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As life goes on, you learn valuable life lessons almost every day, whether it is from your mom, a friend, a friend’s mom, or vsco. However, in case you forgot, here are some friendly reminders…  


  1. No boy is worth crying over
  2. You believed in Santa for 8 years, take 5 minutes to believe in yourself
  3. Friends that are worth it will show it
  4. Sometimes you have to be the bigger person
  5. Don’t be afraid of change
  6. Say “I love you” every chance you get 
  7. Your mom is always, or at least usually, right
  8. If you have to pick between two things, always pick the second, because if you were so sure about the first one, the second wouldn’t even be an option
  9. Never settle to be the second option
  10. Make peace with the past so you can move forward
  11. Other people’s opinions aren’t always true
  12. Take time for yourself, time can heal almost anything
  13. Don’t compare your life to others
  14. Know your worth, and value it
  15. Stop second guessing yourself, go with your gut
  16. Nothing lasts forever
  17. Forgive but never forget
  18. No one but yourself is in charge of your life
  19. It’s okay to put yourself, and your happiness first 
  20. Don’t stress over sticking with the diet, if you want the donut, go nuts
  21. People are going to hate you for the way others love you
  22. Pick, one day, or day one
  23. Some people don’t change
  24. Your mistakes don’t define you
  25. However, learn from your mistakes
  26. Don’t judge people on how they live their lives
  27. You don’t know where other people have been
  28. Stop overthinking
  29. Enjoy the little things in life
  30. Remember to smile
  31. Don’t spend a minute fighting for someone who wouldn’t take a second to think about you
  32. Not everybody is going to like you or understand you, and that’s okay
  33. Second chances are a privilege 
  34. Someone always loves you
  35. Be spontaneous
  36. Stay away from people who make you feel like you’re hard to love
  37. Always be hopeful
  38. Live a life you would relive
  39. Don’t go out when you want to stay in
  40. You are enough
As a senior, double majoring in Public Relations and Organizational Communications, Monica is eager to take on the roles of Campus Coordinator for Bloom U and Campus Trendsetter for HC. Whenever she isn't writing for HC, you can find her filming for the National Broadcast Society, volunteering for the Special Olympics Bocce Bash as Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, or supporting Pura Vida Bracelets as a Company Representative. Outside of her on-campus involvement, Monica enjoys photography, binge watching Netflix, eating Taco Bell, and making people laugh. 
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