Life’s Other Great Lessons
1. When painting a room yellow, choose carefully–even the lightest yellow on the color strip can be shocking!
2. If you’re given the chance to study abroad–do it–it’s a luxury that may never come around again.
3. Unless you are a morning person, scheduling a Monday-Friday 8am math class in your first semester of college is probably not a good idea.
4. Keep a journal.
5. It’s okay to change your mind–don’t be afraid to say, “I thought this was going to be perfect for me, but it’s really not working out.”
6. Tell people how you feel about them–I have never regretted telling someone I care about them, but I have regretted NOT telling someone.
7. Thank you notes are important.
8. Every now and then, weed your friendship garden.
10. Learn how to cook.
11. If you dream of living abroad, joining the peace corps or doing a mission, do it while you’re young. As soon as “adult life and responsibilities” pile up, it’s harder to work this in.
12. Dream BIG.
13. If you are given a choice between receiving a “thing,” or an “experience,” try the experience.
14. Don’t wear uncomfortable shoes.
15. Good posture and good eye contact are more important than what you are wearing or what your hair looks like.
16. Being overly emotional is okay–just as long as it’s overly happy when you’re in public. Save overly angry for a more private venue.
17. It’s not always the destination–sometimes the journey is the very best part.
18. It’s always worth taking the extra time to be kind or helpful.
19. Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut.
20. There’s no shame in asking for help.