College is indeed a time to learn more about who you are — your likes, dislikes, opinions, hobbies, and beliefs. But that doesn’t mean you have to conclude college with a thorough understanding of yourself or even who you want to be.
You can do anything. Except you have no money to partner up with the ambitious dreams that are sitting dormant in your mind.
You’re never ready when it inevitably finds you.
2. Replenishing items that you use frequently. Specifically toilet paper.
“I became a father when I was 19. The kid ruined my professional life. I am now 25, stuck in a dead end job, live in a small apartment with her mother, who is now my wife.”
Did our parents go through this same epiphanic moment, gradually climbing toward adulthood without even realizing it until they were elbows deep in mortgage payments and yard work? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I imagine not.
Your short-term plans always take significantly longer than anticipated. Going to nap for 45 minutes? Instead you sleep for five hours and waste the entire day. Skipping today’s workout? Suddenly it’s been six months since you last hit the gym. Taking a semester off? Cut to two years later and you haven’t returned to classes.
13. Being an adult is about personal responsibility. Children say ‘Well, I did this because she made me!’ Adults say, ‘I could have personally handled that better.’
If a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out. However, if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not realize the danger until it’s too late.
We need to be aware of what is hurting us and what is growing us. Sometimes we have to decide that it is okay to walk away for a while. This is not an excuse, this is being an adult and figuring out what works.