In less than a month, I will no longer be a college student.
(Let's take a moment and soak that in.)
Everyone has been asking me questions like: How does it feel? Are you ready for the real world? Do you have a job? Are you scared? And to be honest, I've tried not to think much about how it'll be like to end a chapter in my life and move on to the next. In a sense, I'm convinced it will be quite anti-climatic and after we throw our hats in the air, we will slowly seep into a new routine. I tell people that it's bittersweet, and I guess its the easiest way to say that I'm feeling everything at once -- sad, scared, excited, anxious, and happy.
The reason why I'm writing this blog post is actually because it just hit me that my little brother will begin college in September. I can't believe it's already been four years since I first moved away from home, and fast forward to now, it's his turn to go on this exciting journey. Being the overprotective and eager sister that I am, I started thinking of all the things I would do if I had the chance to relive my college years.
With that in mind, I thought of what advice I would share to all incoming freshmen:
- Do more of what you love and gets you excited because when you are doing what you love and enjoy, it no longer feels like work.
- Work your ass off, but always find time for your friends because life is a balancing act. Everyone has 24 hours of a day, and time is what you make of it.
- Never live in your comfort zone because college is a time to explore and grow.
- Heartbreaks are not worth it because...just trust me on this one.
What kind of advice would you give for students about to enter college? How about those embarking to the real world? I'd love to know -- share with me!