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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nineteen Things

Today is my nineteenth birthday! It's hard to believe I'm starting my last year as a teenager. I'm not really a huge fan of list posts, but I'm going to make a list of eighteen things I learned over the past year, and nineteen goals I have for this upcoming year.

1. Change is good, even if it is challenging.
2. There are some friends that will be there for you no matter what. Value them.
3. How to do my own laundry.
4. Simple pleasures are sometimes the best ones.
5. How terrible the Boston T is.
6. A ton of stuff about anthropology that I won't use, but found interesting.
7. You don't have to drink to have fun.
8. My alcohol limit.
9. Sometimes you have to walk away from a situation when things aren't working out.
10. Lend a hand, but only if it doesn't bring you down.
11. How to make an excellent paper airplane.
12. There's always one teacher/professor that will change how you look at the world.
13. You don't need a lot of friends, you just need good ones.
14. Daring to be different can be awesome. Read: Dinosaur suit.
15.  Jury duty is a royal pain in the butt.
16. Other people have opinions. You might not share them, but listen to them.
17. Loving someone isn't enough, they have to love you back.
18. Being a legal adult is kind of a pain.

I did a lot of different things when I was eighteen! I graduated high school, moved from Singapore, and finished my first year of college. It's kind of crazy that my life changed that much in the course of a year-- thankfully I have plenty of friends who did the exact same thing. Regardless, it was still a total whirlwind of a year that I could not be more grateful for.

Now, here are nineteen goals I have for being nineteen.

1. Don't skip the gym.
2. Be slightly less sarcastic.
3. Study more.
4. Sleep more.
5. Do not fail computer science class.
6. Explore everywhere I get to go.
7. Smile more.
8. Give up less.
9. Laugh more.
10. Read more.
11. Get a job on campus.
12. Get better at blog photography.
13. Be a better daughter, more consistently.
14. Become a better ice-skater.
15. Start dancing more.
16. Work on aerial silks.
17. Be flexible.
18. Blog more consistently.
19. Become a better person.

This picture was taken by my friend right before I left Boston. I surprised her and brought a kite to the park-- she just thought we were  going to try and take cute pictures. I hope as a nineteen-year-old I'm more spontaneous, like this day at the park!

I'm actually baking a cake with my best friend from Singapore today, which I will write about in another post. I feel so bad that I haven't been blogging much lately. Regardless, I'm going to be posting biweekly while in China, and then when I get back I'm going to do a giveaway with some stuff I get there. Then consistent posting until the school year starts again...

1 comment:

  1. happy birthday! I like 7 & 13 from the 18 things. totally agree!

    as for blog photography, always take photos in landscape :)



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