"20 Things I'm Sure Of In 2020"

  1. Do not be that person that posts everything you are doing and everyone you are doing it with. This gets tacky. Especially as you get older.
  2. In fact, be with someone who doesn’t make you want to check your phone.
  3. Friendships really do stand the test of time. When love and sex and ego are involved, people can get so heated, walk out of your life and you never talk to that person ever again, but your best friends are somehow always there. Don’t forget to cherish them.
  4. Let your presence linger around after you leave a room. It’s time to find your signature scent, girl! Body splash doesn’t count. Lotion does though.
  5. Make a conscious effort not to criticize your body or your weight. And for god’s sake, stop talking about other people’s bodies, even if you think it’s a compliment! It’s not a legitimate form of bonding and you’re better than that!
  6. Develop some sort of skincare routine. It doesn’t have to be a million steps. A gentle cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, and spf will get you far. Okay, I guess that’s 5 steps, which is still a lot, but soooo worth it.
  7. And don’t forget Lip Balm. I guess that’s 6 steps.
  8. Don’t get a trendy tattoo.
  9. Don’t be that person with a 3-1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Just don’t.
  10. Remind yourself that everyone is truly doing the best they can. You will see that suddenly your well of kindness and forgiveness gets so much deeper.
  11. But if you are still ungrateful, petty, bitter and shady after this pandemic, something is seriously wrong with you.
  12. If you don’t have a first aid kit in your home, it’s time to invest in one.
  13. Do not hold onto old makeup products. Especially eyeliner and mascara. Just don’t do it. 5 months tops no exceptions.
  14. Learn how to write good thank-you notes.
  15. Don’t ever let a boy talk you out of getting a haircut.
  16. Just bring an extra phone charger, even if you think you don’t need it. Someone else will.
  17. It may sound paradoxical, but uncertainty and vulnerability are your guides through this wobbly, messy life you’re living. Learning to accept and lean into your not knowing will always bring you more guidance, wisdom and understanding.
  18. At any point during a first date you want to leave, you are not obligated to stay. Just politely excuse yourself (or text your friend to call you for an exit strategy). If you choose to do this, quietly pay for your portion before you go.
  19. Sometimes, it is okay just to say to yourself “I’m here. I am a person who tries. I do what I can and it’s okay to just try”.
  20. Experiment! Experiment! Experiment! Experience truly is life’s greatest teacher.
With love,
Ashleigh

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