I’m not one to toot my own horn, but today is my birthday! I’m a whopping 22 years old. Now many of you will think thats young, but I feel old. I’m about to finish my educational career and start a real one. I’m at that sappy point where you realize that the way your life was set up for the past 16 years (revolving around school and friends) is about to fundamentally change (to revolve around work and family). I know growing up doesn’t happen over night, but graduation is still an exciting and scary time for many of us.
So as a break from the usual bookishness (my favorite word, in case you were wondering), what advice do you have for me as I become a “real person?” What do you wish someone had told you when you were graduating that you either learned the hard way or learned from others later? What was graduation from college like for you?