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22 Things I've learned

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I am 22 years old. Now for most adults, they hear that age and call me young and adorable! In fact, yesterday I had a client tell me I looked way too young to be in law school and asked if I was sure I wasn't still in high school. I'm not saying they aren't somewhat right, I am young and I am pretty dang adorable. But I still remember being 16 years old and thinking how long I still had until I was 21 and finally “grown up.” In high school, we think about what our twenties will be like. What will it be like to finally be an adult and have our lives figured out. Well let me tell you something, your twenties are the years when the adulting just beings. They are the years where you feel like a grown up and a kid all at the same time. Your twenties are the years where you are trying so hard to be taken seriously in a world full of people who appear to have their lives together. I do not have all the answers yet but I have learned a lot in my 22 years on this planet. Here are lessons that every 20 something-year-old should remember!

1. Not everyone will understand your journey. That's okay. You're here to live your life, not to make everyone understand!

2. There is nothing Nutella and a spoon can't fix!

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3. Make yourself a priority once in a while. It's not selfish, It's Necessary!

4. Be in love with your life. Every minute of it!

5. If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you!

6. Conquer your problems the way coconut oil conquers everything!

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7. Overthinking will destroy your mood. Breath and let go!

8. The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it!”

9. Balance is key. Let your eating habits range from supermodel to little kid at an all you can eat buffet!

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10. It's better to look back on life and say “I can't believe I did that” than to look back and say “I wish I did that!”

11. Embrace the glorious mess that you are!

12. Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons!

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13. You can't be nice all the time. Sometimes you just need to do the right things, not nice things!

14. Everything is figureoutable!

15. I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing!

16. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Small, large, circle, square, thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust, extra toppings…

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17. Being a little weird is just a natural side-effect of being awesome!

18. Life is a gift. Wake up every day and realize that!

19. It's up to you to capture the beauty in everyday little things!

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20. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!

21. Be the energy you want to attract!

22. Be authentic. Speak sincerely. Listen thoughtfully. Act compassionately and love. Always love. What we bring into our life becomes our life.

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