Ahhh, here we are… on the heels of Labor Day Weekend, the “unofficial end of summer.” If your kids aren’t back to school yet, they probably will be very soon. Seeing all the back-to-school themed Facebook and Instagram posts over the last couple weeks has me thinking about my time in school, and the things I wish I had learned during my 12-13 years as a professional student…
- It’s okay to be who you are, even if other people think you’re too loud/too quiet/too smart/not smart enough. You’re never going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and the sooner you figure that out, the sooner you will find your true self.
- Not everything can be taught from a textbook. You will learn great lessons from conversations you have with people you know, and conversations you have with strangers. You will learn so much about yourself when you reach the goals you’ve set out to accomplish. You will learn about heartache and heartbreak and true love… and trust me, it’s nothing like the movies.
- The cliché sayings that you’ve heard over and over again – “give more than you get,” “everything happens for a reason,” “live every day like it’s your last,” “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” (I could go on and on) – they’re true! The key is putting them into practice in your life. When you do, they can help you achieve great things! That’s why they’ve been around for so long and on motivational posters all over the world.
- Memorize your social security number, and learn basic life skills like how to do laundry, how to swim, how to cook, how to put on a spare tire, how to make and keep a budget, how to save money, how to read a map, and how to do basic math! (There’s nothing more frustrating than a cashier who can’t make change when the computers go down, and trust me again… they will go down.)
- Take care of yourself, your whole self: mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally. Take care of your body. Treat it with love. Take care of your mind. Treat it with love. Take care your spirit. Treat it with love. Pay attention to your emotions and listen to your intuition. When you do, you’ll be surprised at the answers you already have.
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