I’ve only completed a very short tenure as an adult and I feel I have learned a decent amount. I want this to be focused on the list of things that stand out to me in regards to things I have learned as a way of sharing with you:
- People don’t always view being corrected as a learning opportunity–however they do tend to view it as a way for you to show you received a “better” education than they did.
- You can get too much sleep.
- If you are charming, no one will tend to notice how awful you are at doing your job or doing your school assignments.
- What also helps with number three is if you have a well-toned body that is “easy on the eyes”.
- People–no matter how old we get–will fall short in their willingness to communicate. They will pretend they never got a text, make endless excuses for why they can’t make a phone call, or why they can’t answer the phone.
- People who flake even only occasionally cannot be counted on… they will disappoint you.
- Don’t hype up birthdays because when you do, they end up being disappointing.
- Cooking isn’t as complicated as it can seem.
- You reap what you sow (I know, you would think I would have learned this sooner, but honestly I never reaped anything that I would sow).
- An incredibly close guy friend is way more important to have than a throw away boyfriend.
- Parents might want you to act like an adult but that doesn’t mean they are going to treat you like an adult. They will still sugar coat things, keep secrets from you to “protect you” and they will always–no matter how big you get–see you as a little child.
- Later on down the road, you will be happy you took the time to study instead of going out to get drunk. I’m not saying do it always–because that’s no fun–but do it every now and then and your grades will improve. Higher grades mean a better chance at a great internship.
- Buy a bottle of champagne every now and then. You don’t need a reason to celebrate. It isn’t that expensive if you buy a cheap brand (my go to is Korbel). It will make you feel less like you are broke every now and then.
- Binge watch a show every now and then. And I mean truly binge watch. Stay in the same sweats for a weekend, eat on the couch/in bed, and don’t brush your hair. You will feel disgusting but you will also feel rejuvenated.
- Take the time to call your parents “just because”. It shouldn’t always be because you have a specific question or need something. You never know exactly how much time you have left so you should make the most of it.
I’ve learned more than fifteen things in the last four years, but these are some of the most important lessons I can take from my experience and share with you. Comment with some of the lessons you’ve learned in life below, share.