Tuesday, March 25, 2008

An interesting question

1. Knowing what you know now, if you could time travel back exactly 1 year, what would you tell yourself?

2. If you could travel back to your first day of college, what 1 piece of wisdom would you tell yourself?

I'd be interested to hear what people have to say.

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19 Comments:

Blogger J said...

1. Read more about food, get involved with CSA, pay attention in food science, go to L'etoile...

2. 1st semester your sophomore year, study for finals early so that you can go to the damn Full Moon party

I hope you're planning on answering these yourself. and why do you ask?

7:10 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

yea, it was just copy and pasted from the tourism sites. gotta look decently organized if I'm gonna convince someone to come with me (usually). I have no specific ties to any one plan or place so long as I'm pushed out of a plane on July 8th.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

1. remembering that it is possible to work out while abroad...for some reason i thought I was on a very long long vacation. and who works out on vacation? Not me apparently. woops.

2.not fight my gut that I loe working with kids and education....I won't ever start suddenly enjoying trade barriers and demand curves.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

loe? love.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Hero of the Light said...

1. Don't go back

2. Don't date her

9:08 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

1. I would tell myself: November 2007 will be the hardest month of your life so far. I would tell myself that it will feel like things cannot not get better. I would tell myself that things do get better.

2. I would tell myself to take Arabic classes starting as a Freshman. I would tell myself to take classes about Islam. I would tell myself to take ed policy classes with Nancy Kendall. I would tell myself that econ never was, and never will be, my cup of tea. I would tell myself to be honest with my mother. And I would tell myself to keep a journal.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

1. you wouldn't believe me if I told you where you were going to be in 3 months, and that it will change your life forever AND throw away that purple body wash because it is going to make you get a terrible case of the Hives that will bring you close to death as they encroach upon your throat.

Question 2 (relatively similar to question 1 for me)
You MUST be involved in some activity that facilitates personal development. Because you are awkward right now, most likely you will still be awkward in 4 years (hopefully more of the kind that is endearing and makes people laugh), but then at least you will have some personal skillz to market post-graduation

11:38 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

1. Enjoy Lebanon because May 2007 will crush your soul like Celine Dion on repeat.

2. Get the hell out of the Langdon and stop hanging out with tools.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Nate said...

1. Don't forget that you're in college. College sorta includes classes.

2. Rethink your major. Seriously consider transferring out of this school.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

1. Don't go to La Crosse, go to Cairo. Start studying Farsi later, live now.
2. Don't drink so much. Believe in yourself and don't be so timid.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Katie80 said...

1) Don't worry so much about life post-grad. It will be a challenge, but it will be the most exciting challenge yet... and the people and things that matter to you know aren't going to change just because the environment has.

2) Get as broad of an experience as possible. You have the rest of your life to master your profession.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Alex Kumin said...

I have thought those exact same two questions for the past 3 months, and every day the answers change.

however, a definite answer to 1--go to madrid, not seville.

i'd also like my future self to come back and tell me right now what i should be doing in 1 year, and in 4, but that's not really an option is it? so it goes...

4:52 PM  
Blogger /Sean said...

1. Don't walk alone, at night, with your passport, in the streets of Nairobi, you idiot

2. Get a U lock early, it'll be fun

12:56 AM  
Blogger kjentzen said...

1. start applying for grad school and jobs earlier

2. take college slow... you never hear anyone say they wish they graduated earlier.

11:31 AM  
Blogger syd said...

1. pick the room farthest away from your roommate who has a boyfriend. living next to her will make for disturbing nights and really awkward mornings on a constant basis.

2. don't sign that lease for that shitty apartment with 5 male roommates for sophomore year. lack of hygiene habits and obsession with world of war craft are not good roommate qualities.

obviously ive had some trouble with my living situations throughout my college career.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Ariane said...

1. Don't be that other version of yourself. Hiding parts of yourself for the sake of cultural sensitivity is not worth it.

2. Know when to act, but know when to just let it happen. Insha'allah goes a long way.

8:14 AM  
Blogger SarahEliz said...

1. stop worrying about what's going to happen next and enjoy the moment. things will fall into place. speak more spanish. you will miss it when you aren't surrounded by it.

2. you will not go to med school. stop taking the hardest science classes possible when you know that you enjoy poli sci more. don't wait for an adviser to tell you what to major in. they aren't mind readers.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

1) Your sisters are still alive, pa won't sell the farm, oil hasn't run out and you still don't have a major.

2) See 1)

2:32 AM  
Anonymous BradyDale said...

1) Don't tell her about Helen.

2) Major in Econ, not Poli Sci. And try to do an internship in TV.

9:32 AM  

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