18 Things To Do Before 18, From The Girl With Pictures To Prove She Did Them
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18 Things To Do Before 18, From The Girl With Pictures To Prove She Did Them

"15. Skinny Dipping" Check out the photo, my friends.

18 Things To Do Before 18, From The Girl With Pictures To Prove She Did Them
Maddi Stauffer

1. Dye your hair

As you think this means and it does, find your hair color! I can't tell you how many times I've experienced with hair color, good and bad, and many styles of haircuts. You learn a lot about your personality and you find a good color for you.

As you think this means and it does, find your hair color! I can't tell you how many times I've experienced with hair color, good and bad, and many styles of haircuts. You learn a lot about your personality and you find a good color for you.

2. Graduate high school

Or get the GED, you know the same difference. I've made so many connections and so many friends that will last a lifetime. This is a big goal for everyone, nothing better than finishing the "best four years of your life" for a piece of paper.

3. Try new foods

Even though you "think" you don't like a certain food, it doesn't hurt to try, You find out what you like and don't like and you begin to acquire a taste for certain foods.

4. Go on a road trip

OK, now you can't tell me that you've never wanted to go on a road trip with your best friends or even your parent(s). I've done it twice in my teenage years and I loved looking back on the memories I have now.

5. Run a 5k

Or, in my case, win a state championship in high school or join a school sports team! I made the best decision by joining a high school sports team. You create so many new memories and make 21 other friends.

6. Pull an all-nighter

Let me admit, I am not a night person or a morning person, but I always like a good sleepover with my best friends until all hours of the night. Again, good memories and good friends before you leave for college.

7. Appreciate your parent(s)

Even though they might be on your case 24/7, they constantly want to be there for you. Especially through hard times. They love you a lot but might not show it. (Sorry Mom, no current pictures of us.)

8. Tell people how you REALLY feel

Well since I don't have a photo for this, it's easy to describe. I love the feeling of when I tell someone how I feel and them finally realizing that your opinion matters the most. IT BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS and TRUST.

9. Apply for college, jobs, ETC.

Also, DO YOUR HOMEWORK in high school. You'll be able to move on to a great four-year and make some new memories there.

10. Find a job/quit a job

I currently have three jobs and nothing makes me happier than being able to go to work and see the different customers that come into my store. It always puts a smile on my face knowing I am meeting someone new in every encounter.

11. Find a best friend(s)

In my case, this is best FRIENDS, not just one. I gained 15 new best friends before I turned 18 and I was the happiest person ever. I wouldn't trade them for the world. Especially my homegirl and real BFF, Anna Kehrer.

12. Find a guy... who's just a friend

Even though we don't talk anymore, I found my best friend before I turned 18 and he was always there for me when there were the bad times and celebrated the good times with me. I'm forever grateful. Thanks for being there Diabet-o aka Tyler Rehg.

13. Have your first kiss

OK, I won't put a picture of my first kiss on here, I'll save both of us the embarrassment. This means a lot as it has a value signifying a relationship with a person and never forgetting about it.

14. Ask/go with someone on a date.

I can't count on my hand the number of times I've asked someone on a date. Not the other way around and I'm pretty proud of that. Put yourself out there. It helps you in the long run. Confidence is key!

15. Go skinny-dipping.

NO, I DON'T HAVE PICTURES AND YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT. But here's a picture of me in a pool :) Ha, gotcha. Sorry, not sorry

16. Get a passport

Even though these bad boys are $135 dollars, they last you ten years and you can travel anywhere you'd like. Traveling always eases the mind and why not see the world at the same time.

17. Be True To Yourself, ALWAYS

What is truer than a picture of a dog and I posing on a front porch. Man do I love dogs. I mean this might not be your true self like this is mine, but this is my happiness, doing something I love and spending time with them or it.

18. Find yourself.

After my grandpa passed away this year, I learned that I need to focus on me and only me. I needed to find myself before I started to discover anyone else. I found myself in writing and being with my dad and family. They say laughter is the best medicine. That may be true but I found the best medicine in my own writing and the encouragement of the people who surround me.

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