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67 thing I wish I had known at 18..... agree or disagree?

Posted by on Nov. 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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67 Things I Wish I Had Known At 18

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1. Boys will break your heart. Let them. Learn from it.

2. It’s so easy to become jaded, but don’t let it happen to you. Fight it.

3. Stand firm in your beliefs.

4. Love yourself. Sometimes you’re all you have.

5. Cherish the little things.

6. Order pizza at 3am on a Tuesday. It won’t kill you.

7. It’s okay to laugh at yourself. Embrace the imperfections.

8. You are the rule, not the exception. Life will be so much easier if you accept this now.

9. Make mistakes. If you learn from them, they won’t be in vain.

10. He’s lying, there is no fish tank. Go anyway.

11. Classes can be retaken. Life cannot.

12. Sometimes it’s better to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

13. The world is full of cynics – don’t become one.

14. Stop calling him. Stop texting him. If he wanted you, he’d be there.

15. Apologize when you’re wrong. Just suck up your pride and do it.

16. Bellybutton piercings are a bad idea. As are tattoos.

17. No one is perfect. Stop being so hard on yourself.

18. Hug your friends. Cherish them. Hold them tight.

19. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh.

20. Step outside your comfort zone.

21. Order a glass of water with every drink. It’s not lame. It’s smart.

22. A bad hair day really won’t kill you.

23. Dancing on tables should be reserved for special occasions, like birthdays and Thursday nights.

24. Don’t dumb yourself down for a boy.

25. Ignorance is not bliss. Study. Work hard.

26. Life is hard. Accept this and move on.

27. Don’t sweat the small stuff, but do sweat at the gym. Your health is your everything.

28. Tell your parents you love them every chance you get.

29. Stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks.

30. Forgive. Life is too short to be angry.

31. You are destined to be more than just someone’s wife. Act like it.

32. People will hurt you. Don’t stoop to their level.

33. Read a newspaper.

34. Sometimes the only person that you can rely on is yourself.

35. It’s okay if your thighs touch and your tummy isn’t perfectly toned. You’re still beautiful.

36. Don’t let your happiness depend on another person.

37. Push yourself. You’d be amazed at what you’re capable of.

38. Smile through the tears.

39. Don’t slut shame. Girls have it hard enough – don’t turn on one another.

40. It’s okay to ask for help.

41. He’ll never change. Let him go.

42. Trust your instincts.

43. Worrying causes wrinkles and Botox is expensive. Calm down.

44. Take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.

45. Love with everything you have.

46. Put down your phone and look around. Life is happening.

47. Stand up for yourself.

48. Confidence is everything.

49. Wash your makeup off at night. Seriously. Do it.

50. There are bad people in this world. Don’t be one of them.

51. Be honest with yourself.

52. Be honest with others.

53. You never need that last shot of vodka, but have it anyway.

54. There is a man out there who will not make you cry. Wait for him.

55. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

56. Your success will not be handed to you. Work for it.

57. Don’t waste money on expensive mascaras. Great Lash by Maybelline will always be the best.

58. Give back.

59. He does not define your self-worth. Stop letting him.

60. Life is uncertain. Tomorrow is not guaranteed; don’t take it for granted.

61. Your faith in everything you know will be tested. Push forward.

62. Be carefree, not careless.

63. It’s okay to cry.

64. You will fall, both literally and figuratively. Get back up.

65. Tequila is a bad idea, as is getting back together with an ex.

66. Fad diets never work.

67. Be gracious in all that you do.



by on Nov. 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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Mariagma3
by Wild Midwest Lady on Nov. 11, 2013 at 4:27 PM

 Great list. Maybe too much to know at 18. IDK~!

maryg38
by Sweet Mary <3 on Nov. 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM
I sure could have used this list 26years ago....especially #59
Moms_Angels1960
by Husker Babe on Nov. 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

I think we all wished we knew those all those years ago great list.

looneymom424
by on Nov. 11, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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Great list but we wouldnt know those then

ALolies
by Red Room Rebel on Nov. 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Good advice!

BL2010
by BL on Nov. 11, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Great list! Certainly wish I knew some of these years ago.

wenuck
by Moonshine on Nov. 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Good list!!
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over40bride
by Sister on Nov. 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

# 39 stood out for me because my 15yo DD preaches this all the time. She can't stand that girls do this.

MommyCuz
by Sister on Nov. 12, 2013 at 2:13 AM
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Let me add #68. Take a trip with your sister and create a memory to talk about when you're old.

Purplepanda170
by Sister on Nov. 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM

Yes, these are all things we wish we would have learned.  But I don't think we really learn these things until we hit our 40's.  Your list is so very true, but at 18  you think you know everything, and really you know nothing.

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