19 Things You Learn By 19

19 Things You Learn By 19

Life teaches your more than college.
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1. Your daddy was wrong... you are not the prettiest girl.

There will always be girls who are more physically attractive than you and there is nothing you can do about it. By 19 you learn to embrace who you are and the beauty God has uniquely given you made from His image.


2. Time doesn't heal all wounds.

There are some scars you have that will remain painful for you every time you look back on them. The only thing you can do is thank God for having a plan you don't always understand and do your best to become stronger from the pain.


3. Ice cream will not kill you.

Life is too short to always eat salads.


4. People aren't always going to like you.

I once heard the quote "you can be the tastiest orange in all the world but there will always be someone who hates oranges". You can't help it that your personality won't always be liked by others, but never change to please anyone, be yourself.


5. Zac Efron will always be hot.

You fell in love with him at twelve and probably still are in love with him now, it's just a fact. If you are reading this Zac know you will always be my first love.


6. Guys always end up marrying the classy girl.

The easy girl is never wife material... never be that girl. Being the hard-to-get girl who is fun but classy will pay off later.


7. FOMO is real.

No matter how old you get you will always experience the "fear of missing out". However you have to fight it in order to pass you Biology midterm on Friday. It's okay to miss a function, party, or night out to study.


8. Black is the most flattering color.

When in doubt buy the dress for formal in black.


9. Likes on Instagram and Facebook don't actually matter.

You might still be salty that the fourteen year old from your hometown gets more likes than you, but you now realize that it means nothing.


10. Mistakes happen.

Your ex-boyfriend from high school is the best example.


11. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.

You've experienced death of a loved one by the time you reach 19 therefore you know from personal experience how short life really is and how it can be taken from you any minute. By 19 hopefully you have learned to embrace the time you are given everyday.


12. You'll never regret feeding a homeless person but you'll regret walking away from them.

If you have an extra five bucks go buy them a burger. It may not fix their life but it may make them smile and feel loved.


13. Your old Facebook photos from seventh grade will haunt you for the rest of your life.

But you never end up deleting them because they are memories.


14. Jimmy Johns delivers at all times.

This is important when your studying for three tests in the library at two am.


15. Beyonce should be your spirit animal.

She can kick butt while still looking beautiful. Her songs should be an anthem for your life.


16. Any boy who breaks your heart never even deserved it.

He was temporary and not the one and that is okay. God has someone better up in store for you who will make you forget the boy who broke your heart when your at the altar one day looking at your husband.


17. Mom and dad were right.

This is something you should know by now. They were right always right.


18. If you keep looking back at the past you won't be able to notice all the good things God has given you in your life at the present.

God's plan is better than anything you could imagine. Stop looking back at the past at your mistakes and regrets. God is doing something awesome in your life at this very moment but you won't notice it if you keep focusing on the past.


19. Life will work out.

Though there may be tears and heartaches, there will be moments where you look up at God and say "lol you know what you are doing". By 19 you begin to realize that He actually does have a pretty cool plan for your life, so it doesn't matter what you are going through now.

"And when each of us looks back at all the turns and folds God has allowed in our lives, I don't think it looks like a series of folded-over mistakes and do-overs that have shaped our lives. Instead, I think we'll conclude in the end that maybe we're all a little like human origami and the more creases we have, the better."-- Bob Goff Love Does

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.

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If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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