So Long, Farewell

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Alas, the day has finally arrived for me to write my final blog. For the past few days I have stared at a blank sheet of paper wondering what insightful thoughts I could share with those who are reading this post. The time that I have been at UW-Stevens Point and the various experiences that have come with this time have taught me so many great life lessons, so I would like to share them:

  1. There are so many great things to do at UWSP.
  2. Discover your own “quiet space.”
  3. Find a balance between work and play.
  4. Study abroad while in college.
  5. Don’t forget to say thank you.
  6. Network as often as possible.
  7. Pursue internships as they may lead to future careers.
  8. The more involved you are, the less you procrastinate.
  9. Remember to take the time to just stop and listen to others.
  10. Find ways to give back to your community.
  11. Don’t be afraid to come into college undecided or change your major while here.
  12. Celebrate and be thankful for all of the relationships in your life.
  13. Accountability partners are important when striving for a goal.
  14. Find a way to brand yourself.
  15. Get involved on campus and in the community.
  16. Be aware that you are making an impression even when you aren’t speaking.
  17. Apply for scholarships … free money!
  18. Look for free activities to participate in within the community.
  19. Often it is better to give than to receive, so pass it on!
  20. Life will fly by in the blink of an eye, so enjoy it.

Now as you each carry on past May to the next stage of life, whether that means more school in the fall or a full time job, I do not want to say good luck, but instead … blessings on your journey. Cherish the time you have left in whatever stage of life you are at because it will quickly disappear.


Brittany Melby is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point majoring in business administration and interior architecture.