24 Things I’ve Learned In My 24th Year

One week post-birthday, I want to thank everyone who wished me a happy day. I really do appreciate it. I don’t really post on my birthday because I don’t like drawing attention to myself. I like pajamas on my birthday. That’s my thing. But I wanted to come and talk to you guys about my growth and discuss some of the (non-medschool) things that I’ve learned this year.


  1. It’s ok to cry. It doesn’t make you weak.
  2. Traveling is very important; broaden your horizons.
  3. You don’t have to leave the country or Western Hemisphere to travel. Our country is very big and there’s so much to learn from our neighbors.
  4. My major choice wasn’t a bad one. I love what I learned and continue to learn with a background in English Literature.
  5. I don’t have to apologize for loving.
  6. I am smart.
  7. I am creative.
  8. I am a boss.
  9. I am strong. Stronger than they realize.
  10. You should always trust your gut.
  11. When you see smoke, it’s probably fire.
  12. When you hear hooves, it’s probably not an ostrich. Don’t jump to conclusions if there isn’t evidence to back you up.
  13. True friends are always true friends.
  14. I don’t need a lot of friends to be happy. If someone makes me uncomfortable, I don’t need them.
  15. One should never make excuses for someone else.
  16. Never apologize for the things you love. Be you.
  17. It’s ok to not like someone. Don’t be a push-over. Don’t be fake.
  18. Sometimes, personal style is all you have. Especially in a world of scrubs and white coats.
  19. My hair is not unruly or unpretty.
  20. My body is beautiful and healthy.
  21. It’s fun being alone.
  22. Money really doesn’t grow on trees and good credit is easy to lose.
  23. I have more than enough.
  24. Material things will never make anyone happy.

Thanks for reading lovelies. Remember to always love and share hope. I’ll see you real soon.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, that dress (the one I wore to my birthday dinner) is from Rent The Runway!


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