20. Always pack an umbrella.
19. You will miss your youthful body one day -- love it and take care of it.
18. Consider the other side of the story. Listen to someone that you don't agree with. Ask questions and see differences. Be open.
17. Don't put joy in your dishwasher, cascade works better and makes less of a mess all over your kitchen floor...and if your burn your waffles at lakeside, you will smell up the entire building.
16. Credit cards are not free money and too much pizza and ice cream from the dining hall will make you fat... however 2 trips around the ABAC track is around one mile
15. You don't always have to buy every book, sorry ABAC bookstore...sometimes you can check them out from the Library (and yes, college students should go in that building...)
14. Talk yourself out of the need to compare yourself. Strive to be the best you and not the copy of someone else. Know your strengths. Don't belittle your weaknesses.
13. Be involved on campus or in this community...I loved intramural sports here at ABAC. Even though they may seem lame from time to time, they provide excellent networking opportunities, resume building activities and...free food. All college kids like free food.
12. If someone has cut you down, that is about them, not you.
11. INTERN. INTERN. INTERN
10. Travel. Study abroad. Explore.
9. Three letters to always keep in mind... G P A
8. Whatever you post is permanent. Remember that.
7. Talk to your educators, be their new BFF. Ask for help, be known and be memorable. They can write some helpful letters of rec on day!
6. Hold tight to your real friends and don't forget the closeness that you feel now. It is real, and overtime life will try to tease those connections away. They will mean everything.
5. Love your parents. Love your grandparents. Look them in the eye and listen to their stories. Honor their lives and their legacies. You never know When It will be too late.
4. Keep the joy of being in the moment. You will have to focus on the future so much when you get older. Being mindful to the moment becomes a lost gift.
3.Trust the calling on your heart-- you may change your major a handful of times, but don't worry, you'll discover the work that you're called to do. You can always take different classes to try something new, that's what electives are for. Trust your gut, your intuition is your superpower. Use it and you will diminish your chance for regret.
2. Education is THAT important. You'll be proud of your degrees and regret it if you don't complete them.
1. Embrace life long learning. Your education doesn't end when you complete your degree.