21 songs for 21 years

21 Songs for 21 Years

I had another birthday yesterday (May 5), right on schedule. I spent most of the day writing papers and working on projects for school, but I got to do it while eating cake, so it was still an improved experience!

Anyways, for my past birthdays I’ve done posts with fun facts about myself, the things I want to do as I grow older, and the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life. They all sound very profound (though some are actually rather silly), so I wanted to shake it up a bit and do something that’s a little less words-focused. This is mostly because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how information and stories can be conveyed through other media like images and audio, but also because I have two days before exams begin and there is so much to be done.

So this year, as I turn 21 and become an actual adult (so I’m told), I’m sharing 21 songs that have been important to me over the years. I might write a sentence or two for each one, but for the most part, I hope they’ll speak for themselves.

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20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years

Just recently, I completed my 20th revolution around the sun, which is a pretty impressive feat. To be honest, I don’t feel that much different than when I was 19, but if having a birthday means I can have cake and ice cream, then you better believe I’m gonna celebrate it.

In celebration of my 20th birthday, I’ve decided to keep with my trend of making lists (18 Facts About Me and 19 Things I Want to Do) and share 20 things I’ve learned over the course of my life. Some of them will be ridiculous, others serious, but either way, these are the things I’ve taken to heart over the years.

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19 Things I Want To Do

Guess what? I’m 19 now! I celebrated my birthday this past Friday (May 5) which was pretty exciting!

Anyway, last year I celebrated my birthday by sharing 18 Facts About Me, and this year, I’m going to do something similar. The problem is, 19 is such an odd number – it’s a prime number, so it’s a bit strange to use it in blog posts. I mean, who ever heard of a list with exactly 19 items? It just sounds weird to me, but I decided to go with it anyway and make a list of 19 Things I Want To Do. The twist? I want to do these things before I turn 29 – ten years!

Now, I’m not setting these as huge goals or things I’m gonna make myself anxious over, but there are a lot of cool things I’d like to do in my life, and I decided to finally put them together in a list. Will I accomplish all of them? Probably not. But it’s fun to dream and have things to look forward to!

Without further ado: 19 Things I Want To Do In The Next 10 years!

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Best of May

Happy June, everyone! I’m hoping everyone had as great a month as I did. Between birthdays, vacation, and finally being done with high school, it’s been pretty exciting around here. But more on that in a moment. First, I want to share a few of my other highlights from the month of May!

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18 Facts About Me

I don’t particularly like calling attention to myself (mostly because I don’t particularly like being the center of attention), but May 5 was my 18th birthday! I had a really great day, and got to spend time with my family and some friends as well. Although it was sorta low-key, it was an awesome birthday and I really enjoyed myself.

And so that brings me to today’s blog post. I’ve had this idea for a while, but surprisingly, it was harder to put together than I expected! I tried to come up with things that most people wouldn’t know, so I hope I succeeded. Anyway, here are 18 random facts about me!

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