30 Lessons I Learned In My 20’s

Hello! πŸ’™

I would be lying to you if I didn’t say I have been thinking about what to talk about in my birthday post for MONTHS!

My mind went from listing thirty various facts that I thought was interesting, then it ranged from other 30th celebrations from all over the world, but I landed at giving you a list of lessons I learned while I was enjoying my 20’s.

Honestly, a part of me totally understands the episode of Friends, where Rachel wakes up, it’s her birthday and she is upset at the whole notion of turning 30 years old and basically panics because she realizes there were a lot of things she hoped to accomplish in those ten years, but she hadn’t and everyone tries to help her feel better and possibly do some of these things afterwards; unfortunately, I’ve never seen the ending result because when I watched that whole, I just pushed it out of my mind. Despite the fact my old self hoped to do some of the same things Rachel wanted, I am happy that I didn’t get it. I actually learned this lesson while in my late teens so it’s something I’ve welcomed with open arms (or legs in my case…) and this ultimately made the decision of theme for this post easier to do.

I didn’t exactly know how I wanted to write this portion of the post, I thought I’d set it up in a couple of sections but I thought it would take forever, so here’s a simple list of life lessons Honestly, this blog is a great map but I thought these would be a great little snapshot into those moments.

πŸ–€ You don’t need to go to college, living as you are can be even more educational
πŸ’œ Being a blogger isn’t a bad thing
πŸ–€ Friendships don’t last forever
πŸ’œ There’s a light at the end of those dark tunnels
πŸ–€ Acceptance is key
πŸ’œ It’s important to find your patience to deal in this fast-paced world
πŸ–€ There’s nothing wrong with wanting life to feel complete at 25, However, when it doesn’t go in the way you want, please kind to yourself
πŸ’œ Being disabled is not a burden
πŸ–€ Cats are life

πŸ’œ Art is not your enemy – find another media to explore
πŸ–€ Working with digital magazines can be fun and are a great excuse to grow as a writer
πŸ’œ NaNoWriMo is no joke
πŸ–€ It’s better to be open-minded than closed off
πŸ’œ Trees are amazing creatures
πŸ–€ It is a hidden talent to kill crickets
πŸ’œ Books are awesome ways to escape life
πŸ–€ Basketball is better than football
πŸ’œ Time heals most wounds
πŸ–€ Becoming an auntie is fascinating
πŸ’œ Put a bird feeder outside of your window

πŸ–€ Fairy lights around the window are a cozy and essential for when you can’t reach the lightswitch on your own without the possibility of hurting yourself
πŸ’œ When pain arises, nap can be necessary
πŸ–€ Having a bit of a green thumb or in this case, a green toe
πŸ’œ Being able to create long and short term goals and keeping them
πŸ–€ Spotify is a lifesaver
πŸ’œ Be a fierce queen (or king)
πŸ–€ Always trust your intuition
πŸ’œ Never stop adapting to your surroundings
πŸ–€ Stay in the moment
πŸ’œ One.

When I started on it, I really tried not to overthink any of them, which is why there are some funny ones throughout too. I wanted to be thorough but not fussy about the things I felt were important to include in this post. I think what helped me the most was listing them all out in no particular order and once you get to a certain number you’re comfortable with, that’s when you can readjust the list itself and I don’t know why, but I always have the most difficult time figuring out the last five of anything, and once I switched to focus my attention on recent discoveries that’s when I felt totally comfortable with its entirety.

If I have somehow inspired you, please understand that I am slowly accepting that term into my life, and its that I ask to comment below your favorite lessons I’ve taught you in the last 10 years or so! I will enjoy to read anything you can list, whether it’s funny or important.

Happy Birthday To Me. <3

So it’s official, I am now 20 years old. I’m no longer a baby, kid, or teenager. One thing that’s really surprised me than anything else is that I’ve lived through two decades. To me, that is just weird. When I was born, I weighed 2 pounds. I was a premie. I was suppose to come January 2nd, but obviously I wanted out early.

My mom posted on her Facebook, that I weighed that much but now I’m a hellraiser. That’s only because I listen hard rock music. It’s alright though. It’s actually a good nickname for me. Here was my horscope for today, my nana posted it on my Facebook for me. So here it is, “You seem on the first hand to be a bright, positive individual and you can be this on occasion, but the over-whelming reality is that you are a serious-minded individual. You seem to be always immersing yourself in issues that are dark and dangerous in some way. Perhaps it is that you have something of the daredevil in your nature. And you derive a great deal of secret excitement from flirting with danger and disaster.” I’m just going to say, it is soo like me it’s not even funny!

My parents just actually came in my room and started singing “Happy Birthday” to me. I didn’t get to have a cake last year and we’re all still trying to figure why exactly. So dad made up for it and made me one. It’s not this one, both of these pictures were from two of my Twitter friends. The first one up top is from my friend Manaroma and the cake picture is from my friend Alex, they’re both like sisters to me. Sisters I’d like to meet one of these days. Along with a few others too.

Speaking of them, my Facebook Wall has been filled with people telling me “Happy Birthday” and everything. I feel so loved and blessed that these people are saying such nice things and I’ve never met them before, they’re better friends than the ones I thought were my friends that I went to school with. Okay, a boy I went to school just sent me the sweetest tweet ever! So not everybody I went to school with is mean.

Oh I forgot to say my papaw got me a card. He wrote inside it and gave me a $10 even though he didn’t have to since the card was adorable enough. My nana made cinnamon rolls this morning and when my dad went over there earlier she gave me two. Ain’t like I need anymore sugar since I did have a few Hershey miniΒ bars for breakfast. Shhhh, don’t tell my sister! Thanks for all the birthday wishes from Facebook and Twitter. Love you all! πŸ™‚