20 Things I Learned Before 21

Well today is my favorite day of the year, it’s my birthday! I finally made it to 21, whew! I know Tuesdays are usually political, but this week I’m going to switch things up in light of the Facebook live broadcast I have scheduled for this Thursday, October 1st at 7:30 pm, regarding the case of Breonna Taylor. Make sure to check out the post that I wrote last Thursday, to be engaged in the conversation this week.

Today I just want to share with everyone twenty things that I learned while I was 20. There definitely were more than twenty lessons this past year, but these are the top of the list, so without further ado, here’s twenty thing I learned in year 20.

  1. Every problem you have, no matter the cause or who else is involved, is YOUR problem to work through.
  2. Credit is a game, but we all need to be on the winning side. Build your credit by making purchases and make sure to always pay AT LEAST your minimum balance when things are due.
  3. You will find peace nowhere if you don’t have it on your own
  4. Mental health issues are real and it’s okay to not be okay sometimes
  5. It’s okay to get/want/need help
  6. Everything in life is a game of balance, keep your scales even
  7. Love alone is not enough to fix things with people
  8. When you invest in yourself, you are not missing out on anything
  9. Live life in terms of sufficiency instead of scarcity; if you’re always worried about what you don’t have, or running out of what you do have, you’ll never be able to truly enjoy anything
  10. Don’t kill yourself for a job; they don’t give a damn about you
  11. Invest time in things that make you happy, regardless of the stigmas that they may have.
  12. It’s okay to be passionate, loud and outgoing, but it’s also okay to be shy, quiet, and reserved; be you at all times
  13. Speak up for what you believe in
  14. Make boundaries EVERYWHERE and stand on them; if you know you do/don’t want to do something, say it and mean it
  15. If you want to smoke weed, grow your own because this stuff out here now is getting crazy
  16. Move at your pace, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re moving too fast/slow
  17. You don’t have to be 100% sure of every decision you make; trial and error is a great teacher
  18. Keep all receipts and important documents stored in a single, organized location
  19. Save money; trust me, that food at home still tastes just as good today as it did yesterday
  20. Live in love, passion, and understanding for others

I am so grateful, so blessed to have made it this far. I am constantly learning and growing and I accept all the things that life has for me. Thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes, for all the love and continued support. I hope this day is as great for everyone as it has been for me.

Thanks for another chance to #TakeALook at things with me this Tuesday!

5 thoughts on “20 Things I Learned Before 21

  1. These are all sound lessons. Wonderful that you learned them early. Keep them ever before you. Oh where is God in these 20 lessons? Did you learn anything new about him?


  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! You are an amazing young lady! I am so proud of you and your growth. God knows, I can’t wait to see you and your sibling in your 30’s then 40’s. Hell, I’m definitely enjoying ya’ll 20’s.

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