Saturday, January 31, 2015

What I've Learned in Fourteen Years on This Planet

  1. Sometimes a silent snowfall can be the most beautiful thing.
  2. Always have something to look forward to.
  3. Don't dwell in the past.
  4. Try to focus on the good things, not the bad.
  5. Every season is the best in its own way.
  6. It's the little things that can make you happiest.
  7. It's okay to take time for yourself.
  8. You don't have to have the same interests as your friends to enjoy hanging out with them.
  9. Morning is the best time to film (little film making tidbit, for any of you who like making videos)
  10. Chai tea fixes everything.
  11. There's no shame in wearing your pajamas all day.
  12. It's a little lonely to be the last one to go to sleep in the house.
  13. Explore, explore, explore--whether it's the outdoors, a new hobby, or the internet, you'll always turn up something.
  14. You should feel proud about the little things you do, not just the big.
  15. Doing something nice for a person you will never meet can be incredibly rewarding.
  16. Slow down, look around, make a change.
  17. Organizing things is a great way to feel productive and ready for anything.
  18. If you want to take a long bike ride around the city at 5am, do it! (It's winter, so I'll admit I haven't gotten around to this yet, but I'm sure it would be fun.)
  19. It's okay to doodle in the margins. 
  20. Just because you disappoint someone once doesn't mean they lose their faith in you forever.
  21. Read and watch things that inspire you.
  22. The best ideas usually pop into your head right when you're trying to fall asleep.
  23. In regard to #22, always keep a pad of sticky notes and a pencil by your bed.
  24. Make sure you always have at least one friend you can tell anything to.
  25. Just because so-and-so wrote a book/acted in a movie/released an album/sold a painting/went to the Olympics/founded an organization, ect. at age fourteen doesn't mean you need to as well to be successful. 
And there you have it. A small, hastily-written collection of just a few of the things that I've learned in my fourteen years on Earth. If you have anything to add, I'd love to hear it. 


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