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26 THINGS I'VE LEARNED IN 26 YEARS.

June 7, 2018

 

Wow. June 7th. By the time you read this, I will already be 26 years old. It wasn’t long ago that this number felt so far away and foreign to me, and yet... here I am. 26 is not old by any means, but this ish is just bonkers. It’s quite entertaining and rather humorous to think about the things I THOUGHT I would accomplish by the time I turned 26, but also- it’s completely absurd how much I’ve change as a human being since being a younger me thinking such things. 

 

So here it goes, 26 things I’ve learned in my blessed 26 years on Earth...

 

  1. The solution to most problems is a hot shower and a good cry. 

  2. Dads give good advice. 

  3. I am not a good cook. But I am a good friend, and one day I will make a great wife.

  4. Self care is important. Make your emotional and mental health a priority.

  5. Middle school is awkward. For me and everyone else involved. 

  6. The world doesn’t revolve around me. Or you. 

  7. Orville butter popcorn is the only way. 

  8. Trust your gut. It’s always right. Yes, always.

  9. Learn to say no and don’t feel bad about it. 

  10. Don’t make excuses for people. If a guy texts you every day, but never makes plans to hang out, you’re not actually important to him. Move on. 

  11. Dogs are the only living thing in this world that love you more than they love themselves. 

  12. Do what you love. Live out your passion. You spend majority of your hours working, make sure you’re doing something you enjoy.  

  13. Pay your bills on time. Every time. 

  14. Set goals. Commit to them. And follow through. 

  15. Learn the difference between sharing and over sharing. I love to read your social media post about your new job and your new endeavors. I do not however, want to hear about the lint in your couch cushions, or the drama with your baby daddy. 

  16. People aren’t thinking about you as much as you think they are. 

  17. The truth will always be the best answer. Lies are too heavy to carry around and only get you in trouble.

  18. You’re not going to meet the love of your life in a bar at 2am. 

  19. Accept your body and learn to love it. It’s liberating. I’ve learned to love my flaws. There is no sense in stressing over something you can’t change. 

  20. Say your prayers. God is good. 

  21. TV was better in the 90s. Music was too. 

  22. Bangs don’t work if you have curly hair.

  23. Don’t wear Forever 21 shoes to an event where you’re gonna be standing the whole time. 

  24. Believe in yourself and you can do anything in the world. Cliché, I know. But be the go-getter and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. 

  25. Be present. Put your phone down at the dinner table. You will thank yourself later for creating memories the old fashion way. 

  26. Don’t change who you are for anyone. The right person(s) will love everything about you. 

 

Thank y’all so much for stopping by, for supporting me and constantly showing me love. I appreciate it more than I could ever put into words. Thank you for contributing to another year of feel goods in the blogging world. Cheers to the next! 

 

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Stay lovely.

 

XO, 

Brooke

 

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