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22 Things About Being 22

I'm officially 22! And what a memorable one it is as I'm spending it in the Philippines for the first time! Even though I'm a long way from half of my family (and not to mention my boyfriend), I have the other half right here & I'm really glad about that. Last year on my birthday, I wrote an extremely lengthy post (see it here), this year I decided to do the "X Things About Being X" post. Here are a few things I've learnt & picked up throughout the years. Enjoy!

  1. The taste of coffee was so odd to me when I was younger, but I'm slowly starting to love it. Once upon a time, I wondered how the f*ck people could even stand to drink that stuff. I guess it really is an 'adult thing'. 
  2. It's okay not to have a hundred friends. It's better to have only five loyal ones than ninety-five fake ones. And it's also okay not to see your friends every single day. If the friendship is real, distance/absence won't change anything. 
  3. No matter how old you are, you'll always want your mom by your side. This is especially true when you're sick in bed.
  4. Change doesn't always have to be a bad thing. 
  5. Mistakes don't always have to be a bad thing either. Learn from your mistakes, make peace with your mistakes, and keep going. 
  6. Set goals for yourself, whether long term or short term. Set a challenge for yourself and go for it. You'd be surprised at how much you could accomplish. 
  7. Binge watching shows on Netflix is always a good waste of time. 
  8. Family is everything. My happy place is anywhere my family is. 
  9. Teenage pregnancy isn't as bad as people make it out to be. It's actually one of the best things that ever happened to me. I can't imagine life without my little one. She makes any bad day brighter. 
  10. When you have the opportunity to go on an adventure, take it. 
  11. Unfortunately, once you get older, your body changes. Take very good care of it. (Thank me later)
  12. No matter how old you get, Jackass movies will never get old. Yes. I am watching it right now.
  13. Every time you get a haircut, you will regret it at some point. But it's just hair, it grows back. Nothing a dad hat can't fix!
  14. If you feel like something is holding you back in life, single out the problem and get rid of it. Keeping those in your life will only prevent you from living the amazing life that you're intended to live. 
  15. Just because you're getting older, doesn't mean there should only be time for seriousness. Have time for fun & jokes. Laughter is very good for your health. 
  16. Take time to acknowledge all your blessings. 
  17. Life is too short to eat healthy all the time. If you want to eat tacos (with extra sour cream) all day, go for it! 
  18. When you re-watch the movies you once watched as a kid, you'll understand all the inappropriate jokes you might have not picked up when you were younger. 
  19. An arcade will always be more fun than the casino. Complete facts. Anybody who disagrees is a liar!
  20. Some people never grow up. You could either give into that or completely ignore it. Whichever one you choose to do will tell you whether or not you've grown up.
  21. There's nothing better than putting on some vocally challenging songs on and trying to keep up with the notes. - Oh, just me?
  22. Last but not least, live every moment like it's your last - Cliche, but you'll never know whether or not you'll be able to write your next 'x things about being x"

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