20 Lessons I Learned This Year

Obviously I am a terrible blogger because this is the first time I’m updating this in months. But hey a girls been busy. Forgive me.

Updates: I finished an amazing junior year at college, I have a remarkable internship, I’ve discovered my love of consignment shopping, and my birthday‘s tomorrow!

This past year has been rocky at times, stressful, liberating, and life-changing. Here’s a list a few things I learned:

1.) STEP OUTSIDE.

Sometimes the most outgoing people can remain in their own box. I went on a Spring Break trip to advocate against domestic violence. I remember in the beginning I was so hesitant to go even though I signed up and volunteered for it. I am so grateful that I took a leap of faith and went on the trip because it was the best experience of my life.

2.) KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING AMBITIOUS AND MOTIVATED.

3.) JUST BECAUSE YOU MISS SOMEONE DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD RE-OPEN THAT DOOR.

4.) DON’T BE TOO SET ON ANY ONE PATH.

5.) KEEP THE FAITH THROUGH THE PAIN.

Sasha, my sister/best friend/cat suddenly died in December. It was devastating and I still miss her so much. I learned that she’s in a better place and it was meant to happen.

6.) SPEAK UP. BRING SOMETHING MEANINGFUL TO THE TABLE.

Observing is nice but I’m not sure where it really gets you. Ask questions, be a little too curious, and don’t be silent. A little voice is better than no voice.

7.) STOP COMPLAINING IF YOU CONTINUE TO STAY IN NEGATIVE SITUATIONS.

8.) DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

9.) DISCOURAGEMENT FROM OTHERS SHOULD BECOME YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT. 

10.) REJECTION CAN BE SUCH A BLESSING ONCE WE UNDERSTAND ITS MEANING.

11.) NOT EVERY YOUTUBE TUTORIAL WILL WORK.

12.) YOUR HERO SHOULD BE SIMILAR TO YOURSELF.

My mom and my grandma are my hero’s. I hope one day I can become a hero to somebody.

13.) READ THE NEWSPAPER.

Acting like a dumb girl went out of style a long time ago.

14.) THE ONLY PERSON WHO WILL CONTINUOUSLY PUT YOU FIRST IS YOURSELF.

15.) YOU ARE A REFLECTION OF THE COMPANY YOU KEEP. 

16.) BE TRANSPARENT BUT DON’T OVER EXPOSE YOURSELF.

17.) KNOW YOUR GOALS AND REMEMBER YOUR DREAMS.

18.) COLLECT STATIONARY.

Thank you cards never go out of style.

19.) NO BLESSING IS EVER TOO SMALL. APPRECIATE EVERYTHING.

20.) DON’T RUSH.

Slow down because at the end of the day jobs will still be there, love will come, and things will fall into place. I’m in no rush to grow up.

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