23 things I’ve learned through the ages
Yes, this was on purpose.
1 year old: Non-verbal communication can be extremely effective (ok this ones a stretch I don’t remember being 1 but stick with it…)
2 years old: Home is whom you’re with, not where you are.
3 years old: Mom’s are the best.
4 years old: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
5 years old: Googling ‘sex’ in school is not appropriate.
6 years old: It’s fun to be the ‘new’ kid.
7 years old: Don’t be afraid to be strong- women make fabulous leaders.
8 years old: Fill your bookshelves, let them overflow.
9 years old: People come and go, what’s beautiful is that they shared a part of themselves with you along the way.
10 years old: Too much attention can be overwhelming.
11 years old: Belonging to a strong community is a privilege.
12 years old: I can be awkward, mighty awkward. Cornrows. Yikes.
13 years old: There are some things that we have no control over.
14 years old: Everyone has a story; don’t assume you know what someone else’s is.
15 years old: When asked to frolic in fields say yes.
16 years old: Be thankful for your ability to choose, your ability to challenge those around you, and the weight that your voice carries.
17 years old: We pick our friends, and we are mighty lucky that we are allowed this liberty.
18 years old: I like people that are unique, passionate, and a just a tad bit crazy.
19 years old: I like to dance.
20 years old: First impressions are funny, be aware that what we first think of people may very well be no indication of who they actually are.
21 years old: Challenges are fuel, throw yourself into the unknown, and get ready to impress even yourself. When something is safe it’s time to move on.
22 years old: Friends come in a surprising variety.
23 years old: Follow your intuition.