22 Things I Don't Know and I'm About to Turn 22!

22 Things I Don't Know and I'm About to Turn 22!

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A by no means extensive list of all the things I cannot claim to be anywhere close to an expert on after spending 22 years in existence. Moral of the story you don't have to have it all together just because you're an adult. True story, I have on good authority to say that even some 60 year old's still don't know what they want to be when they grow up.


1) To ride a bike.

Yeah, this one is kinda just sad... I have no excuses.........

2) How to fix anything involving a car.

Ummm isn't that what Daddy is for? After all I'm all grown up now he's gotta have some job to do!

3) How to hold my breath under water without holding my nose.

4) How to see without glasses.

Those darn eyes of mine just never got their shit together!

5) How to ski.

6) How to cut the grass without destroying anything.

Can't I just buy a cute goat to eat it?

7) How to say goodbye.

Losing loved ones never gets easier to handle.

8) How to just "get over" my mental illness.

Just because someone looks wonderful from the outside doesn't mean that their disability is fake.

9) How to parallel park.

10) How to bake sugar cookies without burning them.

11) To conquer my fear of roller coasters.

Baby rides at Disney for the win!

12) To speak Russian or Italian

Personal goals... maybe one day....

13) To control my gift of empathy.

I can physically feel someones pain like it's my own.

14) How to tolerate a stranger touching me,even accidentally.

NO TOUCHY TOUCHY! I don't understand people who think it's okay to just touch someone. PLEASE DON'T!

15) How to actually buy my own wifi.

Leeching seems to do the trick quite nicely!

16) How to rent an apartment.

I've never had to actually search for places... I lived on campus for 4 years

17) How to buy insurance.

Thank God i'm not 26 yet!

18) What I want to be when I grow up.

All I know is I just wan't to love, inspire, teach, save a life or two.... or hundreds, and have some fun along the way.

19) How to educate someone who refuses to see the truth right in front of them.

20) How to accept that impossible means it cant be done.

Impossible means try harder, become innovative. Everything in history has been impossible at some point or another until someone made it happen. Don't take no for an answer.

21) How to care what people think of me.

Sorry, not Sorry! Im gonna keep doing me because what you think is none of my business anyway!

22) To ignore other people's view points on issues.

Thanks to a certain speaker at my recent graduation from Sweet Briar College I am motivated to say that just because someone seems out of touch or doesn't give a message in the most correct polite way doesn't ,mean you automatically take to bashing them on every platform possible. You do not have to agree but show some respect, open your eyes, sit down, shut up, and take a minute to think about how someone from another generation could see one of today's social issues differently than yourself. Don't automatically label someone because you haven't lived through their experiences. You can learn so much when you open yourself up, put aside your bias, and stop acting entitled. Trust me I did it, you have the power to stop being triggered to (Side thought maybe this should be a new campaign slogan for America)

*** Important Disclaimer to Above***** This by no means is telling you that you must listen to white supremacists or other forms of serious hate speech, rather really think about what you are considering to be hate speech or non inclusive speech etc..

The 80 year old woman who says she is not a feminist cannot be blamed for not conforming to our generations ideas of feminism. She in her own right pioneered through a time where women had it far worse than any of us will ever see. Yes we are still fighting for valid reasons! However maybe a woman who lived through a time where rape in many cases was actually considered legal is well within her right not to understand how after gaining so much agency our generation of women would so carelessly prance off to a man's hotel room for a business meeting......................

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Ever since the beginning of high school, I had my academic future planned out. I was going to be a pre-med student in college, graduate with my bachelor's degree within four years, then move onto graduate school. Once I started taking my pre-med classes, I started struggling quite a bit.

I was retaking certain classes not only to get a better grade but to also understand the material more. After retaking multiple courses, I started to fall behind in the number of credit hours necessary to keep the proper class status. At that point, I knew I wasn't going to be able to graduate in four years and would eventually become a "super senior."

The term "super senior" refers to a student who will be taking longer than the traditional four years to complete their undergraduate studies. People can become a super senior for a variety of reasons.

Some people may not be able to attend school full time. Others may double major or be in a program that takes longer than four years to complete. There are also instances where students develop different interests and change their major.

As I said, I had never planned on being a super senior, so when it became my reality, I felt defeated. Being a super senior made me feel like I was failing at college. During my fourth year of school, I witnessed many of my friends since freshman year filling out their graduation paperwork, applying to graduate programs, getting internships and co-ops, or looking for their first adult job. While I was happy for their success, it was hard watching my friends graduate without me.

Another unpleasant aspect of being a super senior is having to tell people you are one. I've lost count on the number of times friends and family have assumed I would be graduating and asked me what my plans were for the next year, and I had to awkwardly respond that I would still be finishing up classes for my degree.

As much as I didn't want to become a super senior, the fact was that I became one. However, I am currently in the last semester of my undergraduate studies and I must say that I am truly thankful that I got to spend that extra year in college.

Having the additional time in college gave me the opportunity to realize what my true calling was. I was able to take classes that I would have never taken on my pre-med pathway and I discovered that social science subjects like psychology and social work are actually my passion.

Once I realized I was in the wrong major and started taking classes that interested me, I actually started to look forward to going to class every day. Not only did I like my classes, but my grades improved immensely.

Another bonus to being a super senior has been the new relationships that have developed. Once all of my college friends graduated and moved away, I tried to find other people to spend my time with. I am so thankful for all of the new friendships I have made because of being a super senior. Had I not been in school that extra year, odds are good I would have never met them!

All in all, becoming a super senior was not part of my initial plan, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I was able to learn more about myself and what my passions are, as well as meet some amazing new people along the way.

In the end, it doesn't matter how long it takes for you to get that degree, all that matters is that you earned it!

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