If I could redo my college experience, I think I would change two things.
1.I would have studied abroad.
2.I would have finished my psychology major.
I have no way of knowing how my life would be different if I had done those things – and I don’t regret not doing them exactly – but they are things I still wonder about. What if I had taken advantage of the college experience a bit more instead of focusing on graduating and getting a job ASAP?
I feel like if you want a reason not to do something, you can find a million of ’em. I’m reminded of a freelancer who helped out at my office from time to time. One morning she said she was going to work from home, but she couldn’t get her computer to connect to the network. She said she had to take a shower and do her hair before heading into the office. Once she arrived, she couldn’t work because the touchpad mouse on her laptop wasn’t working – nevermind that she had a fully functioning external mouse plugged in. The whole day was like that. She was looking for excuses and found them. Her heart wasn’t in it and it showed. She was never invited back again.
I don’t want to be like that. I don’t want to sabotage my own efforts. I don’t want to wait for life to happen to me. I want to get off my ass and accomplish. I want to be proud of my efforts. It’s time to do something! I don’t want to wake up in 2021 and wonder why I never ran a 5K or changed jobs or earned a master’s degree or wrote my story.
So I’m working on all those things. Game on. What are you working on?
I’m a journalist, content strategist, doting auntie, amateur bobsledder, fitness enthusiast, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.