8 January 2018Opinion
When I started writing for OPMG, I had so many ideas for the coming articles I was going to write. For me having a platform where I could be myself and say what I felt was like a dream come true.
Two months before my birthday, in a conversation with OPMG’s Chief Editor, I pitched the idea of writing a list of 21 important lessons I have learned in 21 years. He loved the idea of it, which made me even more excited to write it.
For me, writing has always been about writing from the heart. I didn’t think about the rules too much; what I should say and what I shouldn’t. I just wanted it to be raw. Writing this article for the “big 21” is just another way for me to achieve this, and I was grateful to have received this opportunity.
A few days before my birthday, I found myself reflecting on how it felt to be turning 21. I thought to myself, “21 lessons”, and began writing. Five minutes later I found myself going to number 25, and then it hit me — I have learned a lot, especially these past few years. So, it was a matter of finding what lessons are the most important.
I wondered if there was just one lesson that stood out for me the most out of everything. But the truth is, I couldn’t choose. Picking one would mean that I could sum up my whole life in a sentence and I don’t think I can — I don’t think I want to.
So, after a week of reflecting, here are the most important 21 lessons I have learned in 21 years.