24 Lessons I’ve Learned From 24 Years Of Life

May 10, 2017

Isn’t it funny how as you get older, birthdays really do become just another day? I woke up this morning and as I laid in bed, I couldn’t get over the fact that today felt like any other day. Simply and plainly…ordinary. Although, I can’t believe that another whole year has come and gone already! Seems like yesterday I was playing barbies with my sister and running barefoot around the backyard without a care in the world. Absolutely crazy. Today as I reflected on my life so far, I thought I’d share with you 24 lessons I’ve learned during my 24 years.

  1. Time passes quicker than you think. Slow down and soak it all in, it’ll be gone before you know it!
  2. A smile or small compliment goes a long way. You never know what battle someone is fighting. Be kind, always.
  3. In the overall scope of life, high school means nothing. It’s only 4 years of your life people!
  4. You are not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s okay. You still rock!
  5. Don’t be in such a rush to grow up. Being an adult is overrated.
  6. It’s okay to not have it all figured out. I know I don’t!
  7. Going out to the bars gets old fast. There are so many better ways to have a good time.
  8. Certain people will never change. Accept it and move on.
  9. Quality over quantity. In regards to literally everything.
  10. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Everything and everyone has a story we know nothing about.
  11. Trust your instincts. They usually know the way.
  12. Have an open mind. Don’t knock it ’til you try it!
  13. Your family will be there for you when no one else is.
  14. You don’t need a man to be happy. Really. All you need to be happy is yourself. Doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop looking though! 😉
  15. Mom really does know best. There are few problems a mom cannot solve.
  16. A good song or book has immense power. It can transport you, heal you, save you.
  17. Try your best to stay positive. It can be hard, I get it. Still, always try!
  18. Old ways won’t open new doors. You can’t expect things to change if you don’t.
  19. Never lose your sense of wonder, never stop learning, and never stop asking questions.
  20. There is no value in stressing over things that are out of your control.
  21. When you don’t know where else to turn, pray. If it gets to be too much, put it in God’s hands.
  22. Be gentle to yourself, you’re doing the best you can!
  23. When you’re at the edge of your comfort zone, leave it.
  24. Don’t take the small things for granted. One day they really will be the big things.

{BONUS life lesson: You are one in a million. You are special and valuable. You are important. Never forget that!}

What are some of the best lessons you’ve learned in your life so far?

Happy hump day!

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