What I’ve Learned in 20 Years

My birthday is coming up in February and I have been really struggling with the idea of being 20. I know that technically is still very young but time really seems to be flying and sometimes I forget that I am actually an adult. As I am nearing exiting my teenage years I have been feeling super reflective so I compiled a list of 20 things I’ve learned in 20 years:)

  1. NOTHING is as big of a deal as it seems
  2. At the end of the day you only have yourself
  3. Taking care of yourself should be top priority
  4. Grades do not matter in the grand scheme of things
  5. Where you are and the pace you’re moving is okay
  6. The best way to make someones day is remind them that you love them:)
  7. A good cry is always nice. Eventually the tears will stop and you’ll feel better
  8. It’s okay not to like what other people love
  9. Sisters are a built in best friend
  10. Believing in a higher power will change your life
  11. People that want to be in your life will make an effort
  12. Singing and dancing relieves so much stress (even if you aren’t talented)
  13. Appreciate what others can offer that you can’t but don’t let that effect you
  14. Allow yourself to get mad and upset with the knowledge that you won’t feel that way forever
  15. If you think you should cut your own bangs…you shouldn’t
  16. EVERY person in your life has been and is there for a reason
  17. Surround yourself with people that bring out the best version of yourself
  18. Walking around Target pretty much solves everything
  19. Forgiveness is key

I know that last one is especially cheesy but it is so, so true. Some of these lessons were learned over time and hard times and others were just things I didn’t realize I had learned until I looked back on the last 20 years. Hope you enjoyed reading through some of the very important lessons I have learned:)



-Etta Grace