22 Things I’ve Learned in 22 Years

Today I’m turning 22!

Since watching Lex, Rosianna, and Karlie Kloss post videos about what they’ve learned in their 23 and 24 years, I’ve been thinking about what lessons I’ve learned and what things I know to be true. Here’s 22 of them.

  1. Peanut butter is a perfectly acceptable primary source of protein.
  2. You should probably eat some vegetables every day.
  3. TV is amazing.
  4. But don’t waste time watching shows you don’t care about just because it’s 8 o’clock and nothing else is on.
  5. If you don’t pay attention to when your quarterback is on a bye-week, you will lose in your family’s fantasy football league.
  6. You don’t have to constantly be working to improve yourself, though sometimes forward momentum feels nice.
  7. When you are a teenage closeted lesbian, you don’t have to fake having a crush on male celebrities.
  8. Go to prom with your friends.
  9. It’s important to do things even if you’re bad at it. Especially if you’re bad at it.
  10. It takes a long time to get to the point where running is fun, so start now and don’t stop.
  11. But sell the guitar early – your hands are small, you’re not going to learn how to play it, cut your losses and buy a ukulele.
  12. Whatever college you end up at, you’re there for a reason.
  13. Don’t take classes you don’t want to take.
  14. Don’t worry about not drinking alcohol in college; you will find people to spend Saturday night with.
  15. Good time-management and planning make college a whole different ball game.
  16. Don’t waste energy being angry about friendships that fell apart. Accept it, send her some nice thoughts, and move on.
  17. Never worry about double texting.
  18. Clean out your car regularly, you’ll feel better without that pile of CVS receipts and stale granola bars.
  19. Buy things you need. You don’t need to ask if you deserve new tires or a winter coat.
  20. When in doubt, kiss her.
  21. Write thank-you notes and tell people you appreciate them.
  22. You are worth more than you think.
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One comment

  1. Jay Colby · May 18, 2016

    Great post & I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

    https://jaycolby.com/

    Like

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