23 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 23


In case you have not noticed yet, I am obsessed with birthdays and make sure everyone knows it and celebrate it for about a week. Sorry not sorry!

Turning one year older has got me thinking about what Ive learned over the past 23 years and how much I have changed. The last few years have definitely been the most difficult and confusing but yet the most fulfilling and the most I have ever grown. From being on my own for the first time since I was 15, to starting a new relationship, finishing school & graduating with a degree, trying to figure out my career and who I want to be, where I want to settle, etc. My 20s so far have been hard, stressful and confusing but I know I’m on the right path, and that everything will fall into place.


So in saying that, here are 23 things Ive learned over the years. 

1. No feeling, emotion, thought is permanent and you’ll get through the hardest times

2. Also, those hard times make you stronger and shape who you are

3. Life goes by fast so don’t take anything for granted 

4. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control how you react 

5. You can say no and walk away from toxic relationships 

6. Groceries are fucking expensive 

7. Always forgive, no matter how bad someone hurt you 

8. Differentiating from a true friend and just an acquaintance 

9. True love is real, just be patient

10. There is nothing better then the smell of coffee in the morning 

11. Taking time for your self and mental health is ESSENTIAL 

12. So is drinking shit loads of water every day 

13. You CAN eat healthy when your on an extremely tight budget 

14. Don’t give a shit what people think about you, people are going to talk and judge you no matter what. Your not living your life if your constantly worried what others think. Put your head down and do your thing

15. Do things outside of your comfort zone, you’ll be glad you did. 

16. Booking your own appointments suck 

17. Don’t try to fix or change people, if they don’t want to be in your life thats their loss 

18. You can eat avocado with pretty much anything 

19. Always take your makeup off and brush your teeth after a night out 

20.  Meditation is awesome 

21.  My mom always knows whats best

22. Dont be afraid to fail or lose, thats how you learn. Shake it off and keep going

23. I really don’t think I’ll ever be to old to get PUMPED about my birthday 


Sleep rompers are also a new fav of mine 


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  2. Steph says:

    Love this post! I’m so inspired by and proud of you! Keep up the amazing work!

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