19 Things I’ve Learned In 19 Years
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

19 Things I’ve Learned In 19 Years

I've learned a lot.

9
https://pixabay.com/photos/birthday-cake-cake-birthday-380178/
Pixabay

On Monday, September 2nd, I will be turning 19 years old. This year coming up will be my last year as a teenager, the last year I can be reckless and not be an "adult". During these 19 years of being on this planet, I've made plenty of mistakes. So, that means that I've learned plenty of lessons.

Here are 19 things I've learned in 19 years.

1. It’s okay to not be okay.

2. There are people you can talk to if you’re having a rough time.

3. It’s okay to feel and show your emotions.

4. Just because a boy is nice to you doesn’t mean they like you like that.

5. If a guy doesn’t act on the feelings he says he has for you, forget him.

6. Don’t trust words; trust actions.

7. Work on yourself for YOURSELF.

8. Other people’s opinions of you don’t define you.

9. If people are rude to you, it’s not about you. It’s about them.

10. Going to the gym is a GREAT stress reliever.

11. Meditation and prayer are important. Keep up with them so your mind can stay clear.

12. Ask other people about their music tastes. It’s great to expand the music genres you listen to.

13. Spend more money on experiences and less money on things.

14. Give school all you have; it’s important for the future.

15. It’s good to challenge yourself, but don’t take on more than you can handle.

16. Friends come and go. The real ones stick around.

17. Make time for the people you care about because, some day, they won’t be there anymore.

18. Watch what you eat, but also indulge every once in a while.

19. The answer is always “no” if you don’t ask.

I'm not saying I won't make mistakes this year, or ever. I'm just saying that I've learned a lot about myself and others during my life, especially the past year. 18 was a great year with so many great experiences and lessons that were learned, and I'm so excited for the future experiences.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Ronny Salerno

This feeling hurts. I must declare

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

10 Holiday Drinks to Spice Up this December's Movie Binge

After all, isn't it the season of drinking...?

1373
10 Holiday Drinks to Spice Up this December's Movie Binge
https://unsplash.com/photos/d-SeLxF_QF0

Thanksgiving has officially ended which means we are in preparation for the final holidays of the year. December is a busy month, filled with shopping and sales, wrapping gifts, planning family gathering and parties, cooking and baking, holiday movies, and of course, lots of drinking. I know that I will be spending a lot of December watching the ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas,

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Planning Another Christmas Party

Don't just plan another plain party but get creative to have everyone wanting to come back next year!

9994
Getty Famous

You know it's Christmas when the radio stations change to all of your favorite holiday tunes, the air is still, and stores have the best sales. With all my favorite things from Christmas happening my least favorite probably has to be when I have to go to another same old boring Christmas party that I get invited to every year. Here are some Christmas party ideas so that you won't have another sad Christmas party.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

High School Soccer is Wildly Important

For Young Players Who Want to Succeed at The Next Level

14693
High School Soccer is Wildly Important

Whose choice is it? The parent? The player? There are a number of reasons that a kid may sit out of high school soccer, and to be completely honest; It is a huge mistake. High school soccer is the final piece in the puzzle that takes a player from above average or elite, to college ready by the end of their senior year. Every year thousands of talented athletes don't play for their high schools. Why though?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List

December is around the corner, are you ready?

11295
8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List
Unsplash.com

As they tend to say, its the most wonderful time of the year! People have begun to compile their Christmas to-do lists in anticipation for the season of sugarplums and gingerbread.

The history of the Christmas to-do lists goes back hundreds of years, almost as old as the holiday itself, however, people tend to fall out of this habit as they get older. This is unfortunate, as the theme of Christmas tradition can add bundles of the spirit of joy to your families.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments