There is no guidebook out there that tells you how to transition from university life to real adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it. I feel like I’ve been stumbling along, feeling things out, slowly learning “real life” lessons. This article is such a great read because it’s essentially the low down on starting out on the adulthood path. ‘Course, I realize I’m not gonna master all these life lessons in my twenties, but I think it’s a good start to keep these in the back of my mind.
One that particularly stood out to me:
It’s okay to have fun, but not during a time when you know you could be working harder to accomplish your goals.
(Sigh… review paper manuscript…)
Which goes hand in hand with:
It is ultimately up to you to stay disciplined at all times and understand how to spend your time and energy in accordance to your own well being. Don’t waste your time on social media or being a club rat. These things won’t make you a more intelligent person with a better grasp on how to handle life’s important choices.
Which really means:
Grace, it’s time to get out of the student-life mindset. Stop wasting your time on useless things that don’t contribute to your growth as an adult. Internship is step one, and there’s no time like the present.