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How to Look Like You Have it Together, a Memoir.

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How to Look Like You Have it Together, a Memoir.
Samantha Meyer, Senior

When asked my favorite hobby, I’m often tempted to scribble this down. In life and in high school, a misconception broadly accepted by individuals is the idea that everyone else has their life figured out, and he’s the odd one out. Correct me if I’m wrong, but perhaps you can relate. Allow me to set the scene. It’s senior year, college app season, and you’re suddenly overwhelmed by the plethora of university acceptance and commitment tweets. Sounds familiar? In some aspect or another, I believe we all struggle with failure, loss, or misfortune. With that said, I could go into an overextended and monotonous tangent about the beauty of life. But if I wanted to demonstrate cliches, I would. Instead, I’m going to teach you 3 ways to make it seem as though you have it together; you can thank me later.

  1. Display your excessive caffeine intake on all social media platforms. People will assume that you drink coffee, because you find the fresh flavor renewing and enjoy taking time for yourself. The fact that it’s your third cup and the bitter taste distracts you from the two hours of sleep you got the night prior will just be between us!
  2. Remember: it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Your outward appearance will affect your confidence, regardless whether or not you’d like to admit it. Wear what makes you feel good. Though you may be on the verge of walking straight out to the senior lot and never looking back, a cute outfit or a great makeup day can open your eyes to see opportunity where you may have once seen a difficult challenge.
  3. Try to actually maybe get things sorta together at some point. By prolonging issues, they will soon snowball into much larger obstacles than they once were. However, there is good news. It’s never too late to take a step in the right direction. Even the smallest of progress can alleviate stress. By knowing that you’re putting your best forward, peace can be found within the chaos.
So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life. You just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
— Rainbow Rowell