LIFE LESSONS LEARNED

  1. Parents give solid advice.
    Solicited or not.
  2. Friends will come and go, and that's life.
    It's the ones you can count on to answer your phone call at 3 am crying that will always have your back.
  3. You aren't the same person you were in high school.
    brb while I burn all the pictures of me from freshman to senior year...
  4. Don't be afraid to try new things.
    I would still be living at home if I didn't move to a city I had never visited.
  5. Self confidence will do wonders for you.
    Learn to love yourself, first and foremost. Walk with a purpose. Stand tall. Wear the clothes you feel good in.
  6. Stand up for yourself.
    Hell hath no fury.
  7. Self care will only help you grow.
    In whatever form you can. It took me 15 years to see a therapist and I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
  8. There will never be a perfect time for anything.
    You'll stop waiting around for an excuse.
  9. Apply for jobs you think you are under qualified for.
    Chances are you have something they are looking for. After working retail my entire adult life, I never thought I'd be working a job in tech.
  10. You can't say "I love you" enough.
    I missed my chance to say it one last time and I regret it to this day.
  11. There is no such thing as too much ice cream.
    Always go for that extra scoop.