23 Things I’ve Learned in 23 Years

It is my birthday today so I thought I would share 23 things that I have learned in 23 years. I would love to hear some of your life lessons so please email, comment below, or shoot me a private message on Facebook. Otherwise, I hope that you enjoy this post, and I will be back next week!

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  1. It’s okay to say no.

    It is okay to say no, to your friends, your family. If you are uncomfortable or you really don’t want to do something, say no. Tell your friends that you don’t want to hang out and tell your family you don’t want to hug.

    And on the flip, no means no. Do not make anyone do anything they do not want to do regardless of who they are to you.

  2. It’s not okay say no to responsibilities.

    Work, school, chores are all a part of life and something that you can’t just say no or put aside.

  3. Enjoy your youth

    With the previous bullet stated, enjoy your youth while it lasts, because you are going to become an adult and adulting is way harder than picking your own bedtime and eating cake for dinner. IMAG2608.jpg

  4. Everyone has crappy days.

    Everyone has their bad days. Nobody has a perfect life, but remember that these things will pass. There is also nothing worse than the friend or family member who isn’t there for you. Be the person that is. And always be kind to one another.

  5. Not everyone is going to like you

    You are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and that is not your fault. But never ever change for someone.

  6. Your group of friends may change

    As you grow up, your likes and dislikes and overall personality may change, which can result in losing friends. This is okay. Because even though you drifted apart, you still see what they are doing and on the inside you are cheering for them. IMG_20160607_233114.jpg

  7. Failing is okay

    I have failed a lot. But to me, I think that as long as I was able to learn a lesson from it, it can’t be all that bad.

  8. You are not your mistakes

    It took me a long time to learn this one. Everything you have done in the past is just that – in the past. Keep moving forward and stay focus on what’s ahead.

  9. Never drink and drive

    Never ever ever drink and drive. If you are at a party and doing things your parents would be disappointed in, it is still okay to call them to have them pick you up. Because as much as getting in trouble with mom and dad sucks, driving or getting in a car with a drunk driver is NEVER the solution.

  10. Your parents are right 99.9% of the time

    You might not always agree with them, but they will always have your best interests at heart. IMAG2612.jpg

  11. Show respect when respect is deserved

    If you feel like someone doesn’t deserve respect because of they way they are treating you, then don’t give it. This doesn’t necessarily mean go out of your way to be rude to this person, but just keep in mind the “treat others how you want to be treated”

  12. People aren’t all bad

    We have all hit that time in our lives that we just absolutely cannot stand people. They are the worst. But people aren’t all bad, there are some amazing people out there.

  13. Embrace your inner child

    It is absolutely okay to be silly. Catch snowflakes on your tongue, have splash wars in the pool, watch those goofy Disney movies that you loved so much as a child. It is okay to cut yourself some slack and not be so serious all the time. full (5).jpg

  14. Take lots of pictures

  15. There are a ton of things that I wish that I had gotten photographs of, especially as a teenager. So even if you think it is not important, photograph it and save it somewhere safe. You will want to look back on it later.
  16. Don’t worry about finding love

    It will find you when it is time, and it will be when you are least expecting it. Day 7 2016 (2).jpg

  17. Seriously, don’t go back to your crappy ex

    You think you need to be in a relationship but really just date yourself. Learn to love yourself. And “the one” will find you soon.

  18. Stick up for yourself

    Don’t take people’s crap. If you like Taylor Swift, then just shake it off and let the haters hate. You like to binge watch some weird indie films? Great, you enjoy those shark tornados. As I said before, you are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, so let your freak flag fly!

  19. It’s okay to cry

    You will actually feel a lot better. And no crying does not make you weak, so stop listening to that inner voice, get yourself some ice cream turn on some sad movie or song and have a good cry. APWedding-99 copy.jpg

  20. Your gut is always right

    If you have a gut feeling, listen to it.

  21. You’ll regret the things you didn’t do

    So go on adventures, if you get the chance to travel – take it. NEVER let an opportunity pass you by because you are scared.

  22. Do what you are passionate about

    Find something that excites you. Having a passion for something makes life worth it.

  23. Going after your dream job

    Job applications are the worst, but I keep at it because I want to do something amazing one day. And even though I am not sure when it will happen, I know it will. 1075405_10151756201028205_1564877030_o.jpg

 

Audrey ❤

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