(5) Do you keep in touch with the college BFF who remembers your humble beginnings?


High-five! No support squad is complete with a HISTORIAN. These are the friends and family who know what you’re made of. And trust us: You’ll find yourself in what seems like a lonely valley in between career peaks. When that happens, the only thing that will push you forward is the girlfriend who’ll remind you all the time you aced that test on two-and-a-half hours of sleep or knocked that internship interview out of the park that led to your current job. In other words: We all need a reminder of where we’ve been to push us where we’re going and that’s where Historians thrive.

Warning: Historians love blasts from the past, so while it’s healthy to periodically reflect on the good ol’ days, life is about the now — you’re not whom you once were.