Today is officially my last day as a teenager. It’s rather bittersweet because the six “tormenting” years of being a teenager are finally over, but that only means that I’m an adult forever now. I mean I can still keep the kid at heart alive, but technically I am an adult and I will be until the day God calls me home. In my last year of being a teenager I have learned more about life and its ways than in the entire six years combined.
I wanted to share a few of the things I have learned this past year because I feel they might help out some teenagers that love blogs and somehow come across mine. Maybe they will even comfort someone who has not come to terms with their teenaged years.
- Music heals. Music inspires. Find your music and enjoy it.
- Family is not necessarily blood.
- Friends come and go, but family doesn’t. You’re stuck with them. Learn to love them and appreciate them.
- Your parents are your best friends. They want what’s best for you. Take care of them.
- Whatever you do to spite your parents now, will come back to you…with your own kids and double. (I don’t have kids but I have seen this happen pretty much every single day.)
- Be nice to everyone, especially children.
- No matter what, dress up. It changes your mood in ways you never thought possible.
- Money will get you many things except manners. Manners matter.
- Let Go and Let God.
- Death is permanent….disgustingly permanent. Hug the ones you love now. It might be a while till you see them again.
- Everything happens for a reason. Unfortunately, your biggest dreams could become your worst nightmare but it’s better to trust that something better is to come because…SOMETHING BETTER IS TO COME.
- Having a negative attitude will not help the situation. It is okay to grieve, to cry, to scream, but it is not okay to stay in that mentality for a long time. It is not healthy. Get help. Seek help. Talk to someone. ANYONE. Heck, write me an email if you feel lonely. I’ll answer. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The amount of likes on Instagram do not measure your self-worth.
- Do not lose your self-worth for likes and other types of approval on social media.
- Be careful what you post. It will come back to haunt you.
- It is okay to change your opinion because sometimes we don’t know better.
- People will always have opinions and you will ALWAYS have the option to ignore them.
- Sometimes it is necessary to cut people out of your life. Toxic people can drain you and your motivation to get what you want out of life.
- Learn from others and their mistakes. You won’t make them all yourself.
- There are people that like the same “weird” things as you out there. Just find them.
- The world does not have the same kind heart as you do, but you will find people that do. Cherish them.
- Concealer does wonders.
- So does water.
- & Cuban coffee.
- Follow your dreams. Follow your dreams. Follow your dreams. You might not get to do so how you wanted to, but a step forward is progress no matter how small of a step.
- When you’re angry…write it out and burn it.
- The people that tell you it’s impossible are the ones that gave up or never started.
- Find a person that likes you and accepts you at your worst. People run away when things get ugly, but those that stay are angels.
- Be an angel for someone everyday.
- Miracles DO happen.
I learned a lot more than that, but I wanted to keep it short and simple. I’m still a bit stunned that I turn 20 in a matter of hours. I’m proud of myself for changing and evolving into a brave woman this year. It’s taken a lot of guts to do many of the things I have done this year. I have stood up for myself. I have gone against the current/flow and done what I think needs to be done. My gut must be mighty happy that I’ve followed her like crazy.
God Bless & Be Happy!
P.S. Thank you to all of you that read my blog and follow me on all of my accounts. Your support means so much to me.