7 Lessons in 7 Weeks

The first post that I wrote was right before going to school. Now it's midterms week and low and behold I have not posted. I would like to make it my goal to post Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I am loving life here at Bucknell, but I am also very excited to be going home this weekend for fall break to see my cats- and family.  Here are some things I have learned in my first two months at school....

My dorm the first week
1. You're not going to get along with everyone. It's the hard truth.  You are not going to click with everyone you meet, and that's ok. What is important is understanding that for every person you don't get along with the best, there is someone out there that you do. 

2. Little things can be big. Whether it's having lunch with a girl you kind of know or meeting up with someone for coffee and talking for hours, the little spontaneous acts can end up being the highlight of the day. 

3. Do the things you love. I have noticed that in the past few weeks, I've really been taking time to do things I enjoy, whether it's getting my nails done at the most adorable shop down the street in Lewisburg or completely passing out on the couch in the basement of my dorm. Sometimes it's ok to take the time and just do something you love.

Buckwild Krusty Krew!
4. Get out of your comfort zone. Probably the number one thing I have learned while being here is that when you come to a new place and have zero friends, you have to embrace the fact that the first few weeks may be the most awkward of your life. 

5. Keep the ones you love close. Letter writing is so underrated in our society. Email, texting and Snapchat are great to stay in touch, but there is something special about putting in the time to physically pick out, write and send a letter that does not translate online. Calling people who you may not always talk to on a day to day basis (like grandparents) may take a bit of time out of the day, but it is so incredibly rewarding. 

Convocation with the hall mates of Harris 2
6. Embrace vulnerability. Understand that mistakes happen and move on. Life is not perfect, whether we try to conjure it up that way or not. Accepting vulnerability has brought me to some of the best conversations and most hilarious times I've had so far. 

7. Hard work really does pay off. Though there are times I would literally rather just die than walk up to the library or go to office hours, putting the work in really does pay off in the long run.

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope that I can continue this Monday, Wednesday, Friday upload schedule- I really hope.  We shall see...

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