It’s August, and of course we are already being inundated with back-to-school advertising.
When I was a kid, I hated seeing those ads for school clothes and newspaper flyers for pencils and notepads. It was August. Not time to think about school. Give me another month of wonderful summer, please.
But since school seems to be starting earlier every year – semesters are starting before Labor Day now – I’ll jump on the back-to-school bus with some college advice.
What I have learned in my forty-one years since college (and yes, that means I was an undergrad until I was 24; let’s just say I changed my major a few times) is this:
Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Maybe kids don’t these days anyway. Maybe college now is all about weekends and selfie-sticks.
But I think there are probably a lot of kids out there like me.
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