Thursday Thoughts…9 Days

As the countdown continues, I’ve dug up a few more deep thoughts about my time at Santa Clara and some tips.  Now, I realized these tips not only serve those entering college, but really could be considered life tips.  So take note 😉

– Thank the people in the coffee shops and cafeterias.  Better yet, start to make friends with them.  Who knows, maybe they will remember your coffee order the next time 😉 perks

– Get involved early on.  Sure, school is about academics and learning, but you need to make time for breaks and it helps you meet new people.

– Be open to new experiences –> don’t discount someone as a friend just because they are different from you

– It’s never too late to make a change.  For some reason I think my senior year was my best year here at Santa Clara.  I took some of my favorite classes, was open to meeting new people, and took a more positive outlook on life.  It may have also had to do with finding support in the blogging community, but that’s a story for another day.

– That being said, learn to go with the flow.  This was and is tough for someone who over-thinks about everything.  I was probably too eager of a freshman to make friends and probably scared off a good amount of people 😉 Just kidding, but I did find that life was easier when I started to go with the flow and ignore my “schedule”

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6 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts…9 Days

  1. The coffee one. Yes 😉 Most important life lesson right there! I think learning to be open to change and go with the flow are two huge ones. They’re ones I’m not great at and I try so hard to change, but it’s tough. You’ve learned a lot in the four years of college! It’s a time for learning, so I guess that’s to be expected though and you’ll be able to take these lessons and continue to grow after!

    • I agree 🙂 Just talking to everyone you can is helpful. Making changes are indeed tough, but I’ve realized that these last four years have made me a stronger person, as cheesy as it sounds.

  2. My sister is going to be a freshman in college next year and I feel like I need to share these tips with her! I agree with all of them and so glad you had such a wonderful senior year 🙂

    • Oh I’m so glad that you can share these. I wish I had been able to hear some different perspectives from people. Especially besides the famous line “college is the best time of your life” 🙂

  3. A very pithy set of observations. Probably could be made by many of your classmates if they took the time to analyze their 4 years. In your case you have always been systematic about analyzing your various situations (much like your Dad). This is a helpful capability but too much of anything can be too much as you so often say.

    Looking forward to seeing you on Friday.

    Cheers BOB p.s. Love the graduation announcement. It covers both notification and also a teaser of a look at your capabilities for the next steps. Nice going. I hope I can have another copy to show some of my friends. BK

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