1. Your daddy was wrong… you are not the prettiest girl.

There will always be girls who are more physically attractive than you and there is nothing you can do about it. By 19 you learn to embrace who you are and the beauty God has uniquely given you made from His image.


2. Time doesn’t heal all wounds.

There are some scars you have that will remain painful for you every time you look back on them. The only thing you can do is thank God for having a plan you don’t always understand and do your best to become stronger from the pain.


3. Ice cream will not kill you.

Life is too short to always eat salads.


4. People aren’t always going to like you.

I once heard the quote “you can be the tastiest orange in all the world but there will always be someone who hates oranges”. You can’t help it that your personality won’t always be liked by others, but never change to please anyone, be yourself.


5. Zac Efron will always be hot.

You fell in love with him at twelve and probably still are in love with him now, it’s just a fact. If you are reading this Zac know you will always be my first love.


 6. Guys always end up marrying the classy girl

The easy girl is never wife material… never be that girl. Being the hard-to-get girl who is fun but classy will pay off later.


7. FOMO is real.

No matter how old you get you will always experience the “fear of missing out”. However you have to fight it in order to pass you Biology midterm on Friday. It’s okay to miss a function, party, or night out to study.


8. Black is the most flattering color.

When in doubt buy the dress for formal in black.


9. Likes on Instagram and Facebook don’t actually matter.

You might still be salty that the fourteen year old from your hometown gets more likes than you, but you now realize that it means nothing.


10. Mistakes happen.

Your ex-boyfriend from high school is the best example.


11. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.

You’ve experienced death of a loved one by the time you reach 19 therefore you know from personal experience how short life really is and how it can be taken from you any minute. By 19 hopefully you have learned to embrace the time you are given everyday.


12. You’ll never regret feeding a homeless person but you’ll regret walking away from them.

If you have an extra five bucks go buy them a burger. It may not fix their life but it may make them smile and feel loved.


13. Your old Facebook photos from seventh grade will haunt you for the rest of your life.

But you never end up deleting them because they are memories.


14. Jimmy Johns delivers at all times.

This is important when you’re studying for three tests in the library at two am.


15. Beyonce should be your spirit animal.

She can kick butt while still looking beautiful. Her songs should be an anthem for your life.


16. Any boy who breaks your heart never even deserved it.

He was temporary and not the one and that is okay. God has someone better up in store for you who will make you forget the boy who broke your heart when your at the altar one day looking at your husband.

Originally written by me and posted here:
http://theodysseyonline.com/baylor/19-things-learn-19/96768

Written by Grace Valentine

I love Jesus, diet coke and sunflowers. I wish I lived in the mountains, but love the two states I call home--Louisiana and Texas. I can watch Criminal Minds all day and dream of one day owning an ice cream truck for fun. However, my main goal in life is that more girls will realize the worth they have through Christ Jesus--and with Him and Him only we are enough.

31 comments

    1. Thank you so much. My daughter just posted this and i am so thankful that your words are reaching so many young woman. She is a freshman in college and has been struggling to find her spot. I am praying your words will encourage her to seek the Lord and His plan, and not fight it. And to stride forward, with her head held high. Xoxo

      1. I will be praying for your daughter! Freshman year is hard, and I’ve been there, but it brings me joy to know she is finding truth in the Lord’s worth for her. God bless your family and I will continue praying for y’all! Tell her to check my website for continually relatable blogs 🙂

  1. You forgot to say, thank God for gparents! Gparents are bringing up their gchildren! Their giving love, kisses, hugs, love of Jesus, food, shelter, education, reading a bedtime story, listening to their crying for their mom or dads. Bringing the gchildren up the best they can, luv your article!

  2. It was so awesome I seen this from a certain person that posted it on her fb,it made me feel alil better bout somethings I have done/went through in life.And a certain thing that i choose to do in my past,that I wasn’t for sure if I should did to this day I not for sure if I should make that decision I made19yrs,cause I wish till thiz day I did things different.But it was great to read thiz it was awesome.

    1. Sweet Nikki! I am so glad you found truth in the blog and pray you check out my other posts as well, and in the future. God’s plan for you is so wonderful and I pray you continue to walk with Him!

  3. You make your own path in your life. You van get anything you put your MIND to. God/Jesus will not do that because quite frankly god isn’t real and Jesus doesn’t have super powers.

  4. Really needed this today such a great reminder pretty awesome to watch how God can shape our lives to make us what he wants us to be

  5. I know some people are making comments about the religious side of this post, but even as a non-religious person, this was still a great read! Thanks!

  6. I really liked your post, I thought it was great! But I feel like you should have kept God out of this post, it would have made it better

    1. Thanks Hailey I’m glad you enjoyed it!!! For me though when I think of 19 things I learned by 19, I can’t help but go back to my faith therefore would feel as if I was lying if I didn’t share it! Thanks for reading I hope you read more!

  7. Thanks for unashamedly sharing your faith through your articles. (It is your blog, anyways, so you can write what you want 😜) But thanks for speaking truth into people’s lives and sharing your faith despite what others may say.
    Keep doing you

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