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Taylor graduates give advice to seniors

Brian Wynalda gives advice to grads

Brian Wynalda gives advice to grads

By Gabby Carlson | Echo

Brian Wynalda ’16 Biology

I am currently working at a plasma donation center while I wait to re-apply to medical school. It’s not exactly what I thought I would be doing, but sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.

My advice for graduating seniors is to not expect a whole lot and to just keep pushing. Life after school can be extremely boring; every job has its own type of monotony that will become unbearable if you let it. Find joy in the small victories throughout your days. Take something like a small compliment from a supervisor or a funny conversation with a coworker and focus on that. Those little things will keep you from counting down the hours until your next day off. Stay connected with your group of friends and with your family; short phone calls or text conversations go a long way.

As for lifestyle, pretty much the only similar thing is that I still play way too many video games. I wake up most days at 4:30 a.m. because I work 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s nice because my afternoon is free, but that means I’m in bed by 9:30 or 10 every night. Staying up late just isn’t an option.

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