10 Tips to Get You Through Whatever Life is Throwing at You

I’m at the point in my life where I have to make some big decisions for myself. Deciding where to attend school was the start of many decisions. I started my first year at the University of Cincinnati, but found something missing. After my first year, I decided to transfer closer to home to the University of Findlay. I just knew it was the right decision, and I was so happy I followed my heart.

Besides school, I had to choose a major to study- the only thing I knew was that I wanted to go the business route. Marketing spoke to me because of the creativity I could express, without sitting behind a desk crunching numbers. I am so happy at the school I ended up at and the major I decided on.

I’m almost half way done with my undergraduate, and more decisions are coming my way. I soon have to decide a career path and life after school. I have a couple ideas of career paths I would like to pursue, but nothing decided upon. I know I still have a lot of time, but college has flown by so far– I still feel like its my fall semester of freshman year!

Many people are trying to find someone to spend their live with, everything builds up super fast. We constantly try to make the right decisions, but stressing over those situations makes us sometimes lose ourselves along the way. This post is to help you all know- it will be okay. You aren’t supposed to know the all right answers, follow your heart and know that God has already painted the perfect picture with your life.

My advice for your journey through this stage of life:

  1. Find a church. Build your relationship with God. You’ll never find true happiness and love in life if your don’t have a strong faith. God before everything.
  2. Surround yourself with people and things that will help you reach your goal, not hold you back. Friends and family that have your best interests in mind will want the best FOR you, not FROM you.
  3. Never settle. Do not risk losing your long-term goals because of short-term decisions. Every choice you make has a consequence, good or bad. Nothing short-term is worth having over your goals in life.
  4. All your friends are going through similar things as you. They may not seem like it, but they are. Everyone is dealing with their own life in different ways– you are NOT the outsider.
  5. You don’t have to have your life together, it would be boring that way. Life is about being happy, and learning through the tough times.
  6.  Know your values. Stand up for yourself. Don’t let anyone or anything stand in the way of your goals in life. You don’t have the right people in your life, if they aren’t motivating you to be a better you.
  7. Follow your heart. If your values are strong and you don’t give into the temporary things in this world, your heart will always know the way.
  8. Don’t be with someone just to be with someone. It hurts more to fall in love with the wrong person, than to wait for the right one. Keep your guard up and don’t give up the things that make you make. If your personal values don’t line up with those of your significant other, your relationship will not last. Fall in love to stay in love.
  9. It is okay to be alone. You can be alone and not be lonely. You only become lonely when you can’t enjoy your own company.
  10. Be nice to people. Keep a good attitude and know life isn’t all about you. People have bad days, they go through stressful situations. Don’t add to those bad things, be aware that people are human and don’t get offended. Be nice to them anyways- happiness is contagious.

There you go- ten thoughts of mind summed up in a couple sentences. I try to keep things things in mind everyday. The more wisdom you accumulate along the way, the easier it is to handle the obstacles you come across in life. Change your outlook, change your life.

I’ve just had a lot on my mind lately- I guess that comes when you’re faced with tough decisions to make. At the end of the day, all I can do is pray and know that God is in control. He will help guide my path and my faith is 100% in Him. 

Happy Monday. Love you all.
Be True. Be You.

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
Proverbs 31:25

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