21 Things I Learned at 21

21 Things I Learned at 21


Here are a list of the tips, tricks, and life hacks to keep you healthy, happy, and humble by the time YOU turn 21.

1 • If you try to make everybody happy, you’ll end up making nobody happy. Including yourself.

2 • Don’t be afraid to ask. Worst case is you will get a no. But if it’s a yes, the upside is much greater!!!

3 • Blood isn’t always thicker than water.

4 • You will always care about the people you once loved.

5 • Embrace your inner child.

6 • You NEED to get rid of the toxic people in your life.

7 • If someone wants to walk out of your life, let him or her and don’t look back, trust me on this one.

8 • Sometimes the hardest person to be honest with is yourself.

9 • You will never run into your ex when you’re feeling cute. You will run into them in a parking lot, exhausted with no makeup on, almost completely worn-the-fuck-out.

10 • The grass isn’t greener on the other side. The grass is green where you water it.

11 • When it’s after 2:00 a.m. just go to sleep. Because the decisions you make after 2:00 a.m. are the wrong decisions  – How I Met Your Mother.

12 • There’s a huge difference between growing up and aging.

13 • On the really hard days, take life 5 minutes at a time.

14 • You are not obligated to validate your life or your relationships on social media.

15 • A day spent doing something you love, even if it’s binge watching series on Netflix in your pyjamas, is not a wasted day.

16 • Back up your files. Always, always, always backup.

17 • Never think you’re the exception, because nobody is.

18 • You are the person you’ll spend the majority of your time with. Make sure you like your company.

19 • Real change usually comes in the form of painful life experiences that leave you forever altered.

20 • Grades really aren’t that important, put your health first, always.

21 • Getting older sucks so don’t wish your life away.

Have you learned anything over the years that you’d like to pass on? If so, let us know in the comments! 🙂

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Kirsty xo



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  1. Honest and insightful post! I have to admit #9 made me giggle (we should just accept that by now right?) xxxxx


  2. Those are good advice.

  3. I loved reading this, amazing post hun! I loved the advice, and it’s something I need to take on board (getting toxic people out my life etc)
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  4. Totally agree with so many of these! I’d say one important thing I’ve learned is that sometimes people change and you drift apart and it’s not necessarily anyone’s fault, that’s just life.

    Megan | http://meganjeann.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. I love this so much! Especially number number 8.

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