20 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Turning 20 Years Young
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20 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Turning 20 Years Young

Some things to learn and live by.

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20 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Turning 20 Years Young
Frances Ackerman

1. It is OK to say no to things, you need time for yourself.

2. College is not like it is portrayed in the movies.

3. How to balance a checkbook.

4. You will always want your mom to take care of you when you are sick.

5. Friend groups change.

6. Friends change. You grow closer with some and sometimes you grow apart.

7. It is OK to not be OK.

8. College is not scary but deadlines are.

9. The older you get the more you appreciate practical gifts.

10. The sooner you learn to cook the better.

11. Warm up leftover pizza in the oven, not the microwave! (This is for those of you who can eat gluten!)

12. Talk with your professors, they want to help you.

13. Yoga is a good workout. (I used to think it was silly but now I love it!)

14. Your family is only a phone call away.

15. You are never too old to watch Disney movies!

16. Driving is not as fun as I thought it would be.

17. It is better to give than to receive.

18. Genuine relationships require time investment.

19. It is OK to ask questions.

20. "Count your blessings" — wise words to live by from my sweet Grandma.

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