4.30.2014

"As we go on, we remember, all the times we had together!"

Cue Vitamin C's one hit wonder... For those of you preparing to graduate, you may be going through a mix of emotions. From being sooo ready to get the heck out of college, to being excited for what the future holds, and scared of what the future holds, to wishing you didn't have to leave your friends or feeling overwhelmed with everything heading your way. All of these emotions are perfectly normal and to be honest, everyone goes through them.

Some of you may have that next step in your life figured out, while others aren't there yet. No matter which door you're opening, there are going to be a lot of "life firsts" ahead. While some may be known, there are others that you'll have to figure out along the way. When I graduated two years ago, I thought there would be some man standing at the end of my graduation walk, handing me a "Real World for Dummies" book. Unfortunately there is not a guidebook for surviving life after college, but there's always opportunities to hear from those who've been there.

Here are 10 of my "What I Wish I Knew" snip-its of advice. Some of these things I learned the hard way, others just took time to figure out. Some I didn't actually experience myself, but witnessed from those around me. Either way, they are all things that are beneficial of knowing prior to entering the Real World.
Unfortunately life's "real world" is nothing like MTV's hit show, so sorry!


Take advantage of your twenties and don't waste them reflecting on past mistakes or worrying about what the future holds. While this list may seem daunting, I wouldn't trade the past two years for anything.
I absolutely LOVE the real world and I know you will too.

Have specific questions about life after college? Send Kristyn an email and she'll be happy to help!

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