Friday, April 8, 2016

20 Things I've Learned by the Age of 20

It is Friday, April 8th, which means it's my twentieth birthday! I cannot believe I am twenty years old - two decades! The years seem to go by faster and faster with every birthday, and here we are at twenty of them! I really don't feel old enough to no longer be a teenager, if that makes any sense. For so long I have identified as a teen, and now I am a full-fledged young adult. I know I'm still young - I still can't even drink - but it's crazy to think that I have entered my twenties. Even though I'm pretty nervous and scared to be in my twenties, I'm also really excited to see what the future holds. I still have to get through college, but who knows where I'll be after that! That's a scary thought to have, and I can't believe that it's one so real and applicable to my life right now.

Since I've been alive for two decades on our lovely planet earth, I thought I would share twenty things I have learned thus far!

1. It's okay to mess up.

2. No one notices things as much as you think they do.

3. You can't control life.

4. Times spent being crazy with friends are just as important, if not more, than when you were ten.

5. It's okay to ask for help.

6. Don't bottle things up, because you will end up emotionally exploded, and it won't be fun or pretty.

7. Stop to pet the cute puppy (after asking the owner's permission, of course), you will regret it if you don't.

8. Cherish the time you spend with family, because it gets harder to do so as you get older and busier.

9. It's okay if people don't like you, not everyone will no matter how hard you try.

10. Make time for yourself.

11. Stand up for yourself.

12. Life gets a lot easier when you love and believe in yourself.

13. Your parents advice might seem like they are nagging on you, but they are only telling you these things because they love you.

14. Treat your body well by exercising and eating right.

15. ...but one cookie won't hurt.

16. 'Treat yo self' when you need it.

17. It's okay to need your parents and family, you're still learning.

18. The first time you have to 'adult' is scary, but it gets easier with time.

19. Make time to hang out with your friends.

20. Taking time to appreciate all that you have makes it easier to get through the tough times.


I'm not saying that I am old and wise now that I'm twenty; on the contrary, I know I have a lot to learn and many mistakes to make. I just thought it would be cool to list these things out, especially so I can look back on it later in life! The beauty of having my blog and YouTube channel is I can look back on all of the events in my life, and remember how I was feeling at the time. I'm so glad that I decided to start both, and I know I will be really grateful in the future as well. I also want to take this time to thank each and every one of you who takes the time to read my blog, and watch my YouTube videos! I really appreciate all of you, and I hope that you enjoy both my blog and channel.

I'm going to go now and enjoy my birthday, but expect a lot of pictures and a vlog after my birthday weekend! I'm going to the beach with family and friends, and also doing some fun things here on campus, so I will make sure to document them all :)

For now, I hope you all have a wonderful day, and as always, thank you so much for reading! :)


  1. Happy Belated Birthday Kendra!! My sisters birthday is also April 8th :) Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful xx

    Renee | Lose The Road

  2. Oh my lord, you learned all of that before 20, took me some time longer to learn a few things on there! Great post, girl.