20 things I've learned/realized by 20

I've been 20 for 6 days now so it seems fitting to share some of my "wisdom"
  1. 1.
    Grades do not define me
    They didn't in high school, and they don't in college. I am more than a test score.
  2. 2.
    Go to class
    I know college seems easy and you think you're better than attending class, but you aren't. Or at least I'm not.
  3. 3.
    I have to deal with my feelings and talk about them
    I am still hella struggling with this concept.
  4. 4.
    Death happens and life will keep going
    This seems cold and impossible but it's the truth.
  5. 5.
    It's okay to not be okay
  6. 6.
    Don't eat McDonalds
    I know it always seems like such a great idea in the moment, but I always regret it.
  7. 7.
    Say yes more
    It's easier to say no to social outings, but I have to force myself to be social. It's better than not be invited to go out at all.
  8. 8.
    Say no more
    If I don't want to do something, than I don't have to do it.
  9. 9.
    It's okay to be selfish and I'm allowed to put myself first
  10. 10.
    Not everyone wants to be my friend
  11. 11.
    Let mom follow me on social media
    She means well and she misses me when I'm away at school.
  12. 12.
    Eat some veggies
    I know it's easy to get caught up in pizza and chicken nuggets in college, but there are veggie steamer bags for like a little over a dollar in the frozen section. Buy some.
  13. 13.
    As often and as much as you like.
  14. 14.
    Be nice
    I wish this wasn't something I had to even write. It's terrifying how many people don't follow this simple idea.
  15. 15.
    Music will always be there
    Listen to all of it. Make playlists for every occasion. Listen to sad songs and cry your eyes out, and then put on Party in the USA and dance until you can't breathe.
  16. 16.
    Some friends are just in the moment friends
    Not everyone is a forever friend, realize who those people are in your life and appreciate them while you can.
  17. 17.
    If I survived Zayn leaving One Direction and them taking a hiatus, I can survive anything
  18. 18.
    Nothing good happens after 2 am
  19. 19.
    Ask questions
    In the classroom, to your friends, to the strangers you meet in random places. Everyone needs to learn more and be better listeners.
  20. 20.
    Be yourself
    I hope one day I get to a place where I'm not constantly freaking out about how lame everyone must think I am. It's okay to know every Friends episode word for word. It's okay to not always be the funniest person in the room. It's okay to be awkward and say the wrong thing sometimes. It's scary to unapologetically be yourself, but like that overly cliche annoying ass Oscar Wilde quote that makes me roll my eyes, everyone else is already taken. So you have no choice but to be you.