Things I’ve learned about myself since graduating college

It’s strange to think that I won’t be heading back to Big Rapids this August. For the past five years, I’ve packed up items and drove north, where I’d complete yet another exciting and inevitably busy year. This year, that is not the case.

This year, I will be heading an hour and a half south. I am done with my undergraduate years, but I am beginning my graduate years. Well, the first one. I’ll be attending Western for two years to pursue my Masters of Social Work. I am both excited and nervous to be moving to a new town and attend a new school. Thankfully, my best friend will only be a few blocks away. That makes the transition much easier.

Anyway, I need to keep my writing skills fresh and I enjoy sharing my own thoughts and experiences so that I can hopefully inspire others.

A few things have changed since I’ve graduated college. If you read my last blog post, (I think only about 2-5 people did) you’ll notice that I made a major decision to end an engagement. Making that decision helped me realize that I did deserve better and I had the strength within me to make a choice that ultimately improved my well being and my life.

Since I made that decision last May, I’ve learned that it’s OK and necessary to make a change that will benefit and help you. This life you’re living is passing by quite fast, and it’s not long enough for you to live it being miserable.

Here’s what else I’ve learned:

I’ve learned that I can’t please everyone.
I’ve learned that it’s OK to be alone with your thoughts.
I’ve learned how valuable TRUE friends really are.
I’ve learned that I have to become more efficient in managing my money.
I’ve learned that I can’t go back in time to my college years and re-create memories.
I’ve learned that there’s nothing wrong with being an introvert.
I’ve learned that I need to eat healthier.
I’ve learned that I really need to sleep better.
I’ve learned that I can’t let my shitty past affect today.
I’ve learned how impatient I am and that I need to work on being more patient.
I’ve learned that it’s OK that I don’t, and never have, fit in.
I’ve learned that I’ve got to stop comparing my life to the life of someone else.

and I’m still learning about myself. I’ll continue to learn about myself for the rest of my life, like all of us do.


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