One thing that I have learned since entering college is that life is imperfect but despite that life is wonderful. All the little imperfections about life add up to make something distinctly beautiful. You may get a lower grade than you want on a test, you may get your heart broken by a boy, and you may get betrayed by someone you trust. But at the same time you are going to get the position you've been dreaming of in a club, you are going to laugh with your friends late into the night, and you are going to have days when life just seems to be going your way. That's just how it is, you should celebrate the good but you shouldn't have everything together.
I like to call my mom every day, some days I can't wait to go on and on about how great the day was and other times I want nothing more than for her to be able to give me a big hug and tell me that everything is going to be okay. But I wouldn't want it any other way. I know every challenge is teaching me a lesson and is making me a better version of myself. I want to grow and become the best version of myself that I possibly can.
Go for it, but go for it with no expectations. Apply for the position of your dreams, but don't expect to get it. Go to the party and talk to the boy you like, but don't expect him to like you. Take the chance, take the risk it's worth a shot. Go after what you want but be able to move on when it doesn't work out. That's the messiness of life, going after what you want and getting it sometimes and learning other times.
I know it's hard, sometimes your going to get attached to people, your going to get attached to how things should be. Sometimes you are going to get hurt and while it stinks you will never have to live with the idea of regret. If you don't chase after your dreams how will you ever know if it could have worked out?
I guess the point of this post is to say that life is never going to be perfect, but that doesn't mean it isn't going to be fun and exciting. And more importantly, it is going to shape you into the person you are meant to be. Keep on living because life is crazy but it is always worth the ride.