Turning 21 and the Journey That Made Me Think

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Hey my loves,
I have a slightly different, non-beauty post for y'all today. I recently went on a week long vacation to my hometown and it was an 8 Hour Drive to get there. I had the backseat all to myself as Mom and Dad sat front and let's just say I had a LOT of time to think!

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Also, I turned 21 the day we drove back home!! We passed many beautiful places on my way there and on my way back and I took so many pictures! This post is just a window for you to look through and see all the stunning views I saw, along with some of the thoughts, realizations and life lessons I've learned in my 21 years of living! I hope you enjoy!<3
beautiful nature
1. It's okay to let yourself be upset sometimes. We're all human here.
when I turned 21
2. Time is so important and extremely valuable. It not only heals so much, it also shows you what people are really like.
3. The only person who won't let you down is you. Everyone else will. No matter how much you love them.
4. You can do almost anything you put your mind to.
road trip
5. While I normally think through any and all of my decisions carefully, sometimes those spontaneous decisions are everything!
6. Be kind. And then be smart. Never let anyone fool you or take advantage of your kindness.
God is beautiful
7. God is everything.
nature photography
8. Self love is so important. It helps you through so so much in life trust me.
leaves so green
9. I will never be able to control every single part of my life and I'm finally FINALLY okay with that.
nature photographer
10. Be brave(I.e. in regards to people, I'm still terrified of big spiders haha) and speak out!
11. Forgive but never forget. I don't know who made that quote 'forgive and forget' but I don't agree with it because if you do forgive and then forget then you're not learning a lesson here and you're not gaining any experience. You're just letting the same things screw you over and over again. But you should forgive, even if it's just for the peace of your own mind.
beautiful skies
12. Put yourself first. No matter how much you love some people, they will only love you back like they love, and that may not be half as much as the love you have for them.
13. Work hard but take days off. Days off where you are allowed to do literally anything you want to! Even if it's as simple as watching a movie, eating in bed and sleeping!

14. Dedicate some time everyday or every week to sort through all the terrible thoughts that trouble you. And don't let them dominate your life or day.
15. It's okay to doubt yourself once in a while.
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16. Be grateful.
nature is art
17. And finally, take the time to pause moments, maybe take a photo but take it all in! Instead of already wanting to move onto the next thing.
Thank you so much for reading loves! You can check my last post here. It was a tutorial on rainbow inspired smokey eyes! 
I hope you have a great day and take care!

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