Hey guys, welcome back to TNTH!
Last year, I did something similar to this by listing 22 Things That Happened/I Learned While Being 22 in a post, and hey, the time of year has come around! Today is my last 24 hours being 23 years old and for the most part, I am glad this age is coming to an end. 23 was a rough one, and you can read more on this in yesterday’s post: “23: A Self-Reflection“.
Without further ado, here’s the list of 23 things:
Things That Happened:
- I launched TNTH on my 23rd birthday.
- I unexpectedly lost a family member.
- I finished my first year of grad school in the Spring.
- I went on my first getaway with my partner to Poughkeepsie over the summer.
- I cut about 5-6 inches of my hair over the summer.
- I got to go to Pennsylvania over the summer and during the holiday season.
- I started my second (and final year) of grad school in the fall.
- I got a second tattoo on my right arm that says, “write.”
- My family and I got a black cat named Babygirl.
- I rang in the new year with my extended family.
Things I Learned:
- You’ll never know what would happen unless you take a chance.
- Life is way too short to ever go to bed on bad terms with yourself, somebody else, life, etc.
- Never doubt your abilities, even when you’re at your lowest.
- Make and share memories with the person you love.
- Control is your worst enemy and losing it will drive you mad.
- Family dynamics don’t change, you just begin noticing the type of people they truly are.
- Time waits for no one, no matter how ready you are or not.
- Make statements that show the world what you stand for.
- New beginnings after tragic endings are needed for healing broken hearts.
- Positivity and support aren’t measured by the quantities in your life.
- Stop getting full off of the “appetizers” in life and focus on your “entrees”.
- Patience equals peace and stillness in a crazy, non-stop moving life.
- If you’re uncomfortable with where life is taking you, just remember it’s taking you down an unfamiliar path that will serve some purpose in your personal growth.