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Turning 21: A Reflection, A Life Milestone

By Michiemichiee

I’ve always been the girl that gets excited for her birthday! I’ve always been the girl that will count down the days leading to her birthday.But this year with the BIG 2-1 birthday fast approaching, I don’t feel as overly excited as my other birthdays. And now its tomorrow and I still am not jumping up and down like I used to!Now why is that?Adulthood?Pressure?Expectations?These things come to mind.Turning 21, people have this expectation of you to start acting like a responsible adult. Big life changes, big decisions, it’s all so scary. For me, it’s definitely a time of transition and a time to make the changes that I want.I found this quote recently which I love; “21 is that magical age when suddenly all the things your parents taught you, whether you wanted to learn them or not, starts to look like pretty good information.”
21 things I learned turning 211.   Procrastination is bad, don’t leave things to the last minute.2.   There will always be someone that will put you down, no matter how hard you try to make them happy.3.   A relationship is based on trust, honesty and communication.4.   People can change, they can turn from the most loving person to your worst enemy.5.   Smiling instantly makes you more attractive.6.   It’s good to laugh at yourself sometimes.7.   Food is amazing.8.   No matter what you do, your family will always be there for you.9.   It’s not too late to chase your dream, never give up.10.   It’s not just about the end destination; rather it’s about the journey and the memories.11.   Saying sorry is not overrated.12.   You can do anything if you put your mind to it.13.   Skinny is out, curvy is in.14.   Crying is not a sign of weakness.15.   Being weird is better than being like everyone else.16.   Grades may not be the most important thing, but it is important.17.   You can learn a lot from movies and books.18.   There is a difference between being nice and being kind hearted.19.   Being in love is awesome.20.   Do not pop a pimple, it leaves a mark, seriously, I know.21.   There is always something to be thankful for like your family and friends.There you have it. This is my 21 things I have learnt turning 21, as a result of my experiences and memories. Hopefully, I will learn many more in my 20’s.
~ I’ll be a year older; hopefully I’ll also be a year wiser.~
Michelle L

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