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Things I Wish I’d Been Told In College

Happy Friday friends! Correction, Happy Friday the 13th!

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If you’re superstitious, be extra cautious today! And if you almost didn’t realize it was even Friday the 13th, then don’t even worry about it, and I hope a black cat doesn’t cross your path.

Yesterday was a workout-less day, and instead I met up with a large group of women from church for an evening of food, chatting, and Bunko. Saying I went to Bunko makes me sound like I’m 80 years old, but it’s actually enjoyable and an easy “social” game! Tonight’s Pizza Night in the Ingle household, so I might squeeze in another 4 miler tonight before dinner, and hopefully another long run tomorrow morning! Check out the weather forecast for this weekend…

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I think that’s going to make my 8 miler MUCH more enjoyable! A 60 degree run sounds uh-mazing.

Before I get into today’s topic, I wanted to share a super cute pregnancy announcement photo I did for some friends 🙂

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Things I Wish I Had Been Told In College…Before I Graduated

This morning when I checked my email I had the sweetest note from a blog reader! She’s actually one of my favorite blog readers because I think we are long lost twins…only she’s living in Orlando and I’m in Little Rock. Seriously though, I feel like we’re on the same page with everything, especially career wise! She’s currently interning at an ad agency and is learning SEO! She took my advice and started reading 48 Days To The Work You Love and is on her own path to figuring out exactly what kind of career she wants and how to make that happen. She closed out her email with this…

“Again, I’m SO happy I found your blog! It’s nice to have someone to look up to with such confidence and similar interests. I’m graduating in December and it’s a crucial time of learning/growth in my life. I’m really trying to figure out what I want to do NOW so I don’t waste my time being unhappy, and your blog really pushes me to search for that!”

How cool that someone I don’t even REALLY know, reads my blog and actually gets something more out of it than just my workout log and silly dog pictures. That makes me so happy! It really got me thinking about when I was at her stage in life and then I started thinking about all of the things, looking back now, I wish someone had told me before I graduated.

1. I wish someone had told me to not get so caught up in picking my major, but to still make an informed decision and KNOW what the job outlook is like for that major. Chances are, once you’re in the workplace your employer won’t care what you majored in anyways, but if your degree is in art history, it might make it tough to even land a job anywhere. Even though most employers these days care about your abilities and skills, your personality and your drive, rather than what a piece of paper says, having a degree, like business, that is transferable across numerous industries could be extremely beneficial. Especially if you aren’t sure of a specific field you want to go into, which leads me to #2…

2. I wish someone had told me that it’s okay if you don’t want to be a doctor, or a lawyer, or a teacher, or a nurse, or an engineer. I struggled with this for YEARS and tried so hard to make myself fit into one of those molds. I beat myself up over it for way too long, and thought that something was wrong with me because I didn’t WANT to go into a “professional” career. I thought maybe I was lazy, or not as smart, or had less ambition than my friends who knew since they were children that they were “meant” to be nurses, etc. I thought something was wrong with me because I didn’t grow up always having this DREAM of what I would “be when I grow up.” I grew up seeing my dad as my family’s breadwinner and provider, and my mom stayed home most of my life with my brother and I. I just always assumed that was normal, and I never had it engrained into me that I needed to “pick something” to be when I grew up. So, I looked up to my mom as a stay at home mom and wife, and that’s what I always said I wanted to do. And maybe one day that IS what I’ll do, and I hope and pray that it is, but that sure made it tough in college to sort through all the majors and figure out what I needed to major in and what I would “be” until that time in life. Maybe if both my parents had worked outside the home I would have seen my mom as having a “career” and I would have thought more about it, but I think it’s all about how you were raised in the end. I wouldn’t trade my mom staying home with us for anything in the world. So, nothing is WRONG with you if you don’t have aspirations to go into a “professional” field or some hard core ridiculous major that requires years and years of post-graduate study. You’re not less intelligent, OR less successful.

3. I wish my advisors in school knew what they were talking about, and didn’t campaign for their own departments. Obviously they have to, but I wish my advisors had been honest with me and told me about the job market, and I wish my advisors had recognized that maybe I really shouldn’t have majored in what I did. I wish my advisors were able to tell me, “this is your chance of getting a job in this…this is where you could work, this is what it will pay, this is what grad school would cost, this is how much you’ll make after grad school, etc.” Or maybe they did and I just didn’t listen. Probably the latter.

4. I wish someone had made me read 48 Days To The Work You Love. I know I talk about this book all the time, but it was the first thing I ever read that actually helped point me in a direction. I think every college freshman or sophomore should be REQUIRED to read something like this before they waste thousands of dollars on classes that are useless and have no direction.

5. I wish someone had told me to stay in school as long as possible. (Ok, I wish I had listened to those who DID tell me that). I graduated in 3 1/2 years, and often times wish that I had stayed 2 more semesters and finished out a double major. I wanted to get out of school so bad, I was “over it”, and wanted to hurry up and grow up and move on to bigger and better things. Now, I did work my tail off to graduate in 3 1/2 years, even after transferring schools twice, and I took 2 full summers of classes to pull it off, and I’m still proud to say I graduated early, but looking back now, it didn’t even matter. I spent that next “off” semester working a ridiculously humorous job, then moved back home with my parents, where I worked another ridiculous job for a mere 3 months before experiencing my first “lay off”, before finally getting my first job post-college that I actually wanted to do and actually somewhat related to my degree. I wouldn’t change a thing, and I’m thankful for each experience I’ve had because I truly believe everything works out the way it’s supposed to, but I sometimes wonder if some heartache would have been saved had I spent a little longer in school, figured out a little better what I wanted to do, finished out my business degree, and THEN started into the real world.

6. I wish someone had told me to save more money in college. Thankfully, my parents were blessed to be able to pay for my college education, and for that I will FOREVER be thankful, but I wish I had saved more of what I made from my part-time jobs and summer jobs. Why didn’t I throw everything into a savings account and not touch it until after my wedding? I also wish someone had told me to save all that money I made during high school! But, can’t go back now, can we?

7. Speaking of money, I wish someone had given me a better crash course in personal finance while in college. Even though I didn’t personally have loans, I wish someone had better explained to me how they worked, who Sallie Mae is, what interest rates are, and how they affect your future financial situation because now-days the odds of marrying someone with student loans is super high, and the odds of BOTH people bringing loans into a marriage is even higher and I don’t feel like anyone ever explained to me how student loans would impact our future. I think every student should be given a breakdown of “if you major in this, you’ll probably make this, and if you have X amount of loans, this is what type of monthly payment you’re looking at, and it will take this long to pay off X amount of loans, and preferably you need to strive for an income of X amount to make those payments, and then if you go to grad school and take out loans you’re looking at this, etc.” I also wish a REAL personal finance class was a REQUIREMENT in college. I took one for my business minor, but it was crap. Literally, we didn’t do anything. We learned how to balance a checkbook and that was about it. A personal finance class that is relevant to today’s market and economy NEEDS to be taught to EVERY student out there. I learned more about finance working at an investment firm for 8 months than I did in ANY business class I ever took in college.

8. I wish someone had told me how GOOD I HAD IT IN COLLEGE! Oh my goodness, if I could go back to college I would in a heartbeat. Seriously, talk about living the sweet life. You have your friends around you all the time, your schedule is heavenly, the biggest stress you have is passing the next test, you can pull the “poor college student” card anytime you want, you’re literally just living the life for 4 years. And. It. Flew. By. I always heard people say “college will be the best 4 years of your life” and I never understood that, but now that I’ve been out of school for a little while and in the “real world” oh my stars it is probably the most accurate thing ever!

9. I wish someone had told me to really soak up GIRL TIME. And to some extent I think I did, and my mom always told me how much I would treasure my time with my girlfriends, but didn’t really understand that until I left college, got married, and moved away from home. It is so hard to keep up relationships once you’re no longer living a few dorm rooms apart, or in the same tiny town!

10. I wish someone had told me that you aren’t defined by what you major in, where you get a job after college, how much you make right out of school, or even if you’re STILL trucking along in college…5 or 6 years later. Everyone takes a different path, everyone goes at a different speed, not everyone has their path already carved out for them, and not everyone takes a direct path to get to where they’re going. So, don’t hate.

11. I wish someone had told me that someone is ALWAYS going to make more than you, have a cooler job than you, receive a “better” opportunity than you, own a bigger house than you, own a cooler car than you, and have a more “perfect” life than you. But, it doesn’t matter! What matters is that you make the most out of the cards YOU’VE been given, and not sit around wishing you had taken the doctor route, or trying to make yourself think that “if I had only gone to graduate school right away I’d be as happy as they are and make as much as they do,” or if only I had majored in finance I could be making X amount right now and we’d “be so much happier.” Lies. Just live your life, and be content.

Thoughts? Anyone else ever struggle with trying to “decide” what to “be?”

Big plans for this beautiful weekend??

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    September 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I also finished my degree in 3.5 years. I wanted to finish early because I was paying for school out of my own pocket, and out-of-state tuition wasn’t cheap, even 10+ years ago. I wish someone had told me to stay, to use that last semester to study abroad and learn another language. Looking back, I really wish I had done that. I paid off all of my student loans within a few years of graduating. That was awesome, but I feel like I really missed out on a great opportunity to travel and see the world.

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    September 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Great list! As an employee of a university I’m always trying to tell my students stuff I wish I’d known, and a lot of that same stuff is in your post. Personal finance should definitely be a requirement! I also tell students to start networking early. Most colleges have a career center and I know students who have never used it even though it could help them so much!
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    Mandie Marie @ The Fruitful Turtle
    September 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I love this post! I think I changed my major like 5 times when I was in school. Now, after 5 years I’m going back again for a different career change. So reading this post came at a perfect time for me 😉

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    Jenn
    September 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Love that photo announcement! Mr PugRunner and I had to agree to select a neutral NFL team before we could have a baby. He’s a Jet and I’m a Dolphin. Little man is being raised as neither. LOL!

    I love it when blog readers connect with us and share their common ground. There is so much we can learn from each other!

    In college, I wish someone had told me to steer clear of the Everclear, but… live and learn 😉 On the plus side, I firmly believe that all our mistakes and what-ifs serve to shape us and make us stronger.

    Have a great weekend!
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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    September 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Wow, what a great post. I can tell you put so much thought into it and I loved reading it. I think everyone can relate to at leasttttt one of those. I was listening to the radio this morning on my way to work and they were talking about #11: how social media has made it seem like everyone has it better than you do, but that’s not true! Finding contentment is key.

    I am also lucky to have had my parents save up money for my education, but it’s almost like because of this, I know nothing. I agree that a finances class in college SHOULD be required for everyone to take.

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    September 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    oh great tips!! i think everyone in college should read this post!! i dont even have anything to add because i think you nailed it. seriously this is amazing. and btw- that pregnancy photo is SO cute!! have a GREAT weekend!
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    Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
    September 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Great post! I wish I had known a lot of these things too. I was so caught up in wanting to graduate and get out and move on with my life, but I really REALLY miss college now. Having days without classes, going to the gym more than once a day, less responsibilities, part-time jobs…good times.

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    Sky @ The Blonde In Black
    September 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I’m so glad I read this post today. I’m a senior in college but am a semester behind. I think I’ll have to look into reading that book! And I’m an education major and lately I’ve really been struggling with if teaching is really what I want to do all my life. I guess I let my major put me in a box and I shouldn’t, but I’m almost done with my degree and don’t think it would be worth starting over to switch. But hey I could at least go for a double major with Journalism…thanks so much for your tips. I’ll have to start saving money from work for more things than a trip to Vegas and spring break haha

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    Kelsey @ Blonder Side of Life
    September 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    First of all, I LOVE that announcement, what a creative idea!! Next, all your points are so very true. While I am currently back in grad school, I did take a year off to work full time after undergrad so I can relate.
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    Missy
    September 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    This is a great post and I feel the same way about “adulthood”. I sweat even though my parents did preach and teach me, I never listened to a dang word! I did everything my way and now I wish I could go back and financially have listened to them lol
    I am currently working as a paralegal and while I am great at my job, I deal with injured workers and it can be emotionally draining and once a year I get burned out and start thinking of alternate careers but I have never made a move to change my career path. I am going to read that book because it seems to be very influential and I need some of that in my life! Thanks for sharing!
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    jenn @ runnderlust
    September 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I was actually thinking about this today at work how I would have done things so differently in college had I known _____ or knew to do_____. Although I wish I could have reaped the benefits now from what I know, it’s helpful to pass on the information to the kids I teach and athletes I coach. 🙂
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    Julie
    September 13, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Hey, who sent you that email? She sounds pretty awesome! 😉 But seriously, this just spoke to my heart. Can you just be my mentor/financial advisor/future me/reminder to enjoy my last semester of college please?! I don’t think I mentioned it but I’m graduating in 3.5 years also… so this just scared the crap out of me hahaha ahhhh
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    Ksenija @ Health Ninja
    September 15, 2013 at 2:29 am

    I love this post! You are such an inspiration. I am so happy that I chose to add a masters degree after my bachelor. Those three semesters made such a difference for me so far. I tried to fit into something I wasn’t and I am happy that my degree is so flexible that I could turn it into something I am passionate about. Thank you for all of your words!

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    Katherine
    September 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    First off, I LOVE that baby announcement. In like 10-12 years you should do one for me 🙂

    Anyways, as a person starting to really look into college seriously, I love this post. It’s so hard feeling like you’re deciding your whole future when you’re only 17. Colleges stress immediately picking a major, and it’s so crazy deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life in a split second decision! My brother picked computer engineering not really knowing what it was, and now he’s changing to biomed, and he’s only a sophomore. The whole pick a major and stick to it thing is so crazy! There’s some 50 year olds that are still unsure what they want to be when they grow up! I love all your tips though! I’m bookmarking this page for when I go to college. College is such a once in a lifetime thing that can be SO overwhelming. I’m stuck in this limbo where I want to be in college, but I also like having it in the future and to look forward to! It’s scary stuff! I love all your tips though. My mom says she 100% agrees with you!
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    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties
    September 16, 2013 at 7:10 am

    i agree with the course in personal finance. I could have saved a lot more money than I did… instead of spending it on bars and late night taco bell trips 😉

    Also the one HUGE thing I tell everyone going to college is to not believe everything your advisor says! I know at least 2 people who received incorrect info from their advisor and couldn’t graduate on time because they were missing classes! so terrible. hopefully that’s not a problem at other schools– but still, definitely better to verify some things for yourself!
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    Meghan @ Crazy Casa K
    September 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Totally agree on the personal finance idea! Also, coming up on my (gulp) 15th college reunion – i definitely wish I’d enjoyed it more. It’s quite the experience, but doesn’t define you! A few years out no one cares what you majored in, you are right!
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    Elizabeth
    September 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Love these thoughts! You are so right. I especially agree with your points on finances– by in large, college students are under–informed over-spenders.

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    Chris
    September 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Great Post!
    One I might add is that where you went to school or where you go to grad school (if you really think it is worth it) really only matters somewhat for getting your first job.. after that I don’t think any recruiter honestly cares where you got your degree as long as you have it. Knowing that is valuable when looking at the differences in cost between different programs.
    One thing that I might disagree with though is the sentiment that College is the best time of your life.. it is easy to think that when you have only been out for a few years and you look back on how much less
    responsibility you had, the consistent get togethers and being so close to others your age etc etc. Usually in your mid 20’s there is a lot of struggles in many ways… financially, personally and etc. but there generally comes a point where things are a lot more stable, you are making more money and are just generally a lot more relaxed in your life. This is a good place and I wouldn’t want to go back to College (and especially
    High School.. Ha!) at this point for anything. Maybe a week would be fun.. but no way I would want to live that life again. I think many times we forget the bad parts and reminisce about only the good parts. College was a hard time in many ways.
    Fun post for discussion.

    Chris
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      Sweet Miles
      October 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Chris- Thanks for your thoughts! It’s always great to hear my readers opinions 🙂

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    It’s Friday!!
    September 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

    […] Things I wish I’d Been Told in College via Sweet Miles (This post is actually from last Friday, but I hadn’t gotten a chance to share it with all of you yet!  I loved this post and could relate to so many of the points Sarah makes!) […]

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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    September 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I kid you not, I have a blog post with this title saved in my drafts. I didn’t even know that you already wrote this until Jana posted it on her blog! I’ve been thinking about a lot of these things lately!
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      Sweet Miles
      October 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

      Emily- How funny is that!! When you publish it let me know 🙂 I’d LOVE to read it!!!

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    Jhanis
    January 13, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Great list you have here! If we can only do things over! I wish somebody told me that when deciding on a course to take, choosing from a list according to how cool it sounds is NOT a good way to do it. I was so unsure about what I wanted in life (this was after I had a year off after high school because I wanted to take up pottery and when I felt I was ready to go to college, I just took the entrance exams and enrolled myself in the Computer Engineering department because it sounded cool. I forgot I was so bad at math. I wasted a whole semester before I realized this! Ugh. Found my calling in Psychology after that. 🙂

    Dropping by from SITS, I hope you enjoy your day!
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    Tricia
    January 13, 2014 at 6:06 am

    What a great list! I wish someone had told me those things too.
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    Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout
    January 13, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Yes to all of these, but most of all, the “you don’t have to be a lawyer, doctor, teacher” one. I had the hardest time figuring out what to major in, because I had no clue what I wanted to be. (Still don’t really, 8 years after graduating from *ahem* law school.) Oops.
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    Seana Turner
    January 13, 2014 at 7:33 am

    This is a great post (Happy SITS day!) I have a high school senior and I’m going to forward the link to this so she can read it. Sound advice:)
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    another jennifer
    January 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

    These are great. I think a lesson in personal finances should start in high school. Man, that would have been helpful. I recently visited my alma mater with my family. My husband and I met and were married there. While it brought back a ton of memories, I don’t think I could live that lifestyle any more. We had a ball, but I couldn’t do it now!
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    Debbie
    January 13, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Hi Sarah!
    I came over from SITS to visit. You have a great blog and I loved this post! It cracked me up how many things I felt too…and I graduated in 1990! I have a degree in Economics thinking I should be a lawyer and it never was a good fit! At least I have the wisdom now to share what I know with my oldest son who starts college next fall! I’ll start following you:)
    Debbie

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    Michelle
    January 13, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I think I might print this out and hand it to my son when he leaves for college in another year and a half. These are great! We keep telling him to look at schools with his major (he does know what he wants to be when he grows up, which I think is rare, but I think he has picked well, and without any input from his father and I) and see what the job placement rate is. With the economy we have these days, I think that is extremely important. I have to say though that there are plenty of great times ahead too – my thirties and forties have been wonderful too. 🙂
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    Ugochi
    January 13, 2014 at 8:30 am

    So many wishes we have I agree. I too have an almost endless list but I am learning to look ahead and make the best of life. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your feature at SITS. Have a super blessed day!
    Love
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    Aruna - Young Yoga Masters
    January 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

    This is a great topic for a post.

    I wish I had learned the financial side more too, not just personal, but also business since I’ve become self employed. Actually that’s another wish, to have spent more time considering the self employment option from the start.

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    Krystle Cook
    January 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Heck, I still don’t know what I want to be. For now though I am a mother and wife and that’s good enough for now. I do think about the future though and what it may entail. I guess we will have to see.
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    Tiffany
    January 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    What a GREAT List! I definitely wish someone had told me most of these…I will be looking into getting 48 Days To The Work You Love for my Teenager…he is heading off to College next year and I want him to have as much help as possible. Thanks for a great post and Happy SITS Day! 😀
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    Rachel Keeth
    January 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Congrats on your SITS day! I love the pregnancy announcement photo. Such a cute idea!
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    Nicole Nenninger
    January 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I wish someone had guided me to make good choices around college–like choosing a major that would help me in the real world, staying and graduating, etc. Here I am in my mid-40s, divorced (and now remarried), and having to go to school to get a degree to go to work. I was raised that college was not really necessary–I’d just get married, settle down, and raise kids. I don’t mind being back in school (I’d be a perpetual student if I could), but all that lost time not doing this sooner! At least at this point in my life, I am pursuing something that I love. I hope the incurred debt is worth it!
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    Natasha B of Fashionably Fabulous
    January 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Oh boy. This list hits home big time. Numero 7 & 8 really drives the nail in. You are totally blessed to not have Sallie Mae breathing down your back…LOL. I’m like you, couldn’t wait to finish college and enter the “real world”, boy what a shocker. Great perspective and post. xoxo.
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    Kimberly H. Smith
    January 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    #6 and #7 are true for me! Took me years to pay back loans and credit cards that I was approved for in college. Then it took years to get my credit score in order. Great post. Visiting from SITS.
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    Heidi
    January 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Great post!
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    Pam
    January 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I wish someone had told me not to wait to get my Master’s, because I never did! Fun post. Happy SITS Day!
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    Savvy Working Gal
    January 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    This is one of the most realistic posts I’ve ever read on this topic. I can’t believe colleges still give such horrible career advice. I don’t think it improved at all since I was in college 30 years ago. Now I know why the college students I’ve talked to recently have such unrealistic salary expectations. I’m going to bookmark this one and continue to get your message out thorough out the year.

    Congratulations on your SITS Day. So glad I discovered your blog.
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    Jared
    November 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Well said, and something people will appreciate if they listen to your advice.

    I got my first full time job, a year and a half before I graduated, and now have been working there 3 years. A lot of times I wish I had waited, even though it’s taught me so much and pushed me harder than ever, and sent me around the world. I’m now currently building my own video company because I learned how overrated it is to have a “normal” job.

    What keeps me sane is always trying to grow, and improve for MYSELF. Keep up the good work!

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