19 Things I Learned By Age 19

Thought Catalog

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It’s OK to say no. You don’t need to give an explanation or feel guilty.


Don’t sleep with boys who don’t care about you. Your naked body is for those who love your naked soul.


The past is the past; don’t dwell on it. You are not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.


Make peace with the people you hurt while you were hurting.


You are not worthless. You have a purpose. You are determining your own path.


Stop pretending to be fine when you aren’t. It’s OK to admit you are hurting and struggling. There are people who love you and want to help.


Don’t get stuck in a rut. Alcohol, drugs, and sex will not fill the emptiness you feel inside you. Discover new hobbies, go on adventures…

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