So much time

I had fun in college and I did well, at least if you go by grades. But I’m not sure what I really did.

I’ve been thinking about this as colleges try to go back to school. It seems college students will have A LOT more time on their hands. From Politico:

A friend of mine who is set to graduate from UNC next May lives in an off-campus house with a group of other students (they signed their lease last fall, long before anyone had any inkling of Covid-19). Just last week, she was quarantined in her room waiting for one of her housemates to receive Covid test results. “It’ll be a…fun birthday,” she texted me.

If you are in college — if you are alive — your life has probably changed due to COVID-19. For many, this means more free time.

This free time is an opportunity. And it reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from business magnate Lee Iacocca:

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.

You get the point, right? With the internet at your fingertips, you can learn and do just about anything. I’ve been taking this course on data science. I started this blog so I can get used to providing daily content. I learned to podcast. And I took a Seth Godin marketing class (I highly recommend it!).

What can you do?

Hint: start with what is important to you and go from there. What else can you learn or do to support your passion?

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