Updated: Apr 3, 2020
Girl, this is such a special time. There is so much going on and it can definitely be overwhelming at times. Take it from someone who's been there - it's all going to work out.
Here are some tips that I wish I would have known a few years back...
1) Take it In
It was after I was out of college that I realized my life had been going a million miles a minute and I had never truly taken a minute to slow down and take in what was happening.
During the midst of crazy midterms and extra curricular activities, it's easy to feel like you're on autopilot every day. But girl, please take a minute to soak in this time. What helps me do that is write down 10 things every day I'm grateful for. You can also keep a daily journal to record what's been happening - trust me, you'll treasure that later.
2) You Don't Have to Know What You Want to Be When You Grow Up
If you're like me, I was terrified I had to have a complete life plan by the time I graduated. It's a lot of pressure to know what the rest of your life is going to look like at 18. And I'll let you in on a secret...it almost never goes as you planned.
For me, I majored in writing for television, convinced I would live in LA and write shows in Hollywood. Well, I tried it out and realized it wasn't for me. Just because you choose a major, it doesn't mean you're stuck with it for life. Take some pressure off that decision and go into this next chapter with an open mind, knowing it's okay to pivot.