19 things I've learned in 19 years

Friday, 19 February 2021

I am officially in the last year of being a teen. Can't believe that I am freaking 19 years old. So much has happened during the last year and I am just so excited to see what this last teen year brings me. 

With that being said, I decided to dedicate this post to 19 important things I learned in my 19 years.  

1. If you go after what you want, you'll get it (eventually)

As I mentioned in previous posts, I decided to go after my dreams. I always thought of myself as a dreamer so I decided to apply to study in London. I know that to some of you that doesn't seem like a big deal but trust me (a small town girl from Croatia), it means a lot.

2. Don't overthink

It's just that simple - overthinking kills your happiness. I am a person who overthinks every single thing and that has never brought me any good. I feel anxious and sad, my heart is just beating very fast and I can't breathe. I decided to stop because it was just slowing me down.

3. You shouldn't trust everyone

In the past years, I have made (and lost) a lot of friends and realized that I shouldn't talk to everyone about everything. I hate gossips and such, so now I just have a small circle of best friends who I tell everything.

4. Some friendship end and that's okay

As I mentioned, I had some friendships that didn't last. At first I felt sorry because I really thought we would be friends for a long time if not forever, but when you start high school you usually just go your own way and that's okay. No need to be sad about it.

5. Always make time for family

Family is the most important thing in the world. Trust me, I have been rude to my parents so many times and when I finally got over the puberty faze, I realised what I missed. My parents are the best and they deserve the world! 

6. Make connections

This is honestly so important for everyone. Don't be shy and not talk to people. If you have connections it is easier to find a job or an internship, easier to contact people if you need to ask them something and easier to make new friends. Today, connections mean everything!

7. You can't control everything

8. Don't be mean

9. Don't judge

I have judged people so many times and I can't stress this enough of how sorry I am because most of the time I didn't even know the real story. You never know what is going on inside their head and how much they struggle. Instead of judging, it's better to help or to leave the person alone.

10. Always do what feels right for you

Never say yes to anything that doesn't feel right. Always do what is best for you and never let someone else decide how you feel or what you want.

11. Be open-minded

I have always been open minded so I never had a problem with that. But I think that everyone needs to learn how to not get offensive when someone else criticizes their work or beliefs. I always love to hear what others think and of course if their arguments are better than mine and have more sense I am all for supporting that.

12. True friends will always be there for you

13. Know your worth

You know what you can accomplish. Don't ever think that you aren't worth somebody's attention. You are and don't stop on anyone's account except yours.

14. Make memories

I don't mean to just go out and have fun and post pictures on your Instagram Stories. Take photos, videos, but for yourself not for others. I mean, I don't see anything wrong with sharing that with your followers as long as it's real. 

15. Always be yourself

16. Stop worrying about what others think of you

If I still cared about what others think of me I wouldn't be doing this. I would be shy and would never follow my dreams. 

17. Grades aren't everything

Every parent and school says that if you don't have good grades that you won't be able to get a job. I totally disagree on that. I think that if you work hard enough for everything you want you will get it. By that, I don't mean that if you fail a subject you'll get what you want, but I also think that being an excellent student doesn't mean everything. I wasn't an excellent student in high school and on my graduation exams I got good grades and with the work that I wrote for university I got in. 

18. Love yourself

I have always been self-consious about being too thin and I hated my body for so long. I didn't want to wear dresses because "mY LeGs weRe To0 SkInNy". If you seem unhappy with your own body, others will see that also, but if you're confident others will see you as a confident person - that's a fact.

19. Love your life

The most important, is to live your life. We only have one so I say we make the most of it. Do whatever you want to do and don't let anyone stop you! We got this!

Thank you for reading this weeks post! Means a lot!

Comment what is the most important thing you've learned until now. 

I plan to start posting twice a week from now on, so stay tuned because the new post is coming soon!

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Stay safe.

Love, Bruna 


  1. What you wrote is very mature. In the last 19 years you have learned so much, just imagine how much more you will learn in the following years!
    Keep it going!

  2. These are all great things to have learnt at 19! I wish i had learned half of them when I was 19. Something i learned recently is to love myself and living without fearing other's people judgment. Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thank you! Yeah for sure! So glad you stopped fearing other's people judgement. Amazing!


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