Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4 Things I have Learned Since Turning 20

My 20th Birthday

So, in honor of my birthday every year I usually take some time and reflect. This year I've decided to think about all the things I have learned since I turned twenty. The four years between then and now have been some of my hardest and best years. I have changed so much. I have always said that each yeah of your twenties is like five years of change, things happen so fast and in such great measure that one can be completely different from one year to the next. I am still the same girl in that picture, but, I think, a better version. So here, in no particular order, are 4 things I have learned, some are important and some are petty, but they are what makes up the "me" of me now.

1. I will never be good at sports.
It has taken me a while to accept this, but I think that at my age it is pretty much set in cement that I am not good at sports and never will be. I have accepted it.

2. You are supposed to get oil changes for your car. I never really knew this, and I went at least four years without getting an oil change for my poor little Ford Escort, no wonder it was barely breathing when I traded it in last year.

3. Some friends are worth holding on to, and some aren't. This took me a long time to learn. I have a tendency to work hard to maintain friendships. Eventually I had to realize that some people just don't deserve the effort.

4. The friends that are worth the effort are WORTH the effort! I have been so incredibly blessed in my life with friends that have stuck with me through thick and thin. I have dear friends from almost every stage in my life and I'm especially proud that I'm still friends with people I knew when I was 11. Old friends are the best! I love having so much history with people. I have also been incredible blessed with new friends, that have made my life transitions joyful and less stressful. I am thankful for each and every person that God has put in my life. I feel so grateful to all of you for every beautiful memory you have given me.

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