20 Things I Learned At 20

The most important, and at times the most difficult, lessons that I have learned in the past year.

  1. Don’t forget to water your plants—even your succulents & cacti.

  2. You don’t have to be happy all of the time—it’s okay to be sad.

  3. Good, healthy relationships take work, but they are so worth it.

  4. Your best friends will always come through for you. Those who don’t aren’t necessarily “fake,” they’re just not your best friends.

  5. Hating yourself, depriving yourself, and trying to punish yourself will mess you up in the long run. It’s not worth it.

  6. Spend your money on experiences, not things.

  7. Your sibling(s) is the best friend you will ever have.

  8. Ask for what you want.

  9. Your mom is always on your side, even when it feels like she’s not.

  10. Be selective with the people you spend the most time with. But be open to expanding your circle.

  11. Sometimes you are the toxic friend. That doesn’t mean you are a toxic person.

  12. Show the people you love that you love them.

  13. Invest in nice shoes and pieces of clothing instead of wearing cheap things for one year and then throwing them away.

  14. The unknown will always be revealed to you in time. You will find clarity.

  15. Once you decide what you want, don’t let anything (especially fear) get in your way.

  16. Spend as much time in the sunshine as possible.

  17. Travel as often as possible.

  18. Don’t slack on skincare.

  19. You don’t have to love your body, but you have to accept it.

  20. Embrace new chapters and new beginnings.