As you may know, I turned 19 on the first of February 2021. And if you have been following my blog for years, you’d know that every year after my birthday I write this kind of blog post I’m currently writing. I hope you find this blog post inspiring. So, here are 19 things I’ve learned in 19 years.
Mental illness is not a choice, but recovery is.
Stop giving the wrong people the right pieces of you.
Relapse does not erase your success.
Don’t chase, attract.
We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.
All things are possible with coffee and a cute outfit.
When you know you are great, you have no reason to hate.
If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.
A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
If you don’t heal what hurt you, you will bleed on people who didn’t cut you.
We cannot change the past, but we can change how we feel about the past.
Hating your body will never get you as far as loving it will.
Do not let your past define your future.
What’s meant to be will be.
Loneliness can be freedom.
End of the chapter does not have to be the end of the story.
You never lose, you learn.
Focus on the step, not the whole staircase.
Only you can turn your dreams into reality.
I am only 19 years old but I have learned so much during the years of depression, for example. It has taken me years to become the confident young woman I am today. I have opened my mind more and I love to learn and find more ways to love myself and live my life to the fullest. I have so much yet still to learn and I am growing everyday.