Things I've Learned This Summer
- •How to make friends as an adultSchedule a dinner party/go to other people's dinner parties, apparently. (Really the same as any other time: be around and be kind.)
- •How to get thoughtful wedding presents on a college budgetJust go to the back of a TJ Maxx
- •That 'Happy Endings' is way better than 'Friends'Not sure how I'm just discovering this one, but...
- •That progress isn't linear or constant, and it doesn't happen naturally. We constantly have to chose what we want America to be.Tonight I went to a solidarity march against white supremacy and the violence in Charlottesville.
- •I don't ALWAYS have to plan ahead. I'm capable of making decisions in the moment.I took a road trip this weekend with 2.5 days of planning, and it was a blast!
- •If something sounds really cool—but impossible...just try anyway!Like driving to Idaho Falls in time for the solar eclipse, with only 5 hours to spare. We made it and it was awesome, but I almost talked myself out of it. I'm really glad I didn't.
- •That sometimes you have time to take two (or three) paths diverging in a yellow wood.I thought performing on stage was something I wouldn't do again once I chose not to be a theatre major, but two years later, I still really miss Shakespeare, and I'm going to find a way to make it a part of my life again.
- •That I'm an extrovert (gasp!)I've self identified as an introvert since I was old enough to know what the word meant...but this summer taught me that I recharge around people.