Next week is vacation time in New York City then Boston then back to work full-time. Is this the real world that everyone's been talking about? The real question is - am I ready?! Part of me feels ready, but another big part of me does not.
I guess when I think back at my 16 years of schooling, I realize how much I have learned and how much life I have experienced. I was always kind of a nerd, and even though I got quite the rush from buying new pencils, erasers, and notebooks, it was all the lessons outside of the classroom that I will cherish the most. Through my interactions with teachers, friends, family, awkward moments, stressful times, and heartbreaking incidents, I grew up to be who I am now. While I'm sure that in the years to come I will have to rethink the important things I think I've learned, these are a few of the lessons I hold closest to my heart as a new (!!) graduate:
|Banana Cream Pie - - Example of #11|
- No one will ever love you as much or as unconditionally as your family.
- Knowing how to work under pressure (aka procrastinate) is a good quality to have.
- Nothing is certain but change - cliche I know, but so true. Don't count on anything.
- You are always going to be most successful if you are doing something you love.
- Don't tell anyone you love them until you really mean it. It's not a word to be wasted.
- Get involved. Be active in your life. In school this is sports, student council, etc. In life, well, I'll keep you posted.
- Don't take anything too seriously, even yourself.
- Organization is the most important tool.
- Don't burn bridges because you'll never know when you need to turn back.
- Believe in yourself even if nobody else does. If you find someone else that does, hold onto them.
- Always enjoy the sweets that life has to offer.