19 things I learned before 19.

Two days ago I turned 19, and that's pretty crazy. This officially marks the beginning of the end of my last year of being a teenager. And throughout my years as a teen, I think I've picked up a thing or two. So, here are the nineteen things I've learned before 19.

1. No matter how hard you try not to be, you'll always end up being yourself.
2. Don't let anyone tell you your passions are stupid, go after them with all you've got.
3. There will be people in your life who claim they want what's best for you but don't, weed them out. 
4. It's not shallow to like clothes.
5. You're not selfish for needing to put yourself first sometimes. 
6. Don't sacrifice who you are to fit in with people who are temporary.
7. Dance, even if you're bad at it and everyone's watching.
8. Get really comfortable being by yourself.
9. Even though you might still struggle with it, comparison is stupid. 
10. Be open to possibilities; you never know who or what you might find.
11. Hummus is amazing, your mom has no idea what she's talking about. 
12. College will be the best and worst thing that's ever happened to you. 
13. Take lots & lots of pictures, who cares if people think you're being obnoxious. 
14. Wear whatever you like, and stop being so hung up on what people will think.
15. Don't take the bus at night.
16. Having a good cry is good for the soul.
17. You'll have all of your "Come to Jesus" moments in your car, and people will see you. That's fine. 
18. There's nothing wrong with spending lots of time with family. 
19. Be fearless, and make lots of mistakes. 

And there you have it, all of my lessons learned in my nineteen years of life. Here's to many more birthdays, blog posts, and life lessons.

Until Next Time,

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