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19 Things I’ve Learned in 19 Years

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at JCU chapter.
  1. Laugh as often as you can.

  2. Don’t subtweet. Don’t spread rumors. Don’t start up drama. Just wish well for everyone, wish peace to your enemies, and send love to your friends and family.

  3. Yoga is so good for the soul.

  4. Create a life that feels good on the inside, not just one that looks good on the outside.

  5. Your high school years are not the best years of your life. Don’t stress so much about making every moment perfect.

  6. That being said, there will be parts of high school that you will miss. Enjoy it.

  7. Stop comparing yourself to others!! Everyone has his or her own light, the only way to make yours brighter is to nurture and love yourself.

  8. Opening your skin will not set your demons free.

  9. Keep a journal. Draw. Write. It doesn’t have to be “good,” it just has to be honest.

  10. Pray. Pray when things are going well, pray when it feels like everything is going wrong. Just pray.

  11. Don’t let a bad morning ruin your whole day.

  12. Your mom can see a fake friend or a bad boyfriend/girlfriend before you can. (She probably won’t be able to resist saying “I told you so.”)

  13. Don’t say you hate your mom; you’ll wish you could take it back someday.

  14. You could be the juiciest peach in the whole world, but there will still always be someone out there who just doesn’t like peaches. Don’t worry about the people who don’t like you, don’t change to please them.

  15. Coffee is the closest thing you will get to liquid magic.

  16. Smile at strangers. Say “hello” and “good morning” and “thank you.”

  17. You have the power to form an unbreakable bond with your siblings. They are sometimes the only ones there to weather through the family drama with you.

  18. Don’t hold grudges. Holding in all that hate and anger hurts you more than anyone else.

  19. Gratitude is the key to happiness. Be grateful for the “bad” experiences, they are necessary to learn and grow. Be grateful for the good experiences, they get you through the bad.