Occupy new space.
Embrace the awkward momentum of something new.
Get your feet wet.
Don’t worry so much about looking like you have it all together— you’re more put together than you can probably see or notice.
Be good to people. The real world is all about those real people.
And no, there’s never a reason not to serve.
Press into life with gusto and other Italian nouns.
Commit to what is around you.
When people try to tell you that college will be the best four years of your life, politely decline that misconception. College should never be the best four years of your life— that’s a disservice to a future you’re called to make bright and purposeful.
When people tell you that you can’t make a difference, politely tell them no. They’re wrong. Don’t listen.
And here’s the moral behind every one of those conversations you have: not everyone will be your cheerleader.
Not everyone will understand. Let people think you are crazy. Crazy is a good thing. Wild hearts are necessary. The world needs wild hearts.
Stay thick with wanting to change the world, that will be your golden ticket one day.