Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Findings of a College Student

So, I was just sitting here last night thinking about everything I've learned since I've been in college. A lot of these are more recent discoveries, but of course there are some that I've known for a while. Here it goes:

  • It doesn't always have to be two extremes...sometimes there can be a compromise in the middle :)
  • You can't make everyone happy-so don't stress yourself out trying.
  • Sometimes you just have to step back & take a look at the bigger picture...things are never as bad as they seem.
  • I never thought I'd say this, but...you really don't have to plan everything out in advance. Great things can happen without a plan. (My dad would be proud, haha )
  • College is a lot more fun once you branch out and make friends
  • If you truly care about someone, then you can't stand in their way of true happiness; no matter what that may mean for you.
  • No one is ever quite what they seem
  • Love will never end up like a movie, so stop expecting it to happen that way
  • If you have a problem, it's better to talk them out with a friend, rather than letting the emotions build up inside you
  • Procrastination is NEVER a good way to avoid stress. It always comes back to bite you & brings even more stress along with it than you had before!
  • It's good to have balance in your life.
  • Being away from home doesn't mean you love your family any less...it actually makes you love them more
  • Pictures truly can't capture the beauty in every moment...no matter how many you take.
  • You really don't have to see someone every day, or even every month to be their best friend.
  • Although an experience may seem scary at first...just embrace it; it could lead to true happiness
  • Life will never stay the same, so you have to try to keep an open mind to these changes that will inevitably occur...
  • You really don't need everything you "think" you do...be happy for the many blessings you already have.
  • Professor-to-student relationships are extremely important, both in and out of the classroom. (Sometimes they have connections for getting a job, lol )
  • No matter how hard to try to avoid it, you're going to grow up and most likely turn into your parents. (Love you mom & dad!)
  • Friends could be the most important thing going for you, so don't let anyone stand in the way of that.
  • Love is not the typical definition that you can pull from a dictionary. It's a verb.
  • It's not so scary to just walk up to a practical stranger and introduce yourself...you may just have a lot in common after all.
  • Exploring other options doesn't mean you've got to change your mind completely...it just means you're open to new things.
  • Finding something you're truly passionate about gives you a totally different outlook on life.
  • And most importantly-God will never let you down...He can take the weight of anything off your shoulders. (Yes, I already knew this, but sometimes you just have to be reminded)

I hope you've enjoyed my ranting...feel free to add your own recent life lessons!


  1. I wish that blogspot had a 'like' button, I would definately like this :)

  2. I like the one about turning into your parents. I just told mama the other day that I saw a quote...."mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all." Yikes!

  3. Ok, so just so you know...I'm writing this instead of Jim....can't figure out how to change that to my name since the google account is under his name. Oh well, I love you! Dena