10 June 2015

21 Lessons in 21 Years


I cannot believe I am finally 21. I'm the last out of my regular group of friends to turn 21, so it's kind of a lets all celebrate we can all go out together party. Turning 21 is kind of the last big milestone growing up. I feel like I'm getting closer to becoming an actual, functioning adult, but I've learned some important lessons in the past 21 years.



1. Mom & Dad are right
2. Siblings really can become some of your best friends, it just may take awhile.
3. As you grow up, family becomes a mixture of blood and friends.
4. Some friends you won't need to talk to for weeks, and you'll pick up right where you left off. Keep them and cherish them.
5. Get involved. If you're having a rough time adjusting to a new place, it's the quickest way to make friends and memories.
6. Work hard toward your goals, but remember that your hard work will open the right door, not just the door you want.
7. Cherish your older relatives, they have great stories and invaluable advice.
8. Write cards, thank yous, I miss yous, and congratulations.
9. Remember people's birthdays, and not just on Facebook. Making people's days is easier than you think.
10. Overdressed is always better than underdressed.
11. Dress well for the occasion, and you'll have one less thing to be nervous about.
12. Find someone who is your best friend, not just someone you have chemistry with, lust is overrated. Find someone who is going to be your life partner.
13. It's okay to walk away from relationships where you aren't able to grow anymore.
14. Dreams can't become reality unless they are broken down into attainable goals.
15. When making a to-do list, always put tasks you've done already. It's incredibly satisfying.
16. Your personal style will change, or take awhile to even exist. Don't wear something because it's in style, wear it because it makes you feel beautiful, strong, in charge or even sexy.
17. Don't compare your path to someone else's, everyone's lives happen at different speeds.
18. Read books, watch documentaries, go to museums. Overeducate yourself.
19. Being roommates with someone can either strengthen or destroy your relationship. Be honest.
20. Volunteer, it puts your life in a really great perspective.
21. Take it one step at a time, sleep in a little, stay out late, and count your blessings every day.

Here's to the next year, and the past 21. I'm an incredibly blessed person.

xoxo

32 comments:

  1. I completely relate to #2! The older I get, the closer I'm becoming with my older sister. Sometime it just takes time and an extra bit of maturity to realize your siblings are your lifelong best friends! Great list, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Since moving out of my house a little more permenently I get along with my siblings great! Distance can be a little helpful!
      Thank you! xoxo

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  2. I love "Remember people's birthdays, and not just on Facebook. Making people's days is easier than you think." That's so true and so important and really goes SO FAR!
    Happy birthday chica, hope your week, month, and whole year is #blessed. <3

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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    1. I love texting or calling for people's birthdays!

      Thank you!!
      xoxo

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  3. Hope you had a great birthday, I love this list!!
    xo
    Syd
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Birthday girl! I love your lesson about writing cards and the one about breaking dreams down into attainable goals. Your advice is great!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad other people are relating, because that's always a fear of mine!

      xoxo

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  5. #2 is SOOO true! I am the oldest of 5 and as we grow up we only get closer!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. Siblings can just get it sometimes!

      Thank you!
      xx

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  6. I love each and every one of these statements! Happy 21st by the way :)

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    1. I'm so glad you can relate! Thank you!
      xoxo

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  7. I resonate with so many of these! Happy Birthday!

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  8. I completely agree with basically all of these. Happy 21st birthday!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you can relate to these!

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  9. Happy 21st birthday! These are all so, so true!

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  10. Happy birthday girl!
    Number 17 is my personal favorite.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. Thank you! Number 17 is the one I have to work on the most!
      xoxo

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  11. Such a great list! You are very wise, sweet girl!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  12. Great post. I can relate to almost all of these. Especially #13!

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    1. #13 tends to be a harder lesson for me! I definitely didn't take the easy route figuring it out!

      Thank you!
      xoxo

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  13. I love all of these! What a great way to celebrate turning 21! Congrats! It's a great feeling. :) And sounds like you've learned/grown a lot!

    xoxo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  14. Adding this to my reading list, because you are spot on with every number! You have such an amazing outlook on life, happy 21st! :)

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

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  15. #10 is one of my life mottos! I am a strong believer in the fact that you can never be overdressed for anything. I 100% agree with all of these and I hope you're enjoying being 21!

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

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  16. #1 is SO true...it's crazy how they know everything.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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