22 Lessons I Learned in 22 Years

I celebrated my 22nd birthday this past weekend, and before anyone asks, yes, I had Taylor Swift’s “22” stuck in my head pretty much all day. Taylor perfectly sums up every conflicting emotion about being in your early twenties in the lyric, “We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time,” and I’m sure that line will perpetually be echoing in my head over the next year as I go through more and more experiences. All jokes aside, I do feel like I’ve learned plenty of valuable life lessons over the past 22 years, both within the walls of a classroom and outside among the seas of happy, free, confused, and lonely people of the world. On my birthday, I sat down and listed some of the outstanding things I’ve learned over my 22 years of life.

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