  55. Crying and sleeping anywhere on campus is easily justified and nobody will judge you.
  56. Love everyone.
  57. Relax.
  58. We’re all a mess. It’s fine. Everything is fine.IMG_0335.JPG
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