Dear College Students: Don't Forget To Live
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Dear College Students: Don't Forget To Live

Do what you want in life now, before it's too late.

Dear College Students: Don't Forget To Live

Being young in this day and age is probably the most stressful thing anyone has to deal with. Now we live with the expectation of going to college, knowing what job you want, having a job already lined up, having a great GPA with extracurricular activities, having a great body because you go to the gym daily, and on top of that getting 8 hours of sleep. Those expectations are expected of us all the time and everyday there's a new expectation or trend to keep up with.

Sounds easy right? Well here's what actually happens on a daily basis:

And then my face looks something like this:

I've done both of those things today and it's only 10 AM. There's no shame in not having it all together because honestly, when has anyone at the age of 20 had everything all together? And if you know someone who does, then they are a liar or a wizard. There's no in between.

Being young is supposed to be fun. It's the one time in your life where you can go do what you want with little to no consequences. Take that trip, whether it's just down the road or in another country. Take the job you really like even if the pay isn't great. Eat the box of pizza and forget about the calorie count. Same goes for wine, just so you know.

This is what we are supposed to live for as human beings, the experience of life. Not the constant tears we shed on a daily basis just for a certificate saying we can go through hell and debt to get things done.

In more simple terms:

Go out and live for a change. School is 4 years, you have the rest of your life to worry about everything else. Go be your age for a change!

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