22 Things I Learned at 22

I’ve learned more life lessons in 2018 and 2019 than I have in my entire life so far. In honor of turning 22 this month, I decided to share 22 things I’ve learned that have impacted my life.

  1. Life is too short to not do what you want – Even if it means disappointing someone else
  2. True love exists – It’s the best feeling in the world
  3. Other people’s opinions are irrelevant – As long as you’re happy with yourself, that’s all that matters
  4. Fake it till ya make it – Having an “it is what it is” attitude gets you through a lot
  5. You never know what’s going on in someone’s life so be nice to everyone
  6. If life was easy, everyone would be successful – Work hard for what you want
  7. Don’t take the people you love for granted – Tell them you love them often
  8. Take every negative thing that happens in your life as a lesson and grow from it
  9. Appreciate the little things – It’s the little things that are actually the big things
  10. Social media isn’t that serious – 90% of it isn’t even real
  11. Don’t try to change who you are to fit in – You go nowhere
  12. God puts people in your life for a reason – Whether they stay or go
  13. You’re one of a kind – If people don’t realize that, then they don’t deserve you
  14. Speak up – Voice whatever is on your mind. Holding in your thoughts creates an unnecessary level of stress. Your voice deserves to be heard
  15. Time goes by FAST – Appreciate every step of your life, even the struggles
  16. Pick and choose your battles – Some things are just not worth fighting for
  17. You’re the only person you can trust 100% – Never rely on anyone else
  18. Always be open to learning new things – It’s okay to be wrong but don’t be ignorant
  19. What’s meant to be will be – Do your best at everything and if it’s truly meant to be, everything will work out
  20. Do things that scare you – Step outside your comfort zone. You’ll never know if you don’t try
  21. Gossiping reveals your own insecurities
  22. Life is better when no one knows what you’re up to

XO,
Kelley