Before I turn 20 tomorrow, I am reflecting on what the past year has taught me.
Some lessons I learned over my 19th year.
Going on, living your life doesn’t mean you have healed from the past.
Love everyone, but make them earn your trust.
Thanks dad for telling me this after a huge life change happened.
A lot of people over promise and under deliver, so when someone promises you the world, take it with a grain of salt.
There are secret opportunities in every failure.
Learn to love yourself as you are.
You can’t always look to others for validation. Learn to tell yourself that you are enough.
Peace is there when you stop looking for the next best thing.
Peace doesn’t come from being cool or owning nice clothes. Peace comes when you’re vulnerable, when you serve others, read your scriptures, say your prayers, and seek to do God’s will.
Don’t get serious or too hard. Life is meant to be enjoyed.
There were moments I thought I needed to have it all figured out, but no, I don’t. I need to just live and have fun. You just need to let go.
Choosing to look around at all of the amazing things happening in your life, makes you so much happier.
It definitely doesn’t erase the bad things, but it allows you to be grateful and present in today seeing all that you have.