Don’t Put People on Pedestals

I’ve had a tendency my entire life to put people—usually celebrities—on pedestals. Most notably, I did this with Taylor Swift as a teenager—and, to be honest, I still do. I still find myself making excuses or defending actions I probably wouldn’t agree with if it weren’t her doing it. I tend to do this with…

Sometimes Unfortunate Events Make Way for Better Ones

This isn’t always true, but sometimes after time has passed, you’ll look back on something not so great that happened and see that it made way for something better to occur. This can usually be seen with job losses, breakups, and even smaller day-to-day things, such as canceled plans. That job loss is horrible at…

Group Projects Don’t End After High School

I hate to tell you this, but group projects sadly do not end after high school—or even after college. You will stumble across those similar feelings of frustration and disappointment in your work life and your social life long after you’ve said goodbye to backpacks and textbooks. I don’t know about you, but I often…

Don’t Spread Yourself Too Thin

There is an expectation as you get older to take part in all sorts of obligations. On top of your school work, you’ll also need to be in a number of different clubs. Then, on top of that, you’ll be expected to be a leader of at least one club—depending on if you are applying…

Trust Life’s Unexpected Turns

There will come a time in your life when something unexpected happens that changes the route your life was previously on. In fact, odds are that this will happen multiple times. When I was a freshman in college, I had plans to be a big-time political news commentator. I had big opinions, and I wanted…