Dear Class of 2010,
This will be my last entry written specifically for you; beginning with the launch of our newsite in early September, I'll begin focusing on the future class of 2011. I hope that you guyswon't be strangers; stay in touch either in person (come visit us!) or online (please drop bythe blogs from time to time and say hi). As you begin your college experience, and I prepare for my 10-year college reunion, Ithought I'd leave you with the things that, in retrospect, I think are important as younavigate the next four years. I hope that some of them are helpful.Here goes...1.
our friends will change a lot over the next four years. Let them.2.
Call someone you love back home a few times a week, even if just for a few minutes.3.
In college more than ever before, songs will attach themselves to memories. Every monthor two, make a mix cd, mp3 folder, whatever - just make sure you keep copies of thesesongs. Ten years out, they'll be as effective as a journal in taking you back to your favoritemoments.4.
Take naps in the middle of the afternoon with reckless abandon.5.
Adjust your schedule around when you are most productive and creative. If you'renocturnal and do your best work late at night, embrace that. It may be the only time inyour life when you can.6.
If you write your best papers the night before they are due, don't let people tell you that you "should be more organized" or that you "should plan better." Different things work fordifferent people. Personally, I worked best under pressure - so I always procrastinated...and always kicked ass (which annoyed my friends to no end). ;-) Use the freedom that comes with not having grades first semester to experiment and see what works best foryou.