It was my birthday last August 5th and now I am officially 21 years old! Oh my gosh how time flies. Anyway, here is a list of 21 things that I learned the easy way and the hard way within the years of my life.
- The "cliches" are cliches because they actually work.
- In any form of relationship, the best way to maintain it is for both parties to learn to feel for 2 people rather than just themselves.
- There is nothing wrong with spending money on things that you like as long as you could afford it.
- Listen to your gut. If you're feeling uneasy about a situation, then you're probably right.
- Some of the things you learn from high school really doesn't prepare you from what to expect once you've reached the legal age.
- Not everybody will be your friend for a long time.
- Being bullied in school isn't the end.
- Do what you think is right today, the rest will just have to follow. Take one step at a time.
- Express yourself as much as you can as long as you're not violating any rules or hurting anyone. It helps us become comfortable and confident with ourselves.
- There is nothing wrong with making sure about your decisions. Ask questions about anything you'd wanna know before making that final decision.
- It is fine to say no to something you really don't wanna do.
- Everyone would always have an opinion towards you, good and bad, it's just best if you not care at all and live how you want to.
- Know your worth, do not settle for less.
- Sometimes, other people around you does have good intentions. Just take the time to really get to know them.
- Be grateful for what you have today rather than missing it once its gone.
- It's easy to say anything about or to someone, but remember that you can never take it back.
- Every once in awhile, we will have a really hard day and it's okay to let the people around you know that.
- We aren't alone in everything, there is always somebody out there going through the same thing.
- Money is very important but making time to be with the people you love is much more meaningful.
- Do not have high expectations if you do not plan on getting disappointed.
- Being the underdog doesn't mean anything, if you are good enough to be in the competition, then you also have a good chance of winning.
So those have been the important things that I remember and still live by and some of the things you should consider too. Most of these are advice from people I come across with and some of them I learned the hard way. When I was really young I just always thought that life isn't that hard after reading books that I thought would prepare me mentally and emotionally. Sadly, there really isn't a guide or a manual in life. Having to grow up faster than what should be was probably the shock of my life. I think no one could really fully prepare you on what life has to bring, I know that it took me awhile to get over my shock and just keep going and learn to ask questions if I really don't know what to do. Then, once I kind of got the hang of it, I learned some more ways to improve my strengths and work with my weaknesses. I'm not saying I understand life to its fullest, I'm saying that as long as I manage to smile just once through a very rough situation, I know that I'll be okay.
Thanks for reading and until the next blog!