The Hardest Lessons I have Learned as a 20 Year Old

From taking classes to learning how to to be independent, being a college adult is hard. I have learned so much this past year from my friends and family. I also learned a lot more about myself. I feel more comfortable and confident with who I am. Here are some lessons that I think everyone can benefit from.

  • Heartbreak is painful.

After this experience, I learned just how strong I am. I can overcome any challenge with the right mindset. No matter what the only person I can depend on 110% is myself.

  • Starting over is okay

This summer, I changed my major from biology to quantitative sciences. It is a bit scary and risky to switch majors as a junior in college. However, I did my research and spent hours planning and weighing pros and cons. I was sure of my choice and after a month taking quantitative sciences classes, I don’t regret the decision one bit. I realized that I would much rather do something that I like versus staying with a major just because I was close to completing it.

  • Value of Friendship

This year has been a whirlwind. I am so lucky to have a stable friend group who is there for me regardless of time zone difference and location. Whenever I need help, they drop everything to come to my side. I also understand and relate to how difficult and sad it is to grow apart from someone. Losing a friend is never ideal but sometimes it is for the best.

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