27 Things I Know To Be True On My 27th Birthday: A Letter To My Younger Self.

23. Do not let anyone intimidate you. You might be intimidating, ever think of that?! Everyone is insecure and nervous from time to time and it is crazy how much we can get in our own head. People are just people. Do not let differing personalities make you feel less. You don’t need to be loud, harsh or Type A to make an impact. This will take a while to learn as well.

24. Most of the things you worry about never happen. Worrying and overthinking is only praying for something to go wrong.   

25. Follow your heart. Because we learn about trusting our gut only after we haven’t. And we are only able to learn about love after digging through the trenches of heartbreak.

26. There is no short cut to growing up. I needed to learn every last thing on my own, and in my own time. Because it has been how I have learned each thing that has shaped the person I now am–and the person I’ll be tomorrow and the day after, and the year after next. And I’m very happy with that person.

27. Learn to laugh at yourself. Let people laugh at you. Pronounce things wrong. Trip over your own feet. Spill coffee all over yourself. Accept it, people will love you more for it.

 Here’s to 27. I think it’s going to be a good one.

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