if all else fails, wake up tomorrow and try again
Hindsight is always 20/20.
With graduation coming up within the next six months, I’ve done a lot of reflecting about where I was and who I was when I started university and how far I’ve come since then.
I’m very proud of my personal and professional growth over the past three years and I am truly so grateful for every single one of the experiences that I have had. Each experience has beautifully intertwined with others to create the mosaic that I am today.
As a young, naive girl from a small town, I had no idea what being a professional communications student and transitioning into a professional communicator had in store for me.
If I could go back in time and give my 18 year old, freshman year self some advice, here’s what it would be:
- Work hard. Don’t make excuses. Put your mind to something and then work hard until you achieve it.
- Network. Make connections with likeminded, hard working people. Work with them and learn from them.
- Learn to love criticisms. Don’t just learn to accept them. They are constructive & help you to improve.
- Create strong relationships. Spend time building connections with people you work with & learn from.
- Don’t compromise your personal values for a job. Staying true to values you align with is more important.
- Your imperfections make you authentic. People align with real people and real people are imperfect.
- Know your worth. Know that you are smart, you will succeed, you are talented, and you are valuable.
- If all else fails, wake up tomorrow and try again.
Hindsight is always 20/20
In hindsight, this advice is likely more applicable than ever right now.
If you know someone who could benefit from any of this advice, send this blog to them.
Thanks for reading!
– an entirely unqualified life guru