22 Things I Learned at 22

Left: Me the day I turned 22 // Right: Me the day I turned 23

Okay, so other than the inevitable difference in hair color, the year of 22 was a big year for me. I finally moved out of my parent’s place, I adopted TWO cats, I started this blog, I started seeing a counselor, I changed my major in school, added a minor, and much more.

I know I’m a little late in posting this, considering my birthday was May 16th (oops), but better late than never, right? I’m on summer break (my last real summer break ever), I passed all my classes Spring term, and so now I have more free time to post! Yay!

I thought it’d be fun to round-up 22 things I learned at the age of 22. Now, some of these are meant to be light-hearted, but I also made sure to think of some that were real-life takeaways.

  1. Everyone should see a counselor/therapist.
  2. Refine who you surround yourself with (aka people who actually make you happy and bring out the best in you… people who make you grow).
  3. Stop bleaching your hair!!!
  4. Being a cat mom is the best thing ever.
  5. Credit cards are bad… like, very bad. If you aren’t convinced, I suggest reading Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover.”
  6. Prioritize yourself even when it’s hard.
  7. I can’t ice skate. LOL.
  8. Loneliness is temporary.
  9. My sister is my best friend.
  10. Take more risks.
  11. John Mayer’s “New Light” music video is probably the funniest music video I’ll watch.
  12. I have an obsession with sausage egg McMuffins from McDonald’s.
  13. If someone throws up in your car while you’re Uber-ing them, make sure to take a picture as proof (because you won’t get compensated for it otherwise).
  14. Watching a human give birth is one of the craziest things you’ll ever experience.
  15. Watching the movie “Five Feet Apart” will make you cry so hard you throw up on your kitchen floor (yes, this really happened).
  16. When in Seattle (or really anywhere), make sure you pay attention to where you’re parking (aka don’t park in front of a fire hydrant because your car will get towed…).
  17. Always have a spare pair of hoop earrings in case you lose yours (I have five back-ups of the same pair).
  18. Spotify is in fact better than Apple Music.
  19. Treat yourself with the same kindness you do others.
  20. There’s a difference between someone being too busy or just not making time for you.
  21. Americanos are actually okay.
  22. You’re never going to move on from something in life if you don’t forgive someone (even if they don’t deserve it).

Alright, well that’s it for my “22 Things I learned at 22” list. I hope some of these made you laugh, or smile, or reflect. I love y’all!

Yours truly, Clare



  1. Jacki
    June 22, 2019 / 10:39 pm

    You have definitely learned 22 things from being 22.
    You are my inspiration and my love❤️❤️❤️
    So blessed God gave me the gift of being your mom!

    • June 23, 2019 / 3:20 am

      Thank you!! I love you! You’re my inspiration.

  2. Judith Briggs
    June 23, 2019 / 12:58 am

    I love these blogs because I get to know and understand one of my beautiful granddaughters. Growing up in my era was so judgemental and voicing your feelings or opinions was really frowned on…..so, please keep these blogs coming. You are a beautiful kind person and deserve the best that life can give. Love you!❤

    • June 23, 2019 / 3:21 am

      Thank you so much for the kind comment! I love you so much!!

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