1. You can overcome any obstacle
In May, 2017, I graduated high school. It had been a long four years with many ups and downs. Senior year was difficult but I achieved my goals.
2. College is not as hard as it seems
Moving from Wisconsin was a huge transition. I was intimidated knowing I would have to start completely over. Yet, I did well and made many friends
3. Relationships come and go
This was one of the most important lessons I learned this year. We meet many people throughout our lives and although some relationships are temporary, other friendships last.
4. Don’t let stress overwhelm your life
It can be easy to let your stressors dominate your thoughts. Remember, it is only temporary and you WILL make it through.
5. Don’t underestimate yourself
Last semester in my journalism class, we learned that humans are awful at predicting the future. Five years ago I never pictured myself being where I am today. If you try to be optimistic and work your hardest it’s hard to dissapoint.
6. Surround yourself with the people you want to be like
It’s said that we are the average of the five people we are around the most. College gives you a lot of freedom and with so many choices to make it can be overwhelming. Choose your friends wisely.
7. Make connections
Never be hesitant to meet new people. Knowing certain people can bring you a lot of opportunities!
What did you learn in 2017? Post in the comments!