My Last Year Advice & Goals for the Year

Hello beautiful people!

I’m sorry it has been a while since I have last talked to you all, I have been taking some time off blogging to spend time with friends & family before classes start. I had been desperately needing some time to decompress & refocus before this school year started, but now I am back & ready to kick this year off right! It is absolutely crazy to me that I am already in my senior year of college. It honestly doesn’t even feel real & let me tell you the time flew by so freaking fast. I have changed so much since coming into college & I am so beyond blessed to have made so many great friends, my lovely boyfriend & made memories that will last me a lifetime! I have learned so much since I first started at Grand Valley & I wanted to share some takeaways from the past few years today. So let’s get started!

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Never turn down an opportunity

College is the time to try new things! Coming into everything my first year, I had no clue that there would be a club or event for literally everything under the sun. I never thought that I would be a part of a newspaper team, but the opportunity came for me to do photography for our school newspaper & I just couldn’t let that opportunity slip through my fingers. Don’t be afraid to try things that you never thought you would do & go after every opportunity!

Connect with your professors 

I didn’t learn this one until my second year of school, but connecting with your professors is the best advice I can give! Your professors are there to help you in any way they can. Becoming close with your professors can help you better enjoy the class & possibly open up new opportunities for your career field! When I first came into the advertising major, I was worried I wouldn’t connect with any professors, but once I met them & made an effort to get to know them, the easier it was for me to enjoy my class!

Don’t stretch yourself too far

You get busy & that is a part of life. I know you will want to get involved in everything & be a part of many different things in college, but this is also a time to have fun & not worry about too many things. Enjoy your free time & don’t let yourself become overly busy!

Make friends for life

I was always told that the people you meet in college would become your best friends for life & this has been 100% true. I came to college not knowing if I would connect with anyone else the way I did with my friends from high school, but I have made friendships that I know will last a lifetime!

Failure is OK

Something that was hard for me to grasp was failure. I was an all around A/B student in high school & coming into college I thought it would remain the same, but I was definitely wrong about that. After my first semester at college, I was put on academic probation which ended up kicking my butt back into high gear & got me back to where I needed to be. Failure is a part of life & it is important to learn from your mistakes and be able to move forward! So next time you fail at something, don’t let it bring you down, use that as a stepping stone to do better next time.

Be You

It is ten times more tiring being someone else so, just be Y-O-U! I promise everything will fall into place if you just be yourself. When I first started at Grand Valley, I found myself trying to be something I just wasn’t. Now I have found my own unique style & I couldn’t be happier! In anything you do just always stay true to yourself.

My past few years at Grand Valley have taught me so much (and I’m still not quite done) & I am so thankful for all the opportunity that this campus has brought to me. I cannot wait to see what this year has to hold for me. My goals this year are to savor every moment, continue to work hard & to learn as much as I can as I finish out my last year! I hope you all have an amazing rest of your week & continue to spread positive vibes wherever you go. Talk soon!

Sending Positive Vibes,

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