So last week was our last week to be students at Waterford. (Do you like how I use we all the time to refer to the seniors without clarifying it? Senior is a huge part of my identity right now.) Incidentally, we were kinda treated as adults, and we got to ask our teachers for final advice. I wish I had asked more, but here's five really excellent pieces that I heard:
1. Always go to sleep angry. Don't try to talk through it at midnight. And don't let yourself be backed into a corner. Know when it's time to say "I'm sorry, I was wrong."
2. There is no such thing as a singular soul mate for each person. Relationships are all about timing. So when the right timed relationship comes around, don't run from it. If you do, you'll never get it again, but also don't settle.
And women wield all the power in a relationship.
3. The most important choice you make is your life partner. Not because you're stuck with them, but because a good one will make you all the better.
4. It's never too late to start over.
5. The only way anyone ever gains any confidence is by doing something difficult well.