Learn from the past

By Mikera Walker
On April 27, 2017

The spring semester is coming to an end and for my final column for the Ram Page; I would like to tell you what I’ve learned.

Being an adult is hard; I’m a sophomore in college and 20.5. I don’t exactly count my first year here because I lived on campus and had very little responsibility.

I’ve been living in an apartment since August and I have two roommates with no RA in sight to referee any disagreements. This has taught me that being passive isn’t going to get what I want. Even a simple text about a problem works more than ignoring the problem ‘til it doesn’t go away.

I was blessed and didn’t have to work in high school, which looking back kind of put me behind now. I’m learning how to hold down a job and get along with other people. I may not always agree with what is going on or have the ability to change it, but I can make the best of the situation and work with what I’ve got.

Keep the friends you have when making new friends. This is especially hard for me because I tend to be a one friend at a time person. Find people who understand you’re weird and accept it, because not everyone is the same and that’s ok. Be your own person and find people who love you for you or at the very least like you. Don’t forget that life is ever changing and the people you surround yourself with can either build you up or tear you down.

Probably the most important thing I have learned this year is that I don’t know everything and every day is an opportunity to discover something new, even if it’s just something small. Never pretend you know it all, because it takes away the ability to grow as a person.

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