Supposedly, your college years are some of the best years of your life. And somewhere in between the 8:00am classes and lack of parking spots, I agree.
Here’s the weird thing about being in your 20s: you can be in a completely different place than everyone around you. While I’m 21 and going to school, some people my age are getting married, engaged, having babies, or traveling the world. It’s kind of great, right? Because there is no right or wrong way to do life at this point – you just do what works for you.
For me, I chose to take a gap year (a year off school after high school before starting college), and now I’m a junior in college. As I quickly approach the end of my college career (trying not think about the fact that I’m starting feel af), I’ve started to reflect on the things I should’ve remembered as a freshman and sophomore to enjoy my college days more, and be sure to apply them to my senior year.
We’re the kind of people who see someone we know at the grocery store and duck behind the fruits in hopes they won’t see us and say hello.
We’re the kind of people who make plans for the weekend and come Friday night –
hope they might be canceled.
And it’s okay. It is. There is no need to be apologetic or feel guilty for wanting to cancel (something I still struggle with) because you need a little time to yourself. Some of us would rather be curled up with a book on the weekend than go out to a party. This is the way our brains are hardwired, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, maybe as an INFP myself I’m a little biased, I think being an introvert is actually an advantage. No disrespect or hate to the extroverts — we love you. Your outgoing, love-to-be-around-people attitudes challenge us and get us out of our Netflix-binging comfort zones. But let’s face it introverts – we are the minority. And that’s why we are awesome. Read More