19 Lessons I’ve Learned in 19 Years

Here is a list of 19 things I have learned as I come up on my 19th birthday!

(in no particular order)

  1. Eat that dessert.. you know you want it
  2. The people that only stick around when it benefits them are the people you just need to let go of
  3. Don’t deal with petty drama
  4. Stop caring about what everyone thinks of you.. (wear crocs.. they’re comfy)
  5. Live every moment like it’s your last (cliché I know.. but it makes everything more fun)
  6. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone
  7. You don’t have to win every argument (I still struggle with this one)
  8. Sometimes you just need a good cry to make you feel better about something weighing you down
  9. Stop comparing yourself to other people
  10. Anger is a choice, when you get angry you make small problems bigger (-Chris Bowers)
  11. Life is now. Stop waiting for amazing things to happen and make them happen
  12. Failure is okay. It’s part of experiences and shows that you tried and took action
  13. Be kind. You never know whose day you can impact
  14. Stop stressing about the little things because odds are they won’t matter soon enough
  15. Change is good. Don’t be scared to take a leap, sometimes it can change your whole life
  16. Embrace differences. Not everyone is going to agree with you 100% of the time
  17. Perfection is unattainable.
  18. Serving others will change your life.

There’s probably some I’m forgetting, but there’s always 20 at 20