Things I learned in college

I guess since I graduated a week ago I can write this post. I have spent the last four years of my life at a Christian University. And I’m so thankful for that. I’ve grown closer to God in so many ways. But I’ve learned a lot about myself. And here are those things.

1. Don’t be a judgmental dick. So many people I met in college were conservative Christians. And that’s fine. But instead of turning into one, I went more liberal. When I started college, I was so close minded about things. But then I saw how ignorant other people were. I’m so open about things now. I’ve learned not to judge or put anyone down. That’s not my place. You have to love everyone.

2. Don’t be afraid to open up to people. All of my life I’ve been an introvert. I struggled with depression and cutting and suicidal tendencies. And I didn’t want to share that with anyone. But when I finally did that, my best friends(essentially family now) helped me through all of that. Talk to people. Let them know you are hurting. Because they will help you.

3. Don’t take anything for granted. It’s easy to do this. We all want the newest gadgets or the trendiest clothes. But not everyone around you can even have the things you have. Be grateful for what you have. It’s always okay to want something, but don’t complain if it doesn’t happen.

4. Always help those in need. Once again, don’t be afraid to talk to people. You don’t know what some people are going through. Lend a helping hand. Offer someone a ride. Give someone a snack if they need it. Just listen. Everyone is fighting a battle whether you can see it or not.

5. Respect women and don’t complain about the friend zone. I was the worst about this in high school and my first year of college. I would get so upset if a girl didn’t date me. I was literally the definition of a fuckboy. But then I realized that not every girl has to like me or want to date me. No girl has to do those things for that matter. You don’t get to complain about their choice. Respect girls and their decisions. Don’t be a creep. Don’t try to touch all over them. Don’t make them uncomfortable. They are 100% equal with everyone else.

6. Don’t be afraid to fall in love. This is a hard one to right. Because I fell in love and I had my heart ripped into pieces. But I’ve come away from those things a lot stronger. I know who I am and I know how much love I have to offer. And even if I get hurt again, I will come out stronger. Because just think of how much love you will have to show to your friends and to your future significant other that you end up marrying.

So these are the things I learned that weren’t academic. And I think they are important. And I’m thankful for my growth.