After completing my first week of exams, I decided to reflect on my first few months of college, In this reflection, I realized how much I had learned about life in such a short amount of time, and I really wished I had known these things in high school.
1. Be selfish with choosing your friends
You decide who you want to be friends with and spend your time with, therefore make sure they're the best people for you who will always support you and make you happy.
2. It's okay to not go out
FOMO is real, but there are things more important than a social life.
3. Only you can define your virtues
Know the kind of life you want to lead and the legacy you want to leave and don't let that change for ANYONE.
4. Relationships aren't everything
Falling in love with yourself is far more rewarding than trying to be someone you're not for someone else.
5. It's okay to put yourself first
You are in charge of your own happiness. Make your physical and mental health a priority over everything else.
6. Not everyone is kind
This is just a hard truth that we all need to learn, accept, and adapt with. Always be kind, even if people aren't kind to you.
7. Don't let your trust issues get in the way
Being hurt in the past can make us put up walls, but don't let that get in the way of new opportunities.
8. Never be ashamed of your interests
If people don't love every part about you, including your love for Harry Potter, then they're not the people for you.
9. Self-care is a priority
Again, mental and physical health come first, for without a strong foundation you cannot succeed.
10. Maintain your spirituality
Do not let bad influence or peer pressure change your relationship with your spirituality, you spiritual growth never ends so continue to pursue it.