Nineteen Things for Nineteen Years

Hello you lovely humans!

Today on April 7th marks my 19th birthday! For the past two years now on my blog I have shared with you—sitting on the other side of this screen—some of my top lessons I learned that year. I love being able to look back and reflect on the my accomplishments, failures, and the things I did to push myself further. 18 was a year of creating, letting go, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I couldn't be more thankful for some of the things that year 18 brought me. 

I am confident that 19 has so much in store for me, even if those things will make me uncomfortable. Going into this year I have a lot on my mind, but for starters, here are nineteen things I've learned in my nineteen years —

  1. Every day is a great day to wear whatever the heck you want and feel your best self 
  2. It’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay to stay there 
  3. It’s a really great feeling to find people that have the same aspirations as you
  4. Take the time to figure out what you’re passionate about, there’s no need to rush
  5. The hardest things... need to be heard the most 
  6. You’re not going to get your point across if you don’t voice it 
  7. People deserve to hear how they make you feel 
  8. You are capable of anything you set your mind to; big or small
  9. You can’t find happiness in other people
  10. If you’re too comfortable, then you aren’t challenging yourself enough
  11. You become the person of the people you surround yourself with; choose wisely
  12. There’s always room for more creating 
  13. Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own
  14. Applaud others’ work and take it as inspiration to make yourself better, not bitter 
  15. Numbers do not define your worth
  16. It’s better to risk it rather than living in a life of “what if’s”
  17. Just because they’re succeeding before you, doesn’t mean they’re succeeding instead of you 
  18. The best humans show up at the most unexpected times
  19. Be unapologetically.. you.

xo, hann claire