21 Things I Learned at 21

21 Things I Learned at 21

Being twenty one was a wild ride. Aside from the fact that I can now drink Fireball in excess and not worry about getting arrested for it, the real world really opened itself up to me. I have dated different types of men in varying stages of their lives. I have attended black tie affairs with some of the wealthiest people in the world. I have been and seen places I never dreamed of going. And I have a learned a great deal about who I am as a person. And I am now here to present you all with some of the most important life lessons I’ve learned…thus far.


 

1. Parents are real people with real problems.

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2. Making the bed in the morning is important.

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3. Drug use isn’t cool anymore.

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4. Having frequent doctor, dentist, and eye appointments are not just a suggestion.

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5. The music of the 90s up until Lady Gaga happened were the best. Period.

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6. Having a credit card isn’t just for online shopping. Building credit is important.

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7. Flying on an airplane alone isn’t scary… it’s actually glamorous.

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8. Drink cheap beer because you like it, not because it’s cheap.

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9. If your wine has a screw top or comes in a box… it’s not real wine.

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10. Same goes for liqueur in plastic bottles…that’s for high school seniors, and college freshmen.

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11. Always wear a condom. A lesson at any age really.

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12. Despite your highest level of education. Contribute something to society.

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13. New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco will all still be there in a few years.

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14. Drive the speed limit, and wear your seat belt.

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15. Step outside of your comfort zone and go to a bunch of different kinds of bars.

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16. Stop smoking. Even when you’re drunk. Just stop.

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17. Move out of your parents house.

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18. Retire the graphic tees that you have been wearing for umpteen years and get yourself a nice wardrobe. Including a nice suit.

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19. Learn how to cook. And for bonus points… learn to grill.

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20. You don’t need to be engaged, married, or having babies. Despite what your Facebook friends may tell you.

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21. Drinking and driving at this point is absurd. You made it this far without an underage!

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However. You’re still young and still sort of stupid. You’ll bounce back. I promise.

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