The Best Things I Have Learned About Life In My 21 Years

Grab the champagne! November 9th is here, which means it is my birthday! My 21st birthday to be exact! It is crazy to think that this day has come, and cannot wait to celebrate this special birthday! I have been through a lot during my 21 years, and feel like I have already learned so many valuable things about life that are worth sharing.
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Invest in yourself and your dreams
If you are close to me, then you know I have big dreams. I have dreams for this blog, and dreams for my future in general. The dreams I have are what keep me inspired and I believe I have what it takes to make those dreams come true. As I have worked my way towards my dreams I think it is so important to invest my time in the things that will get me closer to those dreams and goals.
“Never underestimate the investment you make in yourself.”
– Katrina Tatae
It is okay to be selfish
You are probably thinking, “you are nuts, being selfish is such a bad quality”, and I agree with you… sort of and sort of not. Of course, you should try and do the unselfish thing most of the time, and put others before yourself, but sometimes you need to think about what is best for you. It is okay to be selfish for your own well-being and happiness.
“It’s not selfish to to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
-Mandy Hale
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Don’t be afraid to be different
Individuality is so rare these days, and conformity can be comforting. But, there is nothing wrong with writing your own story, and going down a different path than others. It is important that you find what makes you unique, embrace it, and let your individuality shine.

“Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk on, but no flowers grow there.”
– Van Gogh
Say goodbye to negative people + Learn to be a positive one
Life is short. You do not need people in your life who are constantly putting you down, or creating a toxic environment for you. It is okay to terminate a relationship or friendship if you know that all it is doing is hurting you. Just say goodbye and let it go. Surround yourself with positive people who lift you up, instead of tear you down. With this being said… learn to be the one lifting others up instead of tearing them down as well. You do not want to be the negative person in someone’s life.
“One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.”
– Brigitte Nicole
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Kindness is not a form of weakness
So many people mistake being kind as being weak. This is absolutely not true, and do not let people think that just because you are nice that they can walk all over you. Learn to stand your ground and speak your mind in the kindest way you can. There is nothing wrong with being kind, it is one of the most beautiful characteristics one can have (and one our world needs the most).
“Kindness is free, sprinkle it everywhere.”
These are just a few of the most valuable things I have learned so far in my life. Of course there are many more things I could share, but I value these words of wisdom so much. If you could not tell… I am a huge fan inspirational quotes, especially on Pinterest. I love reading beautiful words that help me or explain how I am feeling!
By the way, I have ALWAYS had a huge crush on Chloe bags, but girl no one has the money for that! But, I found this one that is a very affordable dupe and I am OBSESSED!!! It comes in a beautiful blush color, too! I will link both below!
I hope you all have a lovely day, and I will try my best to keep you included in any birthday festivities that might happen on my Instagram stories! Thank you to everyone who has wished me a happy birthday so far! You have no idea how much it means. I love the little community we have formed here through the blog, and I am so thankful for each and everyone of you who follow along with my blog and life! You guys are the best!
Outfit details are linked below!!
Thanks for stopping by, Lovely!
xoxo,
Jade

 


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