Friday, August 13, 2010

One Last Piece of Advice

1. Get some sleep.

2. Eat fruits and/or vegetables at every meal.

3. When you have a choice between the easy thing and the right thing, do the right thing. The right thing is always easier in the long run.

4. Remember who loves you.

5. Start reading assignments early.

6. Give it some time. What you're feeling right now probably won't be what you're feeling 24 hours from now.

7. Back up your data.

8. Don't ignore deadlines.

9. Actions have consequences--make good decisions.

10. God's in control.

11. Put your feet on the floor as soon as the alarm rings.

12. Don't sit in your room for more than two hours at a time unless it's between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

13. You are more capable than you think and are are well-prepared for all of this--the classes, the responsibility, the new.

14. Go to every single class and don't sit in the back row.

15. You are not alone, even if it may feel like that sometimes.

16. Drink lots of water.

17. Take a break after every hour of reading.

18. I know I'm wasting my time, but I'll say it anyway: Wear a bike helmet.

19. Do at least one thing for yourself every day.

20. Do at least one thing for someone else every day.

21. Pray without ceasing.

22. Don't hang out with people who make you feel bad.

23. Are you hungry? Tired? Lonely? Then be especially careful to make good decisions.

24. Never, ever, not even once, let someone drive who has been drinking. Ever. And if you have before, don't do it again. See #3 above.

25. Call your mother. She misses you.


  1. Well done! Wishing I would have had half that much advice by 15. I survived.

  2. May I please steal? This says all the things I'd like to say, but if I say it came from someone else they may listen more closely! :)

  3. Great stuff. Sharing with my new college student.