26 things I've learned


I’m thankful that God has allowed me to live this long. I never saw myself living this long because I dealt with a lot of demons in my past that I did not see myself defeating. Yet, here I am. I am happy, successful, and have accomplished so much more than I ever imagined. Over the years, I’ve evolved into a strong, independent and caring woman. I can say with great pride that I’m proud of who I am and who I am becoming. I feel like I have a solid understanding of how to navigate life and want to share some key points I’ve learned. Read them, think about each word, and let me know which point resonates with you the most!

  1. You’re worthy of living.
  2. Don’t change a thing; your imperfections are what make you beautiful.
  3. You are not required to live up to the expectations your family has set for you.
  4. Smile when you’re angry and laugh when you’re sad.
  5. Confide in your parents for the issues you may be uncomfortable telling them. More than likely, they went through or felt the same things and hold the answer key.
  6. Killing yourself would be detrimental to the blessings God has in store for you.
  7. Fuck fear. Just do it.
  8. No one truly cares about what you do, so be who the fuck you want to be without any regrets or hesitation.
  9. Listen, digest, then react calmly and clearly.
  10. Be a role model, but not so much that you distance yourself from who you truly want to become.
  11. Mistakes transform you into a winner!
  12. No, you don’t need to shave!
  13. Love will always find you, but be selective in who you let in.
  14. Observe before you dive in.
  15. Be nice to your sibling(s).
  16. Think of your friend who makes you laugh the most. Then, ask her or him if they’re okay. Funny friends usually are hurting the most.
  17. Grudges make you stupid.
  18. God has a sick sense of humor.
  19. Spend as much time with your elders as you do your friends.
  20. Capture moments, but not so much that you miss experiencing the moment in real time.
  21. Yelling gets nothing accomplished.
  22. Walking away doesn’t make you weak or stupid.
  23. Men and women, alike, will try to steal your energy. Protect it with great caution.
  24. Haters are amazing motivators.
  25. Being a loner doesn’t make you weird.
  26. Don’t vye for the attention of others. Focus on self and the good ones will come to you.



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