Well, I finally turned 18 yesterday. The past year has been one of the best in my life, from senior year, graduating high school, celebrating my results to starting university. Everything I’ve been through had a bitter sweet feeling different from the other. But today I’m sharing with you 8 things I’ve learned this year just before turning 18.
Give yourself a night off alone. Make one night a week your night to do nothing. Personally,with everything going on right now in my life, it’s extremely easy to get overwhelmed. Spend a night re-reading your favorite book, listen to your favorite music or take a walk by yourself. You need this.
If you learn to like black coffee, your life will be a lot easier. Weather you’re late for a lecture or not, black coffee is the easiest decision to make.
Never miss an opportunity to tell people you appreciate them. Even with a simple ‘thank you’, don’t miss a chance to tell someone you’re thankful for them being there. It’s a terrible feeling to lose someone important to you and not remember the last time you told them how much you cared.
It’s okay to be the only one. Whether you’re the only one staying in on a Thursday, the only one dancing, or the only one saying nothing.. it’s okay. Life isn’t about fitting in, In fact, it’s the moments you’ll remember the most. Don’t be afraid of being different.
If you have a dream, go for it no matter what. Prove the ones who doubted you wrong. Work for what you believe and follow your passion.
Say hi to a stranger more often. It makes a difference looking at someone, smiling and saying a brief hello. I guarantee it will make their day, and your brain will do that whole thing again where it automatically think you’re happy,
Write more often. Words are hard, they’re even harder to say most of the time. For me, if i can’t say it, i write it. It’s a wonderful habit to get into. (write as if you’re the reader, that’s the secret)
Be grateful. Be grateful for your health, school, collage, family and friends, food, and the list goes on. There’s a million thing to be thankful for. Even having the chance to be able to wake up each morning and knowing you have a full-scheduled day, is most amazing feeling! Always be grateful, don’t take anything for granted. They all come and go.
I hope i maybe taught you a few things. Always remember to be who you are and to not let anyone bring you down. People are different, and different is amazingly special.