Junior Year of College from Home

Sitting here in my bed where I have spent a year of my college career doing work is crazy to think about. As I finish my spring semester, eager to get to summer and relieved that things are looking up for us all, I look back on how it all went. Mentally draining is only one way to put it.

“Zoom” was probably the most used word the entire year. Having to take an exam at a desk that doesn’t smell like school but instead a vanilla scented Bath and Body Works candle can be difficult when trying to focus (as pretty as it smells). Your mind is always on other things, for me it’s “What’s mom cooking downstairs?” or “Did I unplug my straightener?” and I could easily get up from my chair and forget I was in a class online. The struggle to find motivation while working at home is tough I know we all say it and experienced it. I would try to make it as fun as I could for myself but I gave up quickly because the thought of doing more work than I was expected stressed me out for once. I never had a problem with my work ethic until quarantine. The words “Take it easy” or “Have a day to relax” were never in my vocabulary because I’ve always been an on the go, full agenda, gal so when we all had no other choice but to essentially “do nothing” I was in panic mode.

Fall Semester wasn’t all that bad academically considering I had two classes that were taught in hybrid mode so I still had my “normal” class days to look forward to on those days. I would make the most of it by getting their early to make sure my laptop was ready to go, reviewed the chapter of notes in my textbook, and sip my iced coffee while sitting in an actual classroom. I felt like I had purpose on those days with sharper focus than I would have in my bedroom at home. Trying to work on team projects at home and not wanting to talk over someone is harder to accomplish than in person and I learned that quickly. Work and assignments were not terrible but not great considering these classes still had online portions as well as my other classes being completely asynchronous. The crispy fall weather seemed to keep me company but the daylight getting cut short at 4pm definitely didn’t help. As for cheer, having to do tryouts virtually was definitely something I don’t wish to do again. Seeing my friends through small boxes on my macbook instead of together in person wasn’t a great feeling but we pushed through (and I somehow was able to remember the entire section of routine we learned *pats myself on the back*). Just when we thought we might have a chance to practice in person, we were shut down so back to zoom we went. We were hopeful for another great season of basketball games on the sidelines together but unfortunately that wasn’t going to happen either. Of course we were all devastated but we knew the health and safety of us and those around us were more important. Watching games from home was still a lot of fun but I’m ready to be back for more crowd roaring winning games and doing what I love.

I kept myself busy over the very long and very nice winter break with winter classes to stay on top of my status to graduate on time. This definitely helped me stay focused and busy while still having some down time to do what I wanted. I also applied for a job at school and now I am the Marketing Coordinator for CSA at my school and it is so much fun! With not having a lot of real life exposure to my major, this was a great stepping stone to find out how good of a marketer I am and what I can improve on with what I have learned. It’s been so much fun so far and I can’t wait for what the fall will bring.

Closing in on Spring semester now and it went by in a blink of an eye it feels like. This has been a very challenging semester but we made it work. Fun events at school made my marketing job super exciting. Being pushed to all online for all classes was not super exciting however but we made the best of it even with my “What’s mom cooking?” and “Did I turn off my straightener?” types of questions still crossing my mind while listening to my lectures. Waking up ten minutes before class to make an iced coffee then log into zoom was fun for a bit but I can’t wait to be back in a classroom with in person instruction and wearing actual clothes instead of pajamas. I have learned a lot about myself this academic year and I don’t think I’d want to change it. I now know what I need to work on to be that self motivated person I used to be before and I now know that it’s okay to take it day by day to make sure you “have your head right.”

A lot is in store for me this summer and I can’t wait. Will I need to show my vaccine card AND id for my 21st birthday in July? Either way I am prepared….hot (and vaxxed) girl summer in full swing, watch out!

I’ve thought “how would life be if covid wasn’t around?” too many times. What would my life look like, did it change at all? What if I perfected my tuck toss at practice or mastered a new skill? Would I have done as well as I did online if the courses were in person? Would I still have interviewed for that job position even though cheer takes a lot of time out of my schedule and school comes first? Would I still be working at my old job? Would I still be the same person I was a year ago? It’s been a weird and unforgettable year for sure but here’s to a new normal 🙂

Winter must haves

I dread the winter months but I find it fun style wise. I like to experiment with different clothing pieces and really make the best of the cold! I’m going to share current must haves: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories that will keep your wardrobe warm regardless of the temperature.

It’s no surprise 90’s and 2000’s styles are coming back around and honestly, I am here for it. Neutrals and basics are two words that I love when it comes to fashion and they are the themes of the trendy clothing you see on your TikTok or Instagram feed these days. Specifically, colors like sage green and brown are very popular now in clothing and can be styled in many ways. Textures/patterns like patchwork, leather, corduroy, houndstooth, and cable knits are also big now in clothing. Basic pieces like plain sweatshirts, shackets, sweater vests, blazers, puffer jackets, jeans, and sweats are key to have on hand in your closet for your next insta photoshoot! Places like Princess Polly, Free People, ASOS, I Am Gia, Aritzia, and Zara are great places to find these because they are always up to date on trends.

Gold jewelry is always a go to! Thick gold hoops, big or small, and gold chains are all the hype right now and you can find them pretty much anywhere, even Amazon. Places that I like to get these pieces are Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, and Mejuri. These are more on the pricey side because they’re authentic gold jewelry stores but they are so worth the investment.

Baguette bags, and small shoulder bags bring back all the 90’s-00’s vibes! These bags are super stylish and go with any outfit. A plus is the practicality of them too. Many companies have hopped on the small bag trend with different patterns and textures like snakeskin, fuzzy, cow print, and crochet. Great places to find these beauties are Princess Polly, JW PEI, Cotton On, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, and even Amazon! Prada also makes great upcycled nylon bags as well if you are looking for a more expensive and chic option.

If you’re looking for trendy, cute and stylish sunglasses, the retro rectangular sunnies are it! Black and Tortoise are great colors that go with everything and you can find them at inexpensive places like Amazon. Sunglasses are one accessory that I like to find cheap because I tend to forget where I put them, or they break so I don’t feel as bad buying another pair.

Shoes shoes SHOES! The shoe that has been all the talk are the Retro Air Jordan’s. After all of my research I finally found a pair in my size and I have a feeling I will be wearing them everyday, I love these sneakers so much. I am a big street style girl so a pair of baggy jeans, a sweatshirt, and the air jordans is a great outfit. The two most popular colors that I am obsessed with are forest green and dark blue. Pairing a solid black or white top and a pair of black, blue, or brown jeans completes the look.

More sneakers that are making their comeback are high top converse. Specifically green and black, You can’t go wrong with a classic shoe like chucks. A pair of baggy sweats or jeans or a pleated skirt/tennis skirt, and gold hoops go great with these classics. I see Emma Chamberlain wearing these pieces all the time and she pulls it off SO well.

A pair of sneakers that I am utterly OBSESSED with are the Nike blazer mid 77’s. These sneakers can be worn with pretty much anything and look amazing, the high top look with the off white color and pop of black on the Nike logo makes these shoes look so clean and classic. These are a shoe that will stay in style forever IMO because of the basic color scheme and brand.

Along with sneakers, Dr. Martens boots make a great shoe staple in your closet and are very reliable when it comes to harsh weather. I love the Chelsea boot and the platform boot. They are another hefty investment but so worth it because they will never go out of style and are very versatile! Add some black sheer tights or cute white lacy socks and your look is complete for dressy or casual.

Below are some inspo pics that I love and use that I found on my Pinterest when I need some help choosing an outfit!

Summer Favorites

Since we are still in the midst of a global pandemic we’re called to self isolate leaving it difficult to entertain ourselves, stay healthy, and stay sane during the summer months. In these stressful and unknown times, we have a golden opportunity to focus more on ourselves, slow down, and really make the most of our time. Whether you are still in quarantine or you’re looking for new activities to try as your slowly going back to a “normal” life, here are my favorites that have helped me stay occupied.

Putting on light makeup even if I have nowhere to go: Some days a bare face just is not cutting it when I look in the mirror. These are my favorite products that are affordable and create a makeup-less makeup look with the perfect amount of coverage for everyday use and help you stay dewy/hydrated:

  • Glossier Boy Brow grooming pomade ($16): Visibly thickens, shapes, and grooms brows into place and is great for everyday use. I have this in the clear and the brown and I use it everyday like it’s my job, it’s amazing.
  • Glossier Niteshine highlighter concentrate ($20): I love the easy to apply brush it comes with, and a little goes a long way. After I apply my skincare after my shower or in the morning after I wake up, I put this on and it stays all day without smudging creating a luminous glow (great for summer).
  • Glossier Cloud Paint seamless cheek color ($18): A lightweight formula that instantly blends into a natural, flushed-from-within glow, creating a seamless buildable color. I use the colors “Puff” (pinky color) and “Beam” (peachy color) that are great for summer and stay on all day. If you are going to use foundation, concealer, etc, you will want to use a generous amount if you really want the product to show.
  • Glossier Lip Gloss Trio ($36): These high shine glosses are NO JOKE. Use these in your next Instagram selfie, you’ll thank me later. These are small and compact, perfect for your date night bag or your backpack. Packed with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil, these keep your lips soft and moisturized with an easy one swipe wand application.
  • Glossier Lash Slick film form Mascara ($16): I will never use an overpriced, clumpy, Too Faced or Benefit mascara anymore after using this one. Like, ever. Feels like nothing is going on but trust me, the VOLUME she gives….wow. On the Glossier site they compare it to having eyelash extensions and they are correct. This no clump, lengthening mascara is needed in your beauty routine. I can’t say enough good things about it I love it. The cute color pink on the bottle makes the mascara even better!
  • Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($20): I am sure you have seen your favorite celebrities or social media influencers rave about this product and to be honest, they should. This lip mask leaves my lips so plumped, hydrated and soft when I wake up. Small enough for your purse, or makeup bag or just on your counter because it is super aesthetically pleasing when it sits on the counter. The brush applicator makes this so much better too.
  • Laneige Lip Glowy Balm ($17): I can’t express my love for them enough into words. I have one in my school and cheer backpacks, my car, my purse, my gym bag….you name it, it’s there. They are not overly sticky and are a great base for a lip stain or lipstick! If I had to chose one kind to be my favorite, it would have to be Pear. It smells like green apple….no joke. If you are thinking of buying, try this one!

Podcasts: As it may seem from my many Spotify playlists, (you should definitely check them out btw, they are fire) I absolutely love music but some days we just need to distract our brains for a bit. In these cases, The ones I talk about here are the ones I listen to religiously (besides during quarantine) that bring me motivation, help me stay focused and make me feel good. I am a huge podcast gal and I think they are very beneficial for everyone regardless of age. You retain more information when you are listening to it rather than reading it (which is probably why I don’t like reading but that’s a different conversation).

If you have not listened to a podcast before, try it! Everyday is a good opportunity to get around to what we always put off or to pick up something brand new. In no particular order, let’s dive in:

  • Emma Chamberlain’s “Anything Goes” Podcast: I adore Emma so much. Her relatable, funny, inspiring attitude is so refreshing every time I listen to her. For being so young, she gives really great advice and her humor is unmatched. Sometimes I feel like we lived similar lives when we were younger. I have re-listened to her podcast episodes multiple times every day. I pick up on new things each time I listen to them and it makes me love her and her podcast even more. Whenever I need a break or a pick-me-up, I’ll play them on my Google Home while cleaning or trying to fall asleep, while I shower, with airpods in by the pool, or in the car. Basically I listen to her everywhere. She is amazing and I would check it out if you like her and her Youtube videos.
  • Gals On the Go Podcast with Danielle Carolan and Brooke Miccio: I feel so motivated when I listen to this podcast and I learn a lot about myself after each episode. I have been subscribed to Danielle on Youtube for a long time I love her energy and the types of videos she makes because they are up my alley of interests/goals, and she is also a college student. One great quality I love about this podcast is how real life and straight up they are. Being a Girl Boss is not easy and you have to work for what you want, not everyone has the same set of instructions for life.
  • Schnitt Talk with Ellie Schnitt: Ellie is insanely funny, relatable, smart and pretty and she shows that in her podcast. I actually take notes in my notes app on my phone when I listen to the episodes because her advise on dating, meeting new people, making friendships, and overall bettering yourself is great.
  • The Skinny Confidential: Lauryn and Michael are very educated for the types of topics they talk about and guests they have. This beauty, lifestyle wellness and business podcast is entertaining from start to finish. I learn SO much from one episode and I immediately try to make my life better from what they talked about or from what their guests have talked about. This is another podcast where I write down the important takeaways and really try to implement them into my everyday routine to be the best version of myself I can be.
  • Chick’s In the Office: You’ve probably heard of Ria and Fran. I feel like I’m sitting right next to them when listening because it’s so laid back and personal. Their “Friday Energy” and laughs make my mood so much better. They talk everything from entertainment, tv shows, celebrities, movies, to their lives, to Noah (their producer).
  • WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women: This podcast brought by the Wall Street Journal is all about empowering yourself financially. Successful women executives, workplace pioneers, self-made entrepreneurs, industry trendsetters and money-savvy experts reveal insights on how to get ahead, reach your goals, and achieve professional success. It’s inspiring how successful women can be in their desired fields and how they got there. The hustle is never easy but if you want it bad enough, you have the willpower to work for it. I have thought about my future in different ways when I first listened to all the stories these women talk about and what I want does not feel so out of reach. A great listen if you are looking to further yourself financially and become more successful in your passion projects.

Skincare: It’s safe to say that the stress of what is happening in the world has taken a toll for the worst on my skin. My sleeping and eating habits, caffeine consumption, and inability to keep a strong hold on my stress are all factors that played a role in me not feeling my best. Now that I have a strong routine for my skin, I have never felt better.

  • Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner ($28): This lightweight but effective toner is the match for combination to oily skin (especially for summer). red/irritated. The use of B3 is great for gently brightening and refining. I use toner mornings and nights in my routine and I don’t feel extra oily during the day, it keeps a good balance!
  • Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mask ($15): I’ve tried a lot of masks to help my skin but this one is by far the best. My face doesn’t feel irritated or dry after putting it on and it’s affordable. Free of sulfates, formaldehydes, and parabens, the absorbent Jeju super volcanic clusters help exfoliate reduce excess oil and minimize the look of pores.
  • Briogeo B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Caster Oil ($26): Caster oil is great for hair growth for eyelashes and eyebrows and this one has worked for me without clogging my pores. I’ve seen results of longer lashes within a week and I’ve been using this product for a month. What I love about this specific caster oil is that it’s organic and free trade!

Clothing: Wearing the same outfit/similar outfits everyday is a real thing during quarantine, here are some of my favorite easy outfit ideas that are casual, comfy and are socially acceptable to wear everyday.

  • Set Active: I live for the cute sets set active has! Affordable, great quality, and helps me feel motivated to get up and move.
  • Lululemon Aligns: You’ll never want to buy from anywhere besides Lululemon after wearing these. The softest, most fitting pair of leggings to exist with Nulu fabric and a high waisted fit.
  • H&M Sweatshorts: I wear these 24/7 they are so comfortable and can be worn for any casual outfit or for going to bed.

Activities: Last but not least…we need actual fun. These are some of the activities I found enjoyable during my time at home:

  • Mood Boards
  • Making TikTok’s (The amount of hours I spend on this app is concerning….)
  • Listening to new music or throwbacks (Click here for my Spotify playlists!)
  • Journaling (Helps me feel SO much better)
  • Working out (Chloe Ting shout out to you I have never looked or felt better about myself)
  • Tanning (Don’t forget SPF over 20!!)
  • Going on walks and runs
  • Taking online classes
  • Trying new recipes
  • Watching new Netflix shows (OBX was my favorite)
  • Calling/texting friends frequently

It’s insane that summer is almost over. Our day to day will be looking a bit different soon but just know you are not alone during these times and things will get better. Go outside and get some fresh air when you can, social distance, wear your mask (I beg), and take a breather! We’re in this together.

Xo

20 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Before Turning 20.

As I sit and revise this list in my first week as a 20 year old (ah!), I think back on my life so far. I have outgrown things that no longer suit me, I’ve had major character change, harsh reality checks, and life has thrown curveballs that I thought I could never handle. Despite these things, I continue to flourish and find myself. Without further ado, here are twenty life lessons I’ve learned along the way:

  • If they wanted to, they would.

Whether this be a friendship, or a relationship, if that person wanted to text you, wanted to see you, wanted to talk to you, they would do anything to make that effort. If they don’t, they never wanted to. Simple as that. This is definitely a hard pill to swallow sometimes but it proves they are not worth your precious time and you are better off without them, seriously. You had a life before you knew them and your life will continue after they leave. Always remember, the person who cares less has the power.

  • Work smarter, not harder.

This is something I struggled with especially in school until I formed new habits. Changing my ways helped me to maximize my time efficiently and feel more successful. Working smarter and not harder can mean different things to everyone. For instance it can be prepping your morning the night before so you save time in the morning in case you are running late, maximizing your time working out by focusing on one part of your body for 30 minutes a day, saving money during the week by cooking at home or shopping on sale or budgeting better. All it takes is 22 days to keep that new habit as your new lifestyle.

  • Do not force anything in your life.

Never force a relationship, a friendship, a job you really want, ANYTHING! Don’t.do.it. You will end up hurting yourself and tiring yourself out. It goes back to the “If they wanted to they would.” If it is meant to be, it WILL stay in your life. Patience is a virtue. The things in your life right now are there for a reason, they haven’t left, right? For the things that do make an exit, don’t beat yourself up over it. They aren’t mean’t for you because bigger and better things are on their way. Life happens for you not to you. Trust the timing, everything you want is coming your way.

  • Comparison will kill you, Confidence will lead you to success.

Everyone has the habit of comparing themselves to Instagram models, or their pretty friends and thinking they are not good enough. You are MORE THAN good enough. Not to sound basic or cliché but it is so true. Every person was put on this earth to be different. If we all looked the same, talked the same, and thought the same, life would be pretty boring. You are worthy, you are loved you are amazing. Be unapologetically you. Learn to love every bit about yourself, even on your bad days. The more secure you feel in yourself, the more success you will have. If you don’t feel it, act like it! This 100% helps and you end up attracting other high vibrational people as well.

  • They always come back.

Whether it’s three days, three weeks or three months, they alwaaays come back when you are doing good. If things didn’t end well don’t let them back in your life. They might try to sell you on the idea that they “changed” when they didn’t at all. Don’t give them the time of day, they are not worth it.

Now, for the ones that needed the time to make themselves better for you (yes, these people exist), keep them close. If they took it upon themselves to make themselves better for YOU, then they know you deserve someone who treats you like the amazing queen you are. Don’t take them for granted because you might mess up something great for you. Take it slow, don’t let them down because they worked hard for you.

  • Never apologize or feel bad for taking a mental health day.

Life sucks and college is hard. Keeping yourself healthy, especially mentally is so important for your overall wellbeing. Take that day to yourself: refocus, recharge, rebuild yourself so you can do better in school, better at work, better at being a friend and not feel like you are about to pass out. Everyone has these days, don’t feel stressed or feel bad about not getting up for that morning class or morning shift. Letting someone you are comfortable talking to about this know you are not feeling your best helps lift a weight off you. For school, most professors are very understanding of this and they really do care about you. Talking about how you are feeling is something that should be normalized more with people you are comfortable talking to especially in an academic setting away from home.

  • Choose the people who choose you.

Always surround yourself with people who genuinely want to hang out with you. It seems like nowadays people only hang onto toxic friends because that’s all they know, but it takes some inner searching to know what kind of people you want to be with who make you feel good, uplift you, don’t get jealous or bring you down if you are on a great path in life. You deserve your hype group!

  • Growth is not constant.

As someone who deals with the anxieties of growing pains, growth is NEVER a constant happy ride. Relapsing happens a lot. Don’t let it discourage you however, it’s all apart of the process and it does not erase your success. You will thank your past self that the things happened the way they did for you and that you went through all the struggles. When the pain comes, so do the new beginnings. Don’t give up on your goals, don’t give up on yourself because we are all a work in progress.

  • Make sure you know your facts before speaking.

In a world with false information and people screaming at others because their opinion is “wrong” it’s tiring to see so many uneducated individuals. Maybe take a second before sending that tweet bashing someone for what they think, crack open a book or talk to some professionals on the topic. There’s no shame in asking to be informed on what’s going on when you don’t have a clue. What is wrong however, is thinking your opinion is superior, thinking everyone else is wrong, and not reading up on the facts. Think before you speak, please….it’s quite embarrassing to be old enough to read and act like a fool.

  • If you can’t buy it twice, you can’t afford it.

This rule of thumb helps me from overspending on myself. If you’re able to buy the thing twice, buy it. If it’s a luxury item like a Fendi bag or Louis Vuitton scarf and you’re able to buy it twice, great! If not, consider waiting until you feel necessary to purchase. Never deprive yourself from splurging and treating yourself but we don’t want to be broke after buying it once.

  • Keep a simple morning routine.

It’s the little things like this that make you feel like your life is together when it might not be. Wake up early, make your bed, and eat a healthy breakfast. Your mood is instantly changed, and these are things you should be doing anyway. I know that when I sleep in I don’t feel my best and my to do’s for the day overlap or I don’t feel like doing all of them. Feeling sluggish isn’t ideal. Your mornings don’t have to be a huge ordeal with 8 million pillows, a comforter, and 200 blankets and you don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn. Keep the mornings simple and attainable. Growing up, you start to live for these little things in life and they become enjoyable.

  • Your old friends will change, but they’ll still be around.

This isn’t a setback, the people you were close with in high school won’t always be around and that’s okay. Of course they are still your friends but it’s not the same as it used to be. Life happens, people grow and change. Don’t be afraid of this, it’s natural. You might feel afraid or alone and it’s okay. You will have more friends and you and your old friends will make the time again to reconnect, you’ll always be apart of each others’ lives!

  • Don’t be a pushover but don’t be mean either.

Don’t become a doormat. If you let this bad behavior go on, people will assume you don’t care and that it’s okay to take advantage of you. At the end of the day all you have is yourself. You have to live for you, don’t let people tell you how to be other wise. Communicate how the toxic behavior makes you feel and don’t let it happen again. You have your own voice don’t be afraid to use it.

  • Don’t make your main focus in life finding a relationship.

This is especially important if you’re in college. These are the greatest four years of your life. Dating someone is great, but I have seen so many people make decisions on colleges based on where their s.o. was going to school. What if you guys break up? Then you would’ve made a life altering decision based on a relationship that didn’t end up lasting. Be selfish with these four years and do you. Do what makes you happy because you will end up wasting your time on something that won’t last. I promise guys are not worth it.

  • It’s okay to not know what you are going to do with your life.

For me, I always planned my future. But, when I started college, I was rethinking everything I planned for myself. It’s fine to not know what you want! You will learn a long the way and you are not alone, you have so many resources and people to reach out to as well. Talk with friends too, chances are they don’t know what they want to do either. You guys might inspire each other and find your soon to be passion.

  • Moisturize, hydrate, always wear SPF.

Your body is a TEMPLE, treat it as such. Your skin needs just as much loving as your actual health. Be sure to moisturize daily and wear your spf when going outside. Wrinkles in your twenties is not a look we want. Be sure you are drinking enough water too. Your skin will thank you and it will help your emotional and mental health downing a cold glass of water (you know that amazing, refreshing feeling). When you are going for that nice afternoon jog or walk make sure you are protecting your face with a hat and sunscreen whether that be actual sunscreen or tinted moisturizer that has sunscreen (Laura Mercier, and IT cosmetics are great).

  • Cherish your family time.

Our time is precious and limited. Make sure to say your I love you’s, see your relatives more often, and call your family frequently. We all have regrets in life, missing out on seeing our loved ones and expressing how much we love them any chance we get should not be one of them.

  • Don’t talk about it until you’ve done it.

Keep your moves silent and surprise them all once you’ve done it, the satisfaction will be all that much better. When you talk about your next move you become predictable, you come off “weak” because it’s like a self sabotage moment or you want people to know every aspect of your life. You’ll quickly learn how keeping things a secret will save you so much drama and unnecessary stress.

  • Let your feelings come and go, don’t let them consume you.

At the end of the day, nothing is ever that serious. Whatever you were worked up about earlier that day seriously does not matter once your head hits your pillow at night. Feelings are just feelings and nothing more so don’t read too much into them! This takes a lot of practice but it’s something I heard called “the art of not caring.” All of my fellow overthinkers and overfeelers are stressed I know, but it’s a very delicate art that will help you live your best life. You will learn to shift your energy into more productive things. Take things as they come but don’t dwell on them.

  • If it makes you happy, do it.

Whatever that thing is that you have been putting off on doing, Do it. Stop living with regrets. Be yourself, take the risk. You will kick yourself later and wonder “what if” for the rest of your life if you don’t. You live for no one else but yourself. Taking the jump is the ultimate way to set yourself free and who knows, it might make a great story later on in life.

Little six year old me would be proud of the things I have been through based on these twenty things. There is still a lot more to learn, and a lot more responsibilities to be put on me but for now it’s time for being selfish with my time and having more fun. Here’s to strangers still mistaking my age and me saying “I’m twenty” with no one believing me, and at times, not even myself.