Things I now know as a college senior

The long-awaited senior year has arrived, well half of it is already gone and coming semester is dedicated to my Graduation Assignment and as the weeks tick by seemingly slowly I’ve started to wonder what’s next? While just a little while ago graduation and the end of college life seemed so far away, it has more recently been looming over me and even tough I am still excited (graduating college is still a big achievement) I’m also anxious for what’s to come.

See there are 2 options now, either I leave college life for good and get a job or I pro-long college a little longer and start on a master’s program. Both have their pros and cons. For instance, applying for jobs is scary, however so is accumulating more student loans for a master’s degree. Whichever one I chose is a new beginning for me, senior year is the end of one phase of my life and the beginning of another.


But these are just personal concerns. So, what have I learned from my college years? Here we go.



BALANCE

Life is all about balance, everyone always says that, and yet no one can tell you how to do it. College gives you a lot of things to juggle but finding that perfect balance of social life, good grades and personal time is hard. After all this time I still haven’t figured it out.


Do everything that remotely interests you

While this sounds crazy, it’s actually something I wish I did more off. College is the time for everyone to figure out what they like and don’t like, so anything that sparks your interest try it! You might never get a chance again so embrace every opportunity that presents itself, whether it’s to travel or just to try a new ingredient in your meals DO IT! By trying out everything you might just find that one thing you are passionate about and what to dedicate your time to.



Do no harm, take no Sh*t

This rule has become especially relevant in the last few years and while I believe I have grown and learned more while talking to people who have different views than me than I have talking to those that are just like me. Sometimes people will try to impose their views on you, know that you don’t have to accept that and kindly tell them to bugger off.


Reflect Cheesy but true, by reflecting you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses and are self-aware enough to take on your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. We only grow by using our experiences as guidance for our future endeavors.



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