2. Choose a degree that is relevant to the real world. Minor in History if you love it so much.
3. Everyone knows how to use Microsoft Office. Putting it under the “Skills” section of your résumé is not impressive.
4. See the world. This is the only time you have in your life to spend months in a foreign country. Take advantage of your lack of responsibility to travel.
5. 99.9% of employers will never look at your transcript. A 4.0 GPA will not land you a job. Good interpersonal skills might.
6. No employer cares whether you were on the executive board of your fraternity or sorority or other campus organization. Serve the organization because you love it, not simply to use it as space-filler on your résumé.
7. Proofread everything. Twice. Or else no one will believe that you’re “detial-oriented.”
8. You have four (or five) years to make something of yourself. Use that time wisely.
9. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday night despite having a test on Wednesday. The test won’t matter in ten years, but your friendships will.
10. Do not expect the college senior to fall in love with you after you sleep together. Actually, just don’t sleep together. This will not end well.
11. Really get to know your professors. Use office hours to your advantage. You never know what doors they can open for you.
12. Graduate school is rarely a good idea, especially if you’re only using it to delay the real world for a few years. The more money you make now, the less debt you’ll have later.
13. Realize that you will be in debt until you’re forty. Make peace with this early.
14. One bad grade won’t ruin your life. Get over yourself.
15. Beware of credit cards. No matter what they say, money isn’t free.
16. Don’t burn bridges. You never know when you might need help from someone.
17. Eat good food. Nothing will make you feel worse than six straight nights of Ramen.
18. Buy a plunger before you actually need said plunger. Just trust me on this one.
19. Press save. It will keep you from having that 4:00am mental breakdown.
20. All-nighters will not help you learn the material. Budget time throughout the day to study so that you can actually sleep before the final exam.
21. Use a condom. No one wants that “I’m late” text.
22. Work during the summers. Employers want someone with real-life experience.
23. Call your mom once a week. She wants to stay involved in your life, and a twenty-minute phone conversation won’t kill you.
24. You have four years to learn your alcohol limit. This will save you from puking at the office Christmas party.
25. The college cafeteria will make you fat. So will alcohol. Be careful about what you’re putting into your body.
26. Find a few hours each week to work out. Cardio is great stress relief.
27. So is sex. Booty calls are sometimes necessary. Don’t beat yourself up for it in the morning.
28. Learn to cook. Eating out is expensive and unhealthy. A few basics can last you a long time.
29. Take pictures. Not everything has to be posted to Instagram, but you will want to have these memories documented.
30. Volunteer. Not because you have to, but because you want to. The Humane Society always needs people to play with the animals.
31. Learn how to budget. Your parents won’t be around to give you money forever.
32. Buy shower shoes. Use them. Save yourself from foot fungus.
33. Beer is expensive. Buy vodka.
34. Interviews are nerve-wracking. Practice with a friend before you go.
35. Find good references. They can be the difference between being offered your dream job and being turned down.
36. It’s okay to turn down your first job offer to wait for a better one. Have faith in yourself.
37. If you’re treated like a slave at your internship, it’s okay to leave. Find a company that sees your worth.
38. Learn how to code HTML. This is an invaluable skill.
39. Also learn Photoshop. Every company in the world needs someone who can design a poster.
40. Take a couple classes just for fun. There’s a difference between smart and educated.
41. Know your priorities. Stick to them.
42. Start searching for a job a year before you graduate. It takes time to find something you want.
43. Apply for jobs you may not be completely qualified for. You may be the only applicant.
44. Don’t get too discouraged when you fail at something. Lay in bed for two days. Cry. Then get back up and start living again.
45. Everyone has something to teach you. Listen to them.
46. Make mistakes, but be sure to learn from them.
47. Textbooks are expensive and you will never need them again. Rent, don’t buy.
48. No one will ever care how wasted you were last night. They saw it first hand. Shut up.
49. No one is responsible for you except you. Think twice before you do something.
50. Don’t think that these have to be the best four years of your life. Life after graduation is pretty awesome too.
Not cut… stab. I slammed my hand down on top of a sensor pin and it went all the way in.
It had notches in it so when I pulled it out it was like pulling a barb out of my palm. Whee! It didn’t hurt too bad immediately but it hurts like holy hell now. :<
Also I miss you guys and we need to hang.
my hand hurts so much oh mY FREAKING GOD
- Coming together as a family. I was so high strung that Thanksgiving wasn’t going to go well, but it was fantastic and it was great to see everyone sitting together. I even got to see my uncle, who I haven’t see in over a year.
- Everything I’m fortunate enough to have. A loving family, a roof over my head, good food, an amazing husband. I know that I complain a lot and that I drool over clothes and expensive things that I “need to have to continue living”, but I really am thankful that I have what I do. I feel like I take certain things for granted a lot of the time, but when I step back and look at the full picture, I know that I am truly blessed.
- As much as I dislike Black Friday and all of the twisted values that come with it, I’m glad that my split between Thanksgiving and BF went well. It wasn’t crazy nuts and I didn’t get screamed at. Overall, despite being extremely exhausted, I can’t complain.
- On a more selfish note: ~cyber monday deals~
- Functioning cars. My car is a piece of crap but at least it gets me where I need to go.
- My husband finally gave in and got a tumblr. Which means we can geek out over posts on tumblr together and he won’t think I’m crazy because he’ll actually know what I’m talking about. This makes me very happy. :)
- I’m glad there are still some decent people that don’t try to break you down and kick the crap out of your opinion when it’s different than theirs. If you’re my friend, I want to enjoy our time together, not get shit thrown at me for having an opposing opinion that isn’t going to change. I haven’t and don’t attack you for your opinion, why would you do so to me?
- I’m really happy to be where I am in life. Roman and I had a conversation about where we thought we would be if we hadn’t met each other. Although I had some great friends before we were together and lost a few of them down the road, it still makes me nervous thinking about the path I was going down back then. I feel like it wouldn’t have ended well. Things now are a lot different than they were four years ago, for both of us. And I’m very thankful for that.
- The Wicked soundtrack. Never ceases to amaze me and make me want to bawl my eyes out.
- I feel like I say this every time I make a list, but cats. Especially my cats. They always brighten my day. What can I say?
- i think relationships should be taken seriously
- manners are always attractive
- caring about grades is attractive too
- chivalry is a plus
- saying “please” and “thank you” will blow my mind
Guys, I just want to buy all of the clothes. ALL OF THEM. INFINITE WARDROBE.