I was recently asked how my college experience has affected the life I lead now. I struggled to answer.
It makes me realize how much all of our experiences go into making us who we are. It gives me an appreciation for the ups and downs and curves along the road. My college experience played a large role in creating how I work, how I live my life, and interact with others. But it isn’t quantifiable or easy to tie cause to effect.
We can know that something was valuable even without being able to quantify it.
And the lesson for me is…seek new experiences. They will shape you for the better. And more so than a known, easier, path.