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Let’s just say … you’re growing up

Let’s just say … you’re growing up.

I didn’t write a blog last weeks. Sorry guys. It’s not because I don’t love you all dearly, it’s because I had a billion and one things do and no way of keeping up with them all.

I’m a junior and I just kicked into overdrive (aka my mom kicked me into overdrive), and I’m thinking I should probably get my life together. A job, an internship, studying abroad, going to school and finding time to eat takes a big toll on a girl. But first, I should learn how to get my life together.

Here are some tips to succeed on growing up and getting it together:

 

Buy a planner.

Yes, I went full sorority girl and bought a Lily Pulitzer planner. No, I am not ashamed. If everything you have to do is written out, there’s a 1,000 percent better chance you won’t forget anything. Plus, it makes you look like you have you stuff together when you get to say, “Let me check my schedule.”

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Weed out the unimportant.

No, you don’t need to do 85 separate things to beef up your résumé. That will kill you. What you need to do is pick a handful of things to do really well rather than a lot of things to do OK. Follow T.I.’s advice: No mediocre.

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Talk to your Mr. Feeny.

You need a venting buddy. All of these things you’re starting to take on are going to drive you crazy. You need a person to go (who preferably has gone through this before so they can give you adequate advice) to say, “I can’t do this. Help.”

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Chill.

Take your small victories as they come, your failures with a grain of salt and your big victories with a party. Life is a hot mess of fabulous experiences, and it’s going to be fine. 

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Life is a learning experience for all of us. Growing up is always hard. Moving on will make you cry. But the best is yet to come. Stick with me and I’ll help you get there, or try, at least.

 

Hugs, kisses, and all my best wishes.

-Emily

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