20 Things I Learned in 20 Years

In no particular order….

  1. Wear what you feel most comfortable in. Personally for me, that’s sweatpants. No judgement.
  2. Don’t drive in snow storms, ice storms, rain storms…just not worth it
  3. Cuddle cute animals whenever possible
  4. Eat what you want, but nothing bad for you in excess. Health is still important at the end of the day
  5. Don’t buy things you don’t love
  6. And to go along with that last one; money is better spent on experiences, not material possessions
  7. If you want to get a college education, there is a place for you, that you will love and have some of the greatest years of your life in
  8. Don’t be afraid to be wrong or look stupid. No one except you even remembers it
  9. Listen to the music you enjoy with no shame
  10. Smile, give compliments, make a strangers day. It’ll make you feel better
  11. Work for what you have. It feels better than being given everything (and you turn out to be a better grounded human in my opinion)
  12. Appreciate all that you have and learn from every failure
  13. Turn off all electronics once in a while. Sleep under the stars next to a campfire on a summer night. Read as much as you can
  14. If you’re stressed, step away. Go outside and breathe
  15. Stop complaining if things aren’t going your way. Shut up and get to work. Actions speak louder than words. (Note: there is a difference between things not going your way and others intentionally holding you back)
  16. Family over everything. They are the one solid ground you can turn to when there is no one else there to hold you up. I know not everyone has tight family bonds, but everyone has someone. I guarantee you are not alone and help will be there if/when need be
  17. Don’t shove your personal beliefs down someone else’s throat. Just don’t.
  18. Life always has a way of working itself out
  19. Order the pizza. (unless you’re allergic, then don’t order the pizza)
  20. Do what you love and follow your passion. No matter what