19 Lessons I've Learned In 19 Years
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19 Lessons I've Learned In 19 Years

Each year brought a whole new meaning.

19 Lessons I've Learned In 19 Years

It honestly feels unreal to me that I'm turning nineteen in a few days. These past nineteen years have had its highs and lows but I would not change anything that has happened to me. These are some of the many things I have learned these past nineteen years.

1. Your family is your biggest supporter.

No matter what, your family will always, support you in anything you do.

2. You are beautiful no matter what others say.

You are beautiful just the way you are, and no one should ever make you feel otherwise.

3. Enjoy every moment!

Life goes by so fast, don't dwell it on a test you failed or something else that won't matter in a few years. Enjoy the time you have with your friends and family, It goes so quick.

4. It gets better.

I promise you it does.

5. Don't be afraid.

Don't be afraid of what others think of you, the only opinion that matters is your own.

6. Everything happens for a reason

Just know that everything will end up being okay.

7. Laugh more.

Laughter is the best medicine, be happy, and always smile.

8. Friendships don't last forever, and that's okay

Friends come and go, but eventually, you will find the ones that will stick around forever.

9. Be strong.

Life is hard, but don't let that be the thing to break you. Keep going no matter what.

10. Love will find you.

You never know when you'll fall in love or when it will find you. I didn't think I ever would fall in love again, but I did. And I'm the happiest I've been in a long time.

11. Be kind

Always be kind to others, because a little kindness goes a long way.

12. Stand up for what you believe in.

Today I am no longer afraid to stand up for what I believe is right, and I'm very proud of that.

13. Your scars don't make you weak

These scars proved that you're stronger than you look and that you are alive for a reason.

14. Believe in yourself

I had a tough time believing in myself growing up, just take a deep breath in and do whatever your heart desires because people believe in you.

15. God has a plan

I lost faith in God growing up, but recently I started going back to church and my faith in God became restored. No matter what happens, God has a reason why he's putting you through a tough situation.

16. It's okay not to be okay.

It's okay to cry, it doesn't make you weak one bit.

17. People care

There are so many people who care for you, you just have to look.

18. See the beauty in others

Even when they don't see it in themselves

19. Love yourself

Over the years I've learned to love myself for who I am and that's the most important thing. I couldn't be happier.

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