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11 Things I Learned When I Was 20

When I was younger my mother would always write on my birthday thank you cards “April showers bring May flowers!” As a six year old I thought it was a bit ridiculous… But as I got older I began to realize that April could be the toughest month of the year (ie. Stresses with exams, job applications, summer plans, etc).

This April my birthday fell in the middle of exams and I ‘cheered’ to a new year of life with a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino and friends. I also got to virtually blowout candles on Facetime with family and watch them enjoy my favourite flavour of red velvet cupcakes.

11 Things I Learned At 20

  • 1. If you want something completed, you have to be willing to take the first step. 
  • 2. Be adventurous with your food choices, the Swiss Chalet Quarter Chicken meal will always be on the menu.
  • 3. Try to slowly embrace that your parents’ previous life choices about love, money, and careers could be deeply rooted into your decisions of today.
  • 4. Instead of thinking about how draining exercising could be… Think about how rewarding it will be once its finished!
  • 5. First impressions have the ability change when you look deeper into people’s personalities.
  • 6. Money can’t buy happiness, but it can provide moments and experiences of happiness with others.  
  • 7. Personality traits you don’t like in others are usually traits you don’t like about yourself or someone close to you.
  • 8. “Sometimes you just have to put on lipgloss and pretend to be psyched.” – Mindy Kaling.
  • 9. The power of forgiveness is incredible. In order to move forward accept forgiveness from others and yourself.
  • 10. It is wonderful to connect with so many different social circles, but always remember the first person you would call at 2 in the morning with good news.
  • 11. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert.

April 2015 Highlights

  • I celebrated a beautiful Easter with family, friends, and cherry cheesecake.
  • I had the opportunity to work with pengems  and be welcomed into the crazy world of #planneraddicts.
  • I completed my third year of university classes and rejoiced with music friends in dresses over Hawaiian pizza.
  • I had the opportunity to work with L’Oreal for a hair-care post and I am so excited to share it with you beauties!
  • I purchased three pairs of shoes in one day and didn’t feel bad about it.
  • I celebrated my 21st birthday with staff friends and drank Starbucks Frappuccinos.
  • I learned how to successfully apply contacts and can see all your beautiful faces now!
  • I performed my third year singing recital after months of hard work and dedication in front of my supporters.
  • I had to say goodbye to so many beautiful and hilarious residents who had finished their first year in university.
  • I studied for my one final exam while watching too much True Blood on the side.
  • After a night of dancing, I sleepily packed my whole academic life in boxes to be sent home for the summer.
  • I cherished the final moments with my inspirational staff team and sent them many warm wishes with tears streaming down my face.

What were your highlights of April 2015? Let me know in the comments bellow!