Things I Learned During College

As I finish up my undergraduate career this week, I've been reflecting on my time at college, thinking about what I'd do differently if I could do it again as well as what I've learned.
  1. No one is looking at you as much as you think they are.
    Still working on this one.
  2. If you don't want to do something, just don't do it. You don't need an excuse or reason for not wanting to do it.
  3. Sometimes trying your hardest isn't good enough.
    And that's okay.
  4. If it comes down to getting a B or preserving your mental health, preserve your mental health.
  5. Ask questions.
  6. Sometimes it's good to stay in.
  7. Talk to the people around you.
    GET OFF YOUR DAMN PHONE
  8. Sometimes you have to be selfish.
  9. You don't have to be friends with people you don't want to be friends with.
    Seems like a no-brainer, but it took me awhile to grasp this one.
  10. Make friends with your professors.
    Everyone told me this, but it took me two years to actually listen.
  11. You can always work a little harder and be a little better.
    This applies to school and life.