21 Things I’ve Learned In 21 Years
Today is my birthday! Woo! I’m turning 21 and this is absolutely no big deal here in Europe, considering I have had full, adult rights since my 18th birthday – but hey, a birthday is a birthday. It’s always a little bit special.
I thought I would add my grain of salt to this type of post I’ve seen going around for a couple of years; here are 21 things I have learned in my 21 years of life on Earth.
- Cats are wonderful.
- I am an anomaly, and in many ways, everyone is.
- You can always make time for what matters to you.
- True friendship gets you through anything.
- I am stronger than I think I am.
- Anything can be interesting… even baseball.
- How to make friends? Make eye contact, smile and give them a compliment.
- It doesn’t matter what you can’t do; what matters is what you focus your energy on.
- A semi-effective way to get rid of flirty guys is to smile and say: “It was nice meeting you!”
- It takes work to maintain relationships with old friends and family members, but it’s worth it.
- Taking things seriously is so overrated. Having fun is way more fun!
- People don’t care about whether I am wearing make-up or not.
- Asking for help is one of the strongest and most resourceful responses you can have to a problem.
- Whole wheat, organic spaghetti is cheaper than white, non-organic pasta. And it tastes way better.
- Whoever you are, people care about you.
- Harry Potter will never be irrelevant to my life.
- Stretching feels great.
- You can train yourself to be happy and confident.
- Music and dance have magical healing properties.
- All problems have a solution (this is a direct quote from my mom).
- Fresh basil makes your standard pasta taste 100 times better.