I remember waking up late on my first day of college.
I was nervous as hell, but excited.
The beginning of little sleep, working nights, shenanigan-filled weekends. It was the beginning of critiques, and style changes, and figuring out just how expensive groceries are. The beginning of friendships, romances, hookups, breakups. The true beginning of homesickness. It was the beginning of our voices - artistic or otherwise. It was the start of learning what deep dish and green rivers and the windy city tasted, looked, and felt like. It was care packages from worried moms concerned about if we were eating well. It was realizing we had to get jobs to sustain our new party habits. It was the beginning of creating.
It’s a new beginning now. Last day of undergrad classes.
It’s always better to just go to the doctor. Find out what’s wrong. Then you can deal with it.
Sometimes, games are fun. But when you’re done playing them – when you’ve decided that it isn’t worth it anymore – just stop. Tell him how you actually feel & don’t be ashamed about it. It is normal and he is just hiding. He will respect you more for who you are if you just say what’s actually on your mind.
Love is real. Don’t let anyone tell you you didn’t love him (or her). You will know.
Being IN love is a lot rarer than people think.
Things will get better.
Keep working. You will go far in life if you aren’t lazy.
Your best friend will not always know what’s right for you. Your best friend will not always know the right thing to say.
It’s your life. Do what you want.
Jealousy is normal, but in the end, you’re only competing with yourself.
Reading teaches you more than you think. There’s a reason old library books smell so good.
There is more than one person for everyone. More than one Prince Charming.
Watch films. Documentaries.
Think of your future, but be here now.
Get to know your family. People who don’t always regret not knowing things they had once had the opportunity to know.
Exercise actually makes you feel better; runner’s high is a proven fact.
Smiling will make you more friends.
Sleep as much as you can. Don’t listen to the man that tells you, “you can sleep when you’re dead” - you can’t. Naps can save you in times of stress, dismay, or complete exhaustion.
Don’t ever underestimate what you can do for your community and others in need. You can’t do everything for them, but anything will do.
Enjoy the weather. Be outside as much as possible.
Have enough stuff to keep you comfortable, but little enough where you could move anywhere.
Try not to get attached to objects. People are much more interesting.
Value, beauty, and just about anything else is in the eye of the beholder.