February 22, 2012

20 Things I've Learned

I was going through some old blog posts that never got published tonight and found this one. I remember linking up with someone's blog for this "20 Things I've Learned," post. The instructions were to make a list of the important things you've learned in your life...from your own experiences, from things taught to you, quotes, things you've seen happen in other people's lives, etc.

Coincidentally, this post was almost exactly a year ago...
  1.  Confidence can get you so far. Be proud of who you are and what you do with your life.
  2. Don't ever regret anything. Even if you think you made a bad decision. It was obviously exactly what you wanted at that time in your life and it can't be changed.
  3. Selfishness might very well be the worst trait possible.
  4. Music cures all. A good song can be perfect for any moment.
  5. The past is the past. Everything about it got you to where you are today. Just don't let those things (or people) make it to your future.
  6. Family will always be there. Don't ever let them down and support them in all that they do.
  7. Life doesn't go the way you want it to, no matter how much you think you have it planned out. Things happen and lots of things change. So learn to be okay with what happens.
  8. Stereotypes suck, and judging people isn't cool.
  9. One person can completely change your life forever. And it might be someone you least expected.
  10. Mom is always right. No matter what.
  11. No matter how hard you try, you can't please everyone. So trying isn't worth your time.
  12. People are going to let you down. Even the ones you never thought would disappoint you. Figure out a way to handle it and how you deserve to be treated. Don't dwell.
  13. A sunny day can change your mood in an instant. 
  14. Everyone deserves at least a second chance.
  15. Being kind to someone doesn't take any effort at all and can make someones whole day. Nice strangers are the best.
  16. Trusting someone is hard. But once you feel like you can open up to someone and trust them with all you have, everything feels right.
  17. Don't ever give up. Accomplishing something is an awesome feeling.
  18. Have dreams and goals. Do anything you can to reach them. And don't let anyone talk you out of what you want.
  19. Forgiveness is a tough thing to do. But don't hold grudges. Deal with what it is, get over it, and go on with your life. And always leave loved one with good words. Anything could happen to them.
  20. Everything will work out eventually. Even if you have to go through rough patches, you'll get to where you need to be with the people that are meant to be in your life.


    1. Hi! I found your blog through Blogging Buddies. Your blog is great! And I love this list. I feel very strongly about all those things as well.

      xo Jen

      1. Hey thanks! Looking forward to reading your blog and having a new follower!


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