29 Things I’ve Learned in 29 Years

As per tradition, here it goes…

  1. More people struggle with anxiety than you think. Trust me.
  2. We can achieve great things in life if we choose positivity and get out of our own way.
  3. Cesar Salad is always a safe choice.
  4. Beer can be yummy (especially this beer). And Kronenberg Blanc is the best pizza beer.
  5. Be a problem-solver, not a problem-finder.
  6. The Body Shop products actually have loads of junk in them and are not “natural” as people may think. The same goes for David’s Tea.
  7. Daiya is gross, but Chao is delicious
  8. Happiness is a feeling; joy is a choice. 
  9. Betta fish need at least 5-gallons, a filter, and a heater. Oh, and their tank needs to be cycled (as with all fish) before it is safe for them to move in (see #17). And artificial plants will damage their fins. (Betta care guide)
  10. It is still very easy to commit to shopping Cruelty-Free
  11. Overcoming anxiety is more about accepting that anxiety is normal and doing things anyway rather than trying to defeat or “get rid” of it.
  12. Calzones > pizza
  13. Strive to see the best in all people. Life is fuller that way.
  14. It is never too late to ask for forgiveness.
  15. Video games are bomb. (especially this one)
  16. Your Psoas muscle is important, and you should understand what it does.
  17. If you want fish or have fish, learn what “Cycling” means and do it (it takes several weeks: guide).
  18. Reddit has the answers. All of the answers.
  19. Candles are pretty great and owning them doesn’t necessarily mean you will set your house on fire. It’s a risk worth taking.
  20. Edinburgh is one of the greatest cities on Earth.
  21. Planted Tanks are beautiful and can be an amazing hobby.
  22. An incompetent, incoherent, b̶u̶s̶i̶n̶e̶s̶s̶m̶a̶n̶ celebrity can be president (therefore anything is possible, I guess?)
  23. Squalane for e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.
  24. Live plants can instantly make a place feel homier.
  25. The right coach can change your life. There are a lot of really bad coaches out there, but there are a lot of really good ones, too. Do your research, have a trial call.
  26. Hannah Baker may not be a real person, but her story represents many real stories.
  27. Listen to Ruelle’s Music.
  28. Take a risk; try bangs.
  29. Net Neutrality is important and we need to fight for it. (watch, read)

Song of the year:

Movie of the year:

[obviously]

 

Lists from previous years:

[25] [26] [27] [28]

Don’t miss my last blog “Showing Up and Holding Myself Accountable

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I’m the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Libero Magazine and creator of #StopFitspiration. I believe in God, wearing eyeliner, and eating dessert. I was born in Canada, grew up in Africa, and now call Vancouver, BC home. I am also a makeup artist and a YouTuber. My greatest passions are writing, speaking, and advocating mental health. In my spare time, I enjoy running, playing Super Nintendo, and spending time with my giant furbaby Zoey. On YouTube I talk about makeup; on Libero I talk about body positivity and mental health; and on my blog I talk about life, beauty, spirituality, and dessert.

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