One of the most important lessons I learned growing up was to love. Love yourself, love others, and love what you do. Having that “I don’t love anyone” mentality for whatever reason is not healthy. Don’t be that person.
Loving yourself is something that can be easier said than done. We all go through that phase where we feel like we are not pretty or handsome and that is all part of growing up. College, and beyond are the years where you can be as selfish as you want to be because you are basically on your own. The cliche “put yourself first” is oh so important. Let your relationship with yourself be as awesome as your relationships with others.
We live in a time where people swear they don’t care about anything and “don’t catch feelings,” but that’s not realistic. A time will come when you meet someone you really care about and you won’t know how to handle it. The best thing I can say is to let it happen. Being with someone who makes you feel special is not something that happens all the time so sit back and enjoy it while it is there. As for friends, the rules are a bit more simple- be trustworthy, honest, and most importantly, be loyal. Don’t make it more difficult than it has to be.
Coming into college, my biggest fear was not being satisfied with my career choice, and ultimately hating it. Luckily, that wasn’t the case with me, but I know plenty of people who chose their majors based off of the income. I’m not saying that’s a terrible thing, but do you really want to graduate and feel stuck in that box forever? Love what you do, whether it is writing, engineering, or DJing.
Love shouldn’t be a negative emotion. Express it in your everyday life, even if it’s just by talking to yourself in a mirror.
I’m Kayla Nyree, and whatever will be, will be!