21 Lessons for 21 Trips Around the Sun

Hello! Just recently I celebrated my 21st birthday with the most incredible flock of people that I know! Turning 21 was probably one of the most surreal moments of my life, because of how slow and peaceful the whole day had been. 2019, although unplanned has been a hectic, emotional, train ride that put me into a space of honest reflection and thankfulness. It had made me thankful for the moments of peace that were mindlessly taken for granted. But on July 19th, it all reset for me and gifted me with yet another wonderfully peaceful day. Thank you to my favorite people for making it all possible!

Now, after the festivities were over I wanted to take a moment to fully take in 21 and all I want from this year. So, in that I comprised a list of all the lessons I’ve learned up to now and I wanted to share it! Enjoy!

  1. Things are only hard if you make them hard.
  2. Taking time for yourself doesn’t need to be earned.
  3. Relax…Breath…Repeat.
  4. Your dream life resides outside of your comfort zone.
  5. Live the life that makes you joyful not just happy.
  6. When others doubt you let your actions be louder than your words.
  7. You can’t control everything and everyone.
  8. Focus on yourself.
  9. Feel what you need to feel and then move on.
  10. Make your daily planner your best friend.
  11. Meditation can be done everywhere.
  12. Respond rather than react.
  13. Let people in but don’t let them change you.
  14. Stop changing yourself to make those around you comfortable.
  15. Your opinions are valid.
  16. Dreams don’t work unless you do.
  17. You don’t have to be in love in order to know what love is.
  18. Don’t take time, people, or moments for granted.
  19. Age is only a number. Don’t allow people’s set obligations make you feel less than.
  20. Your parents aren’t your enemy. They love you and only want what’s best for you.
  21. You are not alone. There are people out there who are just like you but you can’t be afraid to look and seek them out.

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