My birthday is looming, peaking, and luring around the next corner and I’m feeling 22. (yes, Tswift, I feel you).

IMG_8784As a funny gift to myself I thought I would compile a list of things that I once thought were uncool.

Here are things I’ve learned over my last 21 years of living that I thought were so ~faux pas~ to go against.

  1. 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.
  2. Β You can re-wear your pajamas. (If you don’t sweat like a beast in your sleep).
  3. 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.
  4. Chores are soothing. I love to vacuum now. Those vacuum lines? Hot.
  5. 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?
  6. Natural hair is ~sweet~ and you don’t have to straighten it. Or curl it. Live and let live, amiright?
  7. Dress according to what you find attractive, not what others are wearing.
  8. Lipstick isn’t just for old people. It’s all the rage now!
  9. Being right isn’t always important. Sure, I MAY be right… but, it’s called compromise. πŸ˜‰
  10. 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?

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