5 Valuable Life Lessons Summer 2019 Has Taught Me
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5 Valuable Life Lessons Summer 2019 Has Taught Me

This summer has given me a lot of time to self reflect, and I have learned a lot in the process.


For me, this has been one of the weirdest summers of my life. I finished my first year of college, and my parents moved across the country. Instead of coming back home to spend time with my friends from high school, I was now a 5-hour plane ride away.

I've spent a lot of time traveling this summer, as well as enjoying lots of quality family time. I've learned that even though this summer hasn't turned out as I expected, it is important to stay positive and look on the bright side of things.

1. Family time is important 

Before this summer, most of my days would be spent with my friends. Now that I don't have many friends in a new state, I have learned that spending quality time with my family can be just as rewarding as hanging out with my friends. Family is forever, and it is important to take advantage of the time you have together.

2. Traveling makes me happy

This summer, I've been incredibly lucky to travel to Europe and New York. Spending time with my sister in Sweden, and visiting my high school friends in New York, has made me thankful for all the opportunities I have. Traveling makes me excited and keeps my mind off of my problems. It truly calms my soul.

3. It's okay to be alone

Prior to this summer, I never had to spend much time alone. I was usually surrounded by people, and never knew what it felt like to be alone. Feeling lonely in one's own company is completely normal, and it's also a good way to become more secure and comfortable with yourself. You're the only one who can control your own happiness, so take time for yourself and be content with your loneliness.

4. I miss college 

To be honest, sometimes when I'm at school, caught up in the assignments and exams, I forget how much I love it. Being away from school and my college friends makes me eager to come back. I feel like I've built a new life at FSU, and I can't wait for the fall.

5. Life is short 

From missing my friends to being let down by stupid boys, and realizing how much I love being with my family, this summer has taught me that life is short. I've learned to not waste my time on things that don't give me positive energy and to not worry about things I can't change.

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