19 Things I've Learned in 19 Years

Well holy crap guys. I'm 19 now. Last year of being a teenager. Whodathunk??

I thought I would impart on you all some wisdom* I have gathered throughout my long life 

(*wisdom in the sarcastic sense, don't take anything i say in this seriously) 

1. Don't put too much water in the fish tank, or the fish will drown. 

I can hear you all laughing. This advice was given by Catherine to her brothers, but it will stick with me. :) Go here to read the whole story XD 

2. Don't waste 2 years of your life pining after someone who won't give you the time of day. 

I have a problem with getting too attached. Sometimes it will take a few minutes or happen instantly. I got attached to this guy and I let it get out of hand. I still struggle now to put it behind me. 

3. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh til your sides hurt. 

The memories you'll make will last forever :) 

4. Its only awkward if you make it awkward. 

MK has been saying this to me for years.*

(*I still make it awkward tho) 

5.  Its okay to not be okay. 

Sometimes you need to just sit in your room and cry. You'll find you will feel better afterwards. 

6. Your parents are right about everything. 

They'll tell you things and maybe you'll scoff. But later you'll realize everything they were telling you was right.

7. Chocolate is the best.

It fixes everything. Fight me on this.

8. Be kind.

You never know what other people are going through.

9. Be there for your siblings.

Sometimes they drift away and before you can stop it, something bad happens.

10. Always be on your toes.

MK is always waiting to dump water on your head.

11. If you act like you know what you're doing, sooner or later, you'll figure it out.

I've done this so many times, I've lost track.


Trust me, you don't want to know....

13. Depression and anxiety aren't a crime.

Don't treat them as something to be ashamed of.

14. Its okay to ask for help.

Friends are there to help you and support you. Don't be afraid to rely them.

15. Treat yo'self

Within reason, of course. Don't go all crazy with your money.

16. Dance around your room with loud music once in awhile.

It helps. Plus its really fun!

17. If a friend sends you a song, really listen to it.

They're saying what they can't tell you.

18. Live in the moment.

Relish this time. It will be gone before you know it.

19. Follow your heart.

It knows what its doing, even if you don't.

There aren't many songs about 19, I wanted to put some here. Alas, i'll have to rely on an old favorite. :)

Hope you guys enjoy!!



  1. Je suis venu ici pour souhaiter un joyeux anniversaire à Lia et honnêtement je me sens tellement attaqué en ce moment...

    Such great advice though. *sniff sniff*


  2. Aww, pauvre MK. Je suis un peu désolé pour vous, mais je ris aussi. Je ne sais pas si cela compte comme quoi que ce soit ...

    Happy Birthday, Lia!! 19 is a great year to be in. There's so much to learn and it's the last year of being a teenager, so enjoy it. I might do a post like this for my 20th b-day. It looks really fun and maybe I can impart some "wisdom." ;)

    Have a wonderful day, girl! <3 <3

    1. Thank you Ivie!! Sounds like a great idea!! I can't wait to read it :)


  3. Awwwwww, happy birthday my dear little sis!!! Heehee, still laughing over that first one, LOL.

    But all of these....I agree with ALL OF THEM. You've grown so much in the last year, who knows how much more you'll grow this year! I've got faith in you :)

  4. Happy Birthday, Lia! I loved this post! It's great advice, especially treat yo self! XD
    I hope you have a great birthday!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIA!!! *throws confetti* I hope you have a wonderful year of being 19. <3 <3 <3
    All of the advice though...thank you so much for sharing!!! <3 (And YES for number 7. XD)

    1. Thank you!! And yes, number 7 is my favorite :D


  6. Happy birthday! Oh my the fish advice made me laugh. I know that tap water isn't good for them so that's what came to mine until I realized it was a joke... Love this post!
    Simply Me