I'm a huge lover of birthdays don't get me wrong. I mean you get to celebrate the most precious gift, life!. However, in the weeks leading up to my birthday, which is tomorrow, I've been really reflective. One of the things that keeps popping into my mind is that I'm going to be 23 and I still don't have my whole life put together yet and that sort of scares me. I still question my choices, question my dreams, change my mind, do stupid things, and make mistakes. But I have learned quite a few things in my 23 years and in honor of my 23rd birthday, today I am posting an article about 23 things I've learned in 23 years.

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1. It's okay to not have everything figured out yet!
2. You don't need to change yourself for anybody but you. You are NOT defined by someone else's opinion of you
3. Life is too short to stay in relationships that make you unhappy even if you think it's the right thing to do
4. Loving yourself is a difficult process but it is so worth all the struggle and energy
5. Music makes everything better
6. shopping really is a girls best friend

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7. You are going to make mistakes but those don't define you, the way you overcome them does
8. Waterproof mascara really is the best thing since sliced bread
9. There's no such thing as eating too many sweets
10. Just because other people have it worse then you doesn't mean your feelings and pain are invalid
11. Like John Lennon said "Life is what happens while your busy making other plans"
12. As cliche as it sounds, everything happens for a reason

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13. Dance like nobody is watching, be silly, sing in the shower, blast your music in the car, be unapologetically you!
14. The little things seems to turn out to be the most important
15. Exercising is a pain the fricken butt, do it anyway
16. Quality is better than quantity, especially in friends
17. Some days its okay to spend the whole day in bed sleeping, reading books, watching movies and eating
18. Don't ever be afraid to try something new

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19. Never give up
20. Books are the best medicine
21. Laugh until your stomach hurts
22. Crying does not make you weak
23. Life is like a carnival ride, it has bumps, turns, ups and downs, and it goes by super fast so never forget to enjoy the ride!!!!

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