23 Things I’ve Learned by Age 23

Hello my loves!

This past Friday, I turned 23! It’s my first birthday out of college and it’s the first age that actually makes me feel like an adult so I thought I would reflect on some things I’ve learned along the way.

1.) Be kind, always.

2.) Accept yourself for who you are and be proud of it.

3.) Accept your family members for who they are. No one is perfect and they’ve most likely made you who you are today.

4.) Save more than you spend and live below your means.

5.) Say sorry. Just do it.

6.) Surround yourself with people who make you FEEL good.

7.) Do things that scare you or make you feel uncomfortable.

8.) Listen to your body and respect it.

9.) Eat vegetables. Literally, this past week I suddenly started liking them. Is this a 23 year old thing?

10.) Be authentic.

11.) Cry when you want to cry, laugh when you want to laugh. Allow yourself to feel it all.

12.) Know that life is HARD. You’re not the only one who thinks so and we’ll all get through this together.

13.) Know that life is BEAUTIFUL. There are many more beautiful things in this world than ugly. You just have to open your eyes to them.

14.) Travel when you can. It is possible to do it cheaply and it’s incredibly valuable.

15.) Do things YOU enjoy. If you don’t like bars, don’t go to them. If you hate roller coasters, don’t ride them. Don’t ever think you need to like things other people like just because it’s “normal”.

16.) Eat good quality food. There’s nothing like a good quality piece of bread. Am I right or am I right?

17.) Do your best even when you feel like you have nothing left in you to give. Give it your all.

18.) Learn time management. It will save you frustration in the long run.

19.) Learn how to be alone. It may not always be enjoyable but it is VALUABLE.

20.) Health really is everything. Both physical AND mental. Both are affected by your diet.

21.) Take that risk. It’s better to have taken it and fail then to always wonder what could have been.

22.) Talk to someone who has different opinions than you. You might just learn something.

23.) Live your dreams. Create your life. Go for it. You can do it!

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Ready to take on the world with this guy by my side

I really feel like 23 is going to be my year. Big things are on the horizon. Stay tuned 😉


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