21 Lessons on My 21st Birthday

21 Lessons on My 21st Birthday

Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me! In celebration of my recent/not so recent birthday (cancer baby!), I will share 21 life lessons and random tid bits that I have learned over the years. Now that I am 21, I am apparently a full fledge adult so hopefully all the tips and lessons below reveal this.

P.S- these are not in any order of importance

  1. I really like my middle name, and not because of Lupita N’yongo (I love her and the fact that her last name sounds similar to mine, but I liked my name before her)
  2. Having your eyebrows on fleek is a must, no if ands or buts. Get yourself an amazing eyebrow routine.
  3. I like the color white a lot! It makes me really happy, and I want an all white room in my dream house.
  4. God is sovereign and Lord over anything and everything in my life, no ifs and or buts.
  5. Be unapologetic about your quirks, it’s what makes you you.
  6. My parents are actually very inspiring and have given me so much more than I could ever give back to them.
  7. I have a weird obsession with suitcases/luggage. It’s weird, but I love them so much.
  8. Everyone needs a good group of friends to support them and keep them accountable.
  9. You don’t need a lot of friends; Life is not a popularity contest. Who cares if you have a lot of followers on Facebook.
  10. Holding grudges is dangerous for your peace of mind. Having a forgiving heart is important for you and the person at fault…but more for you. Learn this lesson now, it took me practically 21 years to learn the art of forgiveness, and Im so glad that I finally did.
  11. I am more than a student; I am a sister, a cousin, a daughter, a friend, and a servant of Jesus Christ.
  12. You can’t change people…but you can pray for them.
  13. Sometimes it is better to listen and observe than to speak up.
  14. Sometimes it is better to speak up. Don’t hide your voice because you think you aren’t qualified. YOU are made qualified by God!
  15. My sisters are funny, beautiful, and inspiring. I am blessed to be a part of our sisterhood.
  16. Nothing in this world can break you if you have Jesus. You will overcome any obstacles and pain that come your way. Not only will you overcome them but you will also grow from them.
  17. Stop touching your face! Unless you want acne.
  18. Dress to impress…yourself.
  19. Never lose hope and continue to lean onto the promises of God.
  20. Your past does not determine your future if you don’t want it to.
  21. I love me, and you should love yourself too. People will not love you properly and you will never know how to love someone else properly if you can’t love yourself and understand the love that Jesus has for you.

Stay blessed,

6 Comments

  1. Mama Leoni Tchatat
    September 5, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I am so proud of you beautiful, may God continue to inspire you and bless you

  2. MT
    September 5, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Very wise words, can’t wait to see what’s in store for 22!

  3. Luxurae
    September 5, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Amazing words from an amazing womannnnnn !

  4. Winnie Monu
    September 5, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    17!!! So me lol yes to no acne!
    Love this!

  5. Irene T
    September 5, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Karen,

    You are such an amazing and beautiful young woman.
    You are blessed and are a blessing to others.
    Keep your eyes on God / Jesus Christ and continue to be an inspiration to other young and even old people.

    Blessings in Christ,

    Irene T.

  6. Anne B.
    October 3, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Karen,
    You are an true woman of God. You have captured the spirit He requires of all His disciples. Life trials and tribulations will surely come your way…those are just tests. Tests to determine if you are ready for a new level in Him. May God continue to bless you and your family to the day of our Christ’s return.

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