17 Things I Learned by 17

  1. Music will be your best friend. Listen to as much music as you can. You’ll learn to love things you never thought you would.
  2. Letting go of someone is sometimes for the better.
  3. Life is meant to be lived. Live for yourself first, you weren’t put on this earth to please anyone else.
  4. Life is based on memories. Mistakes happen in split seconds, don’t let a moment of fault affect a lifetime of choices.
  5. Always be independent. The only shoulder that will always be there for you is your own. Don’t be afraid to break down in solitude.
  6. Do not base your happiness on anyone else. They will absolutely let you down every time. 
  7. Be your true self unapologetically.
  8. This too shall pass. Every negative point in you life will eventually come to an end.
  9. People leave, ‘the only constant is change’.
  10. Enjoy being young. Love that everything is spontaneous. As you get older, things become more and more scheduled out. Embrace the fact that you aren’t there yet.
  11. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, funnier, or more popular than you. The beauty of it is that it isn’t a competition
  12. Take photos of everything. Few years later you’ll be glad you did.
  13. It is always okay to cry. Always. Find a bathroom, bury your face in your pillow, and let it out. Cry in the shower. Cry when you need to.
  14. Pay attention to what people say when they’re angry. When you make up and they tell you they didn’t mean any of it, know that they did. Also know that they wish they didn’t. Forgive them.
  15. Stop caring what people think. The only opinion that matters is yours.
  16. Love yourself unconditionally. Do things that make you happy or are good for you. Never let other people define your worth. Live up to YOUR expectations and opinions, not others. The most valuable thing i realized this year is that i’m worth it. I deserve the best. No one has to save me, i love myself enough to be my own savior. I’m unstoppable and beautiful. And no one can make me feel anything less.
  17. Its OKAY to be different.


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