I just graduated high school, and before I head off on my own I want to learn somethings about myself and the world. Here’s a list of what I hope to learn:
- How to love myself.
Don’t get me wrong. I do love myself. I just want to be more appreciative myself and everything I offer.
2. Live in the moment.
I only have a few months before I leave my family, friends and my “normal” life of the last 18 years. I want to cherish everything I do with my best friend, my boyfriend, my brother and sisters because there’s the chance I am going to be missing a lot.
3. Become more open to different opinions.
College is where you meet new people and that means a lot of new opinions. In the world we live in today, everyone has an opinion on everything. I have to remember that just because my opinion isn’t the same as some else’s does not mean that my opinion is wrong, or their’s is any less important. I must have an open mind and be willing to listen rather than answer or defend.
4. Be my own best friend.
I am going to be leaving everyone I love. My best friend and I are going to different colleges. My boyfriend is doing his own thing. My parents are letting me go. While I know that they will still be with me in spirit, and only a text message or a phone call away it is going to be different. (Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t me saying I’m not gonna make new friends, it will just be another new experience.) I want to be able to comfort myself and be my own best friend when it’s needed.
5. Learn to let go and be more forgiving.
I am the worst at letting things go. I hold onto grudges for an incredibly long amount of time. I still don’t like people who have wronged me or my friends. I can forgive people, but even that takes a while, but letting go is a whole different thing to me. It’s gonna be a lot more difficult. I want to be a better person, a more forgiving person. I already know this isn’t gonna be easy for me, but I am up for anything.
6. What makes me happy.
More or less I want to discover more things about myself. It’s as simple as that.
7. It’s okay to be alone.
Alone time is great, but I prefer to “be alone, together” type of person. I think it is important for me to learn and appreciate being alone. Being by myself for whatever reason.
Overall I want to know who I am, and better my personal values. Become a better person, and be more welcoming.
Thanks for reading.