10 Reminders Every College Student Needs To Hear

10 Reminders Every College Student Needs To Hear

You are worth so much more than your grade in that class.
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We are the generation that loves being in the whirlwind of life. We love being busy. We love being in one place yet being restless to go to the next. Making the most of what we have is never a bad thing—until it is. When we’re not careful (because, really, who is in college), this outlook can inevitably take a toll on us, both mentally and physically.

So amidst all of the internships and interviews, here are ten reminders you should carry with you everywhere. Slip it between the pages of your planner, tuck it in the back pocket of your jeans, pin it up to your wall. Just hold it close to you. Because in case no one has told you lately, you are so much more than what you do.


1. Everyone moves through life at their own pace. Where they are may not be where you are. This is okay.

2. Sometimes, you'll wear your major like a name tag. The decisions you make now might feel like the be-all and end-all, but you have so much time ahead of you, you do.

3. Live. Get the tattoo you've always wanted. Shotgun the disgusting Natty Light. Tell the person you like that you like them. Do the crazy thing.

4. ...But if you've had the worst week of your entire life, and you're worn-down, and you're weary, don't be afraid to turn your plans in exchange for a sheet mask and a marathon of Scandal. The FOMO will be real but trust me, your friends will not forget about your existence.

5. If you want to start that new book or TV show, do it. Art can mend you.

6. Tell the people in your life that you appreciate them. Tell your professors how much you enjoyed the lecture, tell your friends you’re thankful for them, tell your parents you love them. Remind people of how much they matter to you.

7. If you miss someone, reach out to them. It is never a bad thing to be the one who cares too much.

8. Hold the door open for people. Say “thank you.” Smile. Be kinder than you feel. The only thing that will matter when you leave school is how you left it, how much you loved.

9. If it’s 2 AM and you’ve been studying all night and your hands are starting to shake from the amount of caffeine you’ve consumed, drink some water and go to bed. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Whatever happens the next day, you’ll be able to handle better with a little bit of sleep.

10. You are doing the best that you can. And that is enough.


So the next time you feel like it’s a little too hard to breathe, just remember: The grades and the opportunities and the big vision that you see of yourself in ten years are important. But so are you.

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11 Things 20-Year-Olds Who Look 12 Are Tired Of Hearing

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I used to just laugh it off when someone thought I was 12 years old back when I was in high school, but now that I am three years deep into college getting ready to graduate, I don’t laugh anymore. If you are in the same situation as me looking like a child trying to get into a bar/club and the bouncer is questioning if your ID is fake, please read on — you may relate very much. Here are 11 things 20+ year-olds who look 12 are tired of hearing:


1. I didn’t know they let 12-year-olds work here.

Nope. They don’t.

2. What school do you go to?

Me: Florida State.

Person: University?!

3. *Tries to get a sample at Target* Is your parent nearby?

Let me FaceTime my mom really quick and ask her permission for this protein bar sample.

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4. *Server at a restaurant* Here you go, sweetie. What can I get you, darling? Hi, honey, how are you?

You are no more than three years older than me, there is no need for "sweetie."

5. It’s your birthday? Happy Birthday! How old now, fourteen/fifteen?

6. You look so much older when you wear makeup.

Is that supposed to be a compliment?

7. Wow, you're how old? You look like you are twelve.

Have you seen a twelve-year-old lately?

8. You probably just look young because you're short.


9. *Tries to flirt with a guy* You're a little too young for me I think.

I'm your age. Maybe even older.


10. Are you old enough to see this movie? Can I see your ID please?

11. You're going to be so thankful when you are in your 50's.

So I've been told. Hopefully, it's worth it.

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5 Tips For Handling A Quarter Life Crisis

Don't know what to do with your life, me either

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I thought I had my entire life figured out; career, graduate school, moving. All of it. But maybe I was wrong. I have already been accepted to graduate school, have my internship/capstone figured out but then I was given an opportunity of a lifetime to do a different internship that made me question if my plan was the right plan for me. It was terrifying, stressful and difficult to figure out what to do because it affects the rest of my life. But there are some tips you can do to keep your cool.

1.    PLAN PLAN PLAN

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Write that shit down. Take a piece of paper and plan out where each path could take you and the steps you need to take to get to each goal on the path. Seeing it all on paper will slow you down and help determine if what you're thinking is even an option.

2.    Talk to people

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Talk it out, talk to your friends, your family, your advisor. Talk to anyone you can about your plan. You will hear other people's opinions and thoughts. They may have thought of a factor that you didn't. It will help you better understand your thoughts when you explain your tornado brain to someone else.

 3.    Be Open

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This was REALLY hard for me. I talked to probably five different people about the change in life choices and heard both positive and negative thoughts. It is important to be open and listen to the negative idea even if it seems like you're being attacked. It will make you think, are you really prepared for 4-8 more years of school (or whatever else it may be).

 4.    Breathe and Stress Relieve 

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YES, this is 100% one of the biggest most stressful decision you have to make but it is also incredibly important that you are patient, and calm throughout the entire process. It is easier said than done, trust me but take five steps back, seven deep breaths and 20 minutes to relieve the built-up stress. Go to the gym, listen to music, paint, do whatever is going to put a smile on your face and calm you. Then come back to the problem with a clear head to think and process all the options.

5.    Don’t be afraid

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It is literally terrifying when you feel lost, and unsure of what to do with your life. Especially if your family is super strict and you want to keep everyone happy. But REMEMBER it is YOUR life. YOUR future. You have to worry about what is the best option for you and what will make you happy in the long run. Even if it is harder and going to take longer. Be concerned about YOURSELF and not what anyone else thinks of you.

Quarter life crises are totally normal and not fun. Don't feel like you're alone or a failure for being unsure. It is good to explore all your options and be the happiest you can be. If that takes a little freak out and some stress so is it. Just use these steps to make the best of it.

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