#20. I’m Blessed

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” – Steve Maraboli Well, here it is you guys. The last post of the series. On my 21st birthday, I’d like to share with everyone…

#19. Learn to Accept Criticism

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill The 19th thing I’ve learned while being 20? #19. Learn to accept criticism  Criticism: (n.) The expression of disapproval of someone or something based…

#18. The Best Way To Cheer Yourself Up: Cheer Up Someone Else

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves” – Helen Keller The 18th things I’ve learned while being 20? #18. The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up someone else Over the last year, I’ve spent days brainstorming a ‘go-to-method’ of cheering myself up….

#17. Lust isn’t Love

“Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.” -William Penn The 17th thing I’ve learned while being 20? #17. Lust isn’t love We live in a world where sex and women are portrayed as objective and obtainable…

#16. We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

“Don’t ever wonder because you deserve the best. Once you reach the top, you’ll never question why you left.” – John Legend The 16th I’ve learned while being 20? #16. We accept the love we think we deserve I recently saw what has become my favorite movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s a beautiful…

#15. Will It Matter a Year From Now?

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom The 15th thing I’ve learned while being 20? #15. Will it matter in a year from now? Looking back on my life a year ago, most things are different. When you’re frustrated, I suggest asking yourself, “Will this…

#14. It’s OK to Say, “No”.

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself” -Abraham Joshua Heschel The 14th I’ve learned while being 20? #14. It’s OK to say, “No”. For some reason we tend to feel like we must always say, “Yes” to people when they ask a question…

#13. There’s Only One Race: The Human Race

“There is no law that can change us- we have to change us.” – Macklemore The 13th thing I’ve learned while being 20? #13. There’s only one race: The human race Whether you’re Black, White, Latino, Asian, European, Jewish, Muslim, Gay, Lesbian, etc.- it doesn’t matter. There are six types of DNA that make up…

#12. You’re Never Too Young to Have a Bucket List

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau The 12th thing I’ve learned while being 20? #12. You’re never too young to have a bucket list This last year, I’ve taken a step back, and tried to realize the purpose of life. What’s the meaning of…

#11. With Time, the Heart Heals

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” – Nicholas Sparks The 11th thing I’ve learned while being 20? #11.With time, the heart heals. For so long I was convinced that the broken pieces of my heart would never heal, that the missing pieces would never fill. I…

#10. Nothing Compares to Utah

“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things- like home.” -Amelia Earhart The tenth thing I’ve learned while being 20? #10. Nothing compares to Utah I’ve visited and lived other places, and I can honestly say every…

#9. Faith is No Fable

“There’s no doubt I’m here to affect something or someone, I just have to figure out what that is. I don’t know when I’ll know or how I’ll know but I’m sure I will.” – Kurt Pascoe The ninth thing I’ve learned while being 20? #9. Faith is no fable I don’t know a lot…