19 Lessons for Year 19

Last year after my birthday, I wrote about 18 things I had learned in 18 years. This year I wanted to write about 19 lessons I've learned in the last year. Obviously some are going to be more serious than others, but this past year has been absolutely crazy in the best and worst of ways. I just can't believe how much has changed since my 18th birthday, and I've definitely learned a lot in my 19th year. 

My parents and sister came to visit me for my birthday/the Kentucky v. Alabama basketball game.
  1. At some point you will stop getting everything you want.
  2. Usually this is for the best even if you don't realize it at first.
  3. Boys are still dumb in college. Don't let anything make you think otherwise.
  4. Sometimes all you really need is to call your mom at 3 in the morning.
  5. You don't have to be friends with people you don't want to be friends with.
  6. There's literally no such thing as too many comfort color t-shirts.
  7. Even when you agree with Stephen A. Smith, he will still sound like he's yelling at you.
  8. Find friends who hate the same things you do.
  9. Even if you don't like the taste of coffee, you will learn to like it.
  10. Do the things you love even if you have to do them by yourself.
  11. Podcasts are great, and more people should listen to them.
  12. "Miracle" will always make me cry, especially during exam week.
  13. Sometimes you won't understand why something didn't work out. It's okay to let it go.
  14. Nothing is quite the same as your local Target and Waffle House.
  15. Never underestimate the power of a shower and a nap.
  16. The older you get the more you will realize you have no idea what you're doing.
  17. Find what you love and do it. Remember why you love it. Don't let everything else overshadow what you love.
  18. One day you will no longer be able to eat as much cheese as you want to.
  19. Your biggest competition and critic will always be yourself. Remember to give yourself some slack one and a while. 
xx, jKm

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