Growing Up: 21 things I know to be true

Being a 21 year old is hard! You’re not that old, but you’re not that young. Here’s a few things I know so far…

1.) You have to ask for what you want.

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2.) “Time Flies” isn’t just another cliché saying.

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My college years have gone by much faster than I ever thought they would (or wanted them to).

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3.) Everyone has their own personal brand of crazy.

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4.) “Networking” is the most necessary of necessary evils.

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5.) Nobody is ever entitled to anything.

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6.) My parents actually knew a thing or two…or three…OR 400 THINGS.

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Why do they always have to be right??

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7.) Failure is unavoidable.

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Keep trying, you’ll get there.

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8.) Singing “Let it Go” at the top of your lungs is a legitimate form of therapy.

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9.) Asking questions is the quickest way to get your answers.

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10.) Waking up early and going to the gym will never be easy nor enjoyable.

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11.) Ice cream is always a good idea.

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You deserve it!

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12.) Self-awareness will take you far.

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Having a clear understanding of yourself allows you to identify what improvements could be made and what you are already awesome at.

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13.) Whether around people, or alone in your room, you should dance.

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Shake it off!

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14.) Nobody has any of the answers, make that s#!t up.

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15.) Whew, everyone’s family is just as insane as mine.

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16.) Yours or someone else’s compliment can go a long way.

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17.) Everybody needs an editor.

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18.) Hard work isn’t always recognized, but it is absolutely necessary.

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19.) You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward.

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Go for it.

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20.) Always take the stairs.

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If it seems easy, you could be doing it wrong.

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And Finally…

21.) Life is too short to pretend you don’t love Taylor Swift.

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