19 Things I've Learned By Age 19

19 Things I've Learned By Age 19

Among many other things, of course.
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Life is a true learning experience; that's what makes it so awesome. In my opinion, college is a time designated for figuring some things out, which calls for lots of lessons that end up being really useful some day. Although I still have a lot to learn, here are a few things that I have picked up along the way.

1. Nothing lasts forever.

2. What's meant to be, will be. Don't force it.

3. You deserve a lot more credit than you give yourself.

4. It's OK to let go of things you do not want.

5. Drink lots of water.

6. Do not - I repeat, do not - take your high school friends for granted. You will miss them terribly.

7. Make time to call your mom, dad, grandparents. FaceTime your dog.

8. Listen to your favorite songs on repeat.

9. Sleep in on Sundays.

10. Reading is good for the mind & soul.

11. If he does not chase after you, chances are he is not worth your time.

12. Coffee cures everything; find a type that you like, because that'll be the only thing that gets you through studying some nights.

13. Take your studies seriously.

14. Cut out people who bring any sort of negativity into your life; you don't need that, nor do you deserve it.

15. You will make mistakes. You will be mad at yourself for said mistakes. It happens.

16. Mix. in. a. water. You will thank yourself later.

17. Never forget where you came from, because that is such an important part of who you are today.

18. There is good in every day, even if you do not immediately realize it.

19. Do not take this life for granted, because some people do not have the chance to experience the greatness that you live through every day.

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Spring break is three weeks away and I am already counting down the days. Why didn't anyone warn me that Sophomore year is so stressful? Don't get me wrong, I am extremely thankful to be given the opportunity to further my education. However, sometimes I just have to put my feelings first, and admit that I feel overwhelmed by my college workload.

Before any adults say “college is easy, you just need to apply your time” I do apply my time! This semester I am taking 18 credits, writing for the Odyssey, and active in two on-campus clubs. For those who are in the same predicament and balance a full/part-time job, I salute you. Recently, on Twitter, I came across a tweet stating “College isn't hard, the work just piles up on you” and related to that completely. I feel teachers should give homework because it gives clarity and practice in concepts that were not understood in class. But homework such as 40 multiple choice questions in macroeconomics, 40 multiple choice questions in accounting, 145 pages to read in fashion, a two page in essay in business writing, 45 pages to read plus a discussion question in international marketing, and 16 short answer questions in organizational behavior per week is excessive! Especially if you are not naturally gifted, so you have to take time outside of class to review lessons. And guess what? Somewhere in between all that work, I have to find time to eat, exercise, socialize, sleep, and apply for summer internships. On top of that, when you suffer from anxiety, managing symptoms is a full-time job in itself.

Its hard when you want to be successful but the process of achieving success requires you climb up a narrow mountain with a broken arm with 20/70 vision.



Or requires you to be this guy.


Nevertheless, When I feel defeated (which is often) I refer to my motivational quotes which states “Build your own dreams, or someone will hire you to build theirs” and “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” to get me through. College is definitely a never-ending cycle of headaches, but I’m confident that I’ll eventually enjoy the fruits of my labor. Therefore, cheers to 2 ½ more months in the semester.






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10 Reasons Villanova University Should Be At The Top Of Your List

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I knew I loved Villanova University from the first time I stepped on campus. This was back in my junior year of high school. The following two years I adamantly followed Villanova in the hopes that I would end up there. Everything about this school was desirable.

It just seemed like a happy, lively, and loving place. When I was accepted in my senior year, I was ecstatic. This was the place I had dreamed of being, and now my dream was coming true. Now that I am here, I get to love all the things I had previously admired from afar, plus everything I have gotten to experience since getting here.

1. It’s gorgeous campus

From the Oreo to the cherry trees lining the entrance of the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, wherever you go on campus. I know when I was looking at schools, I would always notice the cohesiveness of the buildings around campus.

2. The Spit/Cova

Some people love the Spit and some people hate it, but regardless, upperclassmen will tell you to cherish it while you still have it. In addition, Cova is the best dining hall on campus in my opinion, no contest.

3. Its proximity to Philly

Philly is an amazing city and it’s a mere 30-minute train ride away.

4. Tailgates

If you think your college’s tailgates are impressive, you’ve never been to a Villanova one. You haven’t lived until you’ve partied in the Wells Fargo parking lot for hours while the temperature is in the teens.

5. The small classes

And while this does mean that your professor knows when you skip, this also means that they have a better opportunity of getting to know you on a more personal level.

6. Basketball

Basketball brings Villanova together in the best way possible.

7. Jay Wright

I shouldn’t even have to explain this one.

8. Greek life

Greek life is by no means the be-all end-all of social life at Villanova, and I think that’s what makes it so great. It’s what you make of it.

9. Camp Co

I’m not sorry, you knew this would be on here. Buffalo mozzarella fries forever have my heart.

10. The students

There is an indescribable sense community at Villanova.

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