19 Things I've Learned By Age 19

19 Things I've Learned By Age 19

Among many other things, of course.
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Life is a true learning experience; that's what makes it so awesome. In my opinion, college is a time designated for figuring some things out, which calls for lots of lessons that end up being really useful some day. Although I still have a lot to learn, here are a few things that I have picked up along the way.

1. Nothing lasts forever.

2. What's meant to be, will be. Don't force it.

3. You deserve a lot more credit than you give yourself.

4. It's OK to let go of things you do not want.

5. Drink lots of water.

6. Do not - I repeat, do not - take your high school friends for granted. You will miss them terribly.

7. Make time to call your mom, dad, grandparents. FaceTime your dog.

8. Listen to your favorite songs on repeat.

9. Sleep in on Sundays.

10. Reading is good for the mind & soul.

11. If he does not chase after you, chances are he is not worth your time.

12. Coffee cures everything; find a type that you like, because that'll be the only thing that gets you through studying some nights.

13. Take your studies seriously.

14. Cut out people who bring any sort of negativity into your life; you don't need that, nor do you deserve it.

15. You will make mistakes. You will be mad at yourself for said mistakes. It happens.

16. Mix. in. a. water. You will thank yourself later.

17. Never forget where you came from, because that is such an important part of who you are today.

18. There is good in every day, even if you do not immediately realize it.

19. Do not take this life for granted, because some people do not have the chance to experience the greatness that you live through every day.

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1. Ahhh, it's so nice to be home

Buckingham Palace ain't got nothing on this place

2. OMG my pups!! I missed you doggos so much

Just accept my love. Pls. Love me back, I've been gone for 8 months. I'm begging.

3. Wow this queen bed is so big

*cue sleeping in a starfish position*

4. Finally a bedroom to myself

Headphones? I don't know her.

5. But wait, it's kinda scary sleeping in a dark room alone again

"Hello? Are there any ghosts in here?"

6. Sooooooo, no more meal plan?

Are you sure the local Chick-Fil-A doesn't accept meal swipes?

7. Who am I supposed to annoy at 2am if my friends don't live down the hall anymore?

2:30 AM: "Mom? Dad? Wanna go get french fries with me? Maybe watch a movie?"

*Snoring*

"Okay maybe tomorrow...Sorry for bothering you. Okay good talk!"

8. "Mom you're going to do my laundry now, right?"

I mean it's kinda your job isn't it?

No? Okay yes ma'am I will do my own laundry no problemo, aye aye captain!

9. Me and my friends are going to spend every day together

*Me talking to myself through the camera on Snapchat*:

"So we're approaching day four with zero human interaction. Pretty good work, but we could do better!"

10. Yes, final grades are in! Can't wait to see what I got this semester!

*Slowly closes computer screen*

11. Do I really have to ask my parents to leave the house?

*Doesn't Ask*:

Mom: "HOW DARE YOU LEAVE THIS HOUSE WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION! YOU LIVE UNDER OUR ROOF AND WILL ABIDE BY OUR RULES."

*Asks*:

Mom: "Oh honey you're an adult now, you don't have to ask! Come and go as you please!"

12. Chores? Yea no thank you.

They've been doing them without me for months. They're all set.

13. Wait, so forreal though.. do restaurants in town take my meal plan?

Bank Account: $5.93

*Whispers to worker* "I won't tell if you don't. Just swipe my school ID, see if it works."

14. Will my Juul set off the fire alarm in my bedroom?

Probably.

*Rips Juul*

15. I kinda underestimated how weird it would be to hang out with people from my high school again.

"Oh no you haven't changed a bit Janice! Your baby is so cute lol."

*Awkwardly laughs*

16. Why do my old friends have new friends?

I don't like this, not one bit.

17. Can they tell that I'm not really listening to their stories about school?

"Yeah haha Delta Sigma Mu sounds sooooo dope Chad, that's ~wild~ that you had late nights three times a week lol!"

"Oh you snuck into the football stadium when the gates were unlocked?? That's crazy, you're crazy, school sounds... crazy!"

18. I'm bored. How long until I can go back to school?

Is it too late for a summer intersession?

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Now that summer is upon us, many are trying to figure out what to do with all this spare time. Here are some ideas to have a great summer!

1. Relax

Take time to enjoy life, and relax after a hard three months of school. You might enjoy things more now that you have time to.

2. Sleep

This is key to having a good summer and to take time to catch up on sleep that you may not have gotten while at school. It will also help with your mental and physical health too! Getting good rest makes you feel good and happy.

3. Go Adventuring

During summer, it is a great time to hike, bike or even just go to a place you never have been before. Having endless adventures is a good time to relax, take in the world and spend time with others.

4. Beach Trips

This is a great way to spend your summer, at the beach! It is such a long tradition that this will never get old. Go and spend some days at the beach and clear you mind from a long stressful semester, and don`t forget your tan!





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