*Photo by Chase Kennedy.
While reading the archives of a friend's personal blog, I came across a post she wrote two years ago when she turned twenty. I remember reading this two years ago when I was seventeen (going on eighteen) and wanting to write my own list. 
Here are a few things I've learned in my twenty years of life…

When I'm talking in front of people I will cry 99% of the time.

I may or may not have a mild case of narcolepsy.

I don't like wearing make-up...right now.

I enjoy being an introvert.

The south will always have a big place in my heart. 

I have thick hair, who cares.

God is my constant, while everything else changes.

When doing the things you love, no one else's opinion matters.

There is such thing as a "silent leader."

Surround yourself with positive and fun people, you will become who you hang out with.

Salty, not sweet.

I'm extremely competitive.

Friends will always be my favorite television show.

I've learned not to take myself so seriously.

I've learned much much more, and I am very expectant to see what the year twenty has.



  1. i'm going to be 20 in october, and i love this idea. (also, not sure if it's your birthday or not, but if it is, happy birthdaayyyy. ♥)

  2. Hey Courtney!

    I've been reading your blog for a few months and absolutely love how relatable and free-spirited you are. You post about what you love, so it all feels authentic and unique! I had to comment, because this list sounds CREEPILY like me.... and a few of them were really reassuring to read. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has uncontrollable tear ducts in front of crowds. :)

    Keep being awesome.

  3. This is so great, sounds like you're a lot happier with yourself than I was at twenty! It took me a long time to accept being an introvert and be happy with it.


  4. Darling you are beautiful! And I don't just mean your looks, you have such a beautiful mind. This is a lovely post, I can relate to a lot of these! So great. Also, happy birthday (it's your birthday.. right?), if it's late happy belated, if it's early, happy early! My Birthday's friday,and I'm turning nineteen! So in a year I'll do a post like this :)

    Juliette Laura

  5. I love this!! I'm an introvert too- learning to love it more and more. And I totally agree with you about silent leaders. There should be more of them out there. Maybe I'll do a post like this on my 20th this summer.

  6. Narcoleptic Court has always been my favorite Court. ;D
    Love ya!!! happy b-day guh! hope it's "raging" ;D

  7. Yeah...that is something I should try to write...at least for myself. My bday is in just a week, so if I think really hard, it can be something I could learn from and I could come to something I actually know somewhere deep inside.
    And yes, my English sucks :D

  8. this is a wonderful idea, and a great list. it's funny the things we realize about ourselves as we grow up. i turned 21 in january and now i feel like i should definitely write down a list of things i learned. i feel like i've changed so much since i was 18. so much can happen in such a short span of time. have a beautiful monday!


  9. Oh, I love this!! Such a great way to express yourself and it will be great to look back on this list in a couple years when parts of you change a bit.

    Friends will also always be my favorite, forever. :)