23 Things I’ve Learned at 23

23 Things I’ve Learned at 23

Quote of the day: “Blessed to see another year.”

On November 9, I turned 23! Hooray another year older… and 2 years away from a quarterly life crisis. This year has gone by so freaking fast. It honestly seems like yesterday that I was turning 22. I remember it so clearly and this year just doesn’t even seem like it happened. Today, I wanted to share some things I’ve learned from my 23 years of life.

  1. Living through a pandemic is so crazy and unlike something you’ve ever experienced. At least I hope I never experience it again. Also, don’t forget to wear your mask.
  2. Interviews are so scary and so stressful. I find them really dumb because they cater to people who are more extroverted and to people who are able to tell a good story.
  3. Gaining weight is not the worse thing in the world and doesn’t mean that it will never come off.
  4. Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark channel is something I look forward to every year.
  5. I am the most competitive person ever and also the biggest sore loser.
  6. Going to the beach will never disappoint… specifically Hawaii, but any beach is amazing.
  7. I am not a people pleaser and I cannot stand people who are. It comes off as #fake to me.
  8. You’ll make effort with the people you really want to keep in touch with. I think it’s really important to at least put half effort in.
  9. Ben & Jerry’s might possibly have the best ice cream ever. I am a big fan of Chunky Monkey… anyone else?
  10. Comparing yourself to others will lower your self esteem immensely… especially if you get trapped into Instagram stalking and end up comparing yourself to everyone you come across.
  11. Apply to a lot of different jobs even if they’re not quite in your field or if experience doesn’t quite line up.
  12. Running with someone is a lot more fun than running by yourself… but headphones required ALWAYS.
  13. Home is the comfiest and most cozy place. Traveling is great, but nothing will quite feel like home.
  14. I’m scared for my future kids. My mom seriously can do everything perfectly and helps me so much… there’s no way I’ll ever be at that level when I’m a mom.
  15. Communication is the key to life, but I suck at it.
  16. Working out will make you so much happier. I know I never feel horrible after a workout.
  17. Being early to things is cool. I seriously get so stressed out if I’m going to be on-time or late to something. If I was going to be late to class, I just wouldn’t go because why would I want to walk in in front of a lot of different people?
  18. Small talk is so difficult and awkward. Maybe it’s just me, but I have a very difficult time having conversations with strangers. Actually, I think it might just be my own problem.
  19. Margaritas are fabulous, except when you have too many and then end up getting sick. Drink in moderation people.
  20. This country is crazier then I thought. I didn’t think we were perfect, but I didn’t know we were as messed up as we are.
  21. Complaining will get you no where. I complain at least 100 times a day and yeah nothing comes out of it. I just can’t help it. It’s my goal to stop complaining or to at least reduce it.
  22. Don’t live in the past or the future. I am a big nostalgic girl. I love going to places I’ve been and seeing how it’s changed or whatever. I also love imagining what my future looks like. I have a hard time living in the present.
  23. The people in my life are the best. I have the best family, the best boyfriend, and the best friends! I got so damn lucky.

That’s all for now! Some of these are funny, but all are very good life lessons to learn… well actually not really, but oh well. Have a great day 🙂

~Taylor

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