Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

Growing up you learn things you wish you would have known sooner.


I am 22 years old and every day is a new day to look back to learn and reflect.

I am now at a point in my life I am happy and I know my limits both physically and mentally. I know now that I am in no need to rush life. Stress is a big factor and once you notice that you find ways to reduce it. So I have made the choice and not rush my schooling right now. I decided to go to a part-time student in the upcoming semester. This way I can evenly focus on school and work which I know by springtime we will be getting busy. I'm going to work on me and maybe even take a vacation. I know I told many I would be graduating next semester sorry I lied I made this choice for me and I am not in any rush.

You learn that losing weight doesn't always mean the number on the goes down a few digits. It is knowing how your clothes fit. It is being comfortable in the body you are giving and making it look good. It is taking care of the body you are giving. After battling an eating disorder you learn that it is not fun to suffer in that pain, to see your family look at you as though you are dying. So please take care of your body.

Math does not get any easier and just when you think you're getting it, it changes. The formula's keep getting longer and more complex and before you know it that is imaginary numbers.

So here what I wish I would have known. I wish I could travel back in time and redo it all, but since I can't, I can only learn from what I have done and share with others so maybe they don't make the same mistakes I have. I refuse to relapse because I know my triggers and I keep learning new ways to deal with them.

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A list Of 15 Inspiring Words That Mean So Much

A single word can mean a lot.

Positivity is so important in life. A lot of times we always go to quotes for empowerment but I have realized that just one word can be just as powerful. Here is a list of inspiring words.

1. Worthy

Realizing your self-worth is important. Self-worth can really make or break a persons personality. Always know that you are worthy of respect. And also, never compare yourself to others.

2. Courage

Be courageous in life. Life has so many opportunities so do not be scared to grasp any opportunity that comes your way. You have the ability to do anything you have your heart and mind set to do, even the things that frighten you.

3. Enough

When you are feeling down and feeling that nothing you do is ever good enough, know that you are more than enough. And yes there is always room for improvement but when it comes to my self-worth I always have to remind myself that I am enough.

4. Blessed

Be thankful. A lot of times we forget how blessed we are. We focus so much on stress and the bad things that are going on in our lives that we tend to forget all of the beautiful things we have in life.

5. Focus

Focus on your goals, focus on positive things, and focus on the ones you love. Do not focus on things that will keep you from not reaching your goals and people that do not have good intentions for your life.

6. Laugh

Laughing is one of the best forms of medicine. Life is truly better with laughter.

7. Warrior

Through the good and the bad you are a warrior. Be strong, soldier.

8. Seek

Seek new things. Allow yourself to grow in life. Do not just be stuck.

9. Faith

During the bad times, no matter the circumstances, have faith that everything will be all right.

10. Live

Start living because life is honestly way too short. Live life the way you want to live. Do not let anyone try to control you.

11. Enjoy

Enjoy everything that life has to offer. Enjoy even the littlest of things because, as I said before, life is short. And plus, there is no time to live life with regrets.

12. Believe

Believe in yourself and never stop. Believing in yourself brings so many blessings and opportunities in your life.

13. Serendipity

A lot of times we look for things to fill an empty void that we have. Usually what we are looking for comes when we are not looking at all. Your serendipity will come.

14. Create

Share your ideas with the world. Creativity brings change to your life. However you chose to use your creativity do not be scared to show your intelligence, talent, and passion.

15. Love

The world is already full of so much hate, so love unconditionally with all your heart.

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I Started My First Full-Time Job Today — Here's What I've Learned So Far

The first day of a 9-5 can bring many surprises and good memories.


So, I started my first full-time job this week. It is an editorial internship with a local paper in the downtown area of my city. It's a regular 9-5, and I am seen as part of the newsroom, not just an intern. This past week has been exhilarating, exhausting and a phenomenal learning experience.

Firstly, the people are amazing. I was super lucky to join a team of people who are not only kind and encouraging, but great at what they do and willing to help. It can make such a difference when adjusting to a new job to be surrounded by people that help you to grow instead of making it more difficult.

Secondly, working all day long is tiring, but there is nothing better than putting your feet up at the end of a long day. Having never worked a full-time job before this summer, you can bet I could barely open my eyes after my first day. You will be tired on a level you never thought possible, and you will need to remember that there is an adjustment period. The good thing is, you adapt pretty fast to your new schedule. Just allow yourself plenty of time to sleep at night, and the adjustment will follow.

Thirdly, it's OK to be a beginner. I think so many interns feel insecurity about the fact that they are not entering their fields as experts, but it's important to remember that you are a beginner and that is fine. You are there to learn and grow in your field, not to be a perfect example of success. You will have lots of questions, and that is OK. You will make mistakes, and that is OK. And every day will be a new chance to grow.

Overall, I'm excited to continue on with my internship. I am excited to finish adjusting and push myself to see what I can achieve this summer. As long as you keep a positive attitude and remember to relax, you will be in for a very rewarding experience.

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