My birthday is looming, peaking, and luring around the next corner and I’m feeling 22. (yes, Tswift, I feel you).
Here are things I’ve learned over my last 21 years of living that I thought were so ~faux pas~ to go against.
- You don’t have to wash your jeans after one wear. If you don’t stink it up, you can re-wear and re-wear to your heart’s content.
- You can re-wear your pajamas. (If you don’t sweat like a beast in your sleep).
- Leftovers are OKAY. Actually, they’re the best. When my mom said we were having “leftovers” I knew it was going to be a bad night. Now, I live for leftovers.
- Chores are soothing. I love to vacuum now. Those vacuum lines? Hot.
- Glasses are cool. Well, the right pair anyway. Tell that to my 11 year-old self and you’ll get an eye roll. Am I right mom?
- Natural hair is ~sweet~ and you don’t have to straighten it. Or curl it. Live and let live, amiright?
- Dress according to what you find attractive, not what others are wearing.
- Lipstick isn’t just for old people. It’s all the rage now!
- Being right isn’t always important. Sure, I MAY be right… but, it’s called compromise. 😉
- Education, and the right to it, isn’t a chore but a privilege. When I was in middle school I took for granted the brilliant education I was given. Now, looking back on it, I am extremely appreciative of all the people who have helped me succeed both academically and personally.
Would you add anything to this list? What was the 10 year-old you like?