LA VEINE: THINGS I DID AT NINETEEN - LESSONS & EXPERIENCES

October 16, 2016

THINGS I DID AT NINETEEN - LESSONS & EXPERIENCES

I'll be 20 next wednesday and I'm pretty excited about it. Some people say it is usually at this age that you start getting sad about counting your living years, but at least for now I am as happy as I ever was for celebrating my birthday. I feel like my teen years already did what they had to do for my personal growing, and now it's time to start a new period of my life. To celebrate my almost-birthday and on a more personal note, I wrote this post about things I lived and learned during my nineteenth year.

Faço vinte anos na próxima quarta-feira e estou bastante entusiasmada. Algumas pessoas dizem que esta é a idade em que geralmente começam a ficar tristes com o facto de estarem a contar anos de vida, mas pelo menos por enquanto o meu entusiasmo mantém-se igual àquele que tinha quando era criança. Sinto que os meus anos de adolescência já fizeram o que tinham a fazer pelo meu crescimento enquanto pessoa, e agora está na altura de começar uma etapa diferente. Para celebrar o meu quase-aniversário e num contexto mais pessoal, escrevi este post sobre coisas que vivi e aprendi durante o último ano.
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I LEARNED TO STAY POSITIVE. This is an incredibly difficult thing to do, especially if you're as pessimistic as I am. I've known the importance of keeping a positive mindset for a long time, but I feel like only now I am finally, actually doing it. I do have terrible days, but at least I'm getting better at making the best out of them. My techniques are pretty rudimentary for now (if I'm having a bad day I just think of ways it could be worse), but they work.

I HAD SECOND THOUGHTS ON MY FUTURE AS A FASHION DESIGNER. The dream of becoming a fashion designer has been with me since I was six years old and it was during my second year of college that I started having my doubts, due to many different reasons. I didn't know how to deal with it at the beginning but now, even though it is still unfinished business, I'm doing different activities in my free time to find new possible career choices and keep things interesting. It's hard to let go of a dream you held dear for so long and I'm trying to figure out if it's just a bad phase or if it's really time to find a new passion.

I STARTED WRITING AGAIN. This was probably the best thing that happened to me during my nineteens. I've always loved writing (just as much as I loved designing clothes), but I stopped doing it for a while. Last summer I created this blog, and since then I've been writing a lot, both here and elsewhere. It's been the one thing that makes me feel genuinely fulfilled.

I LEARNED THAT CONNECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. I guess this is an universal truth, but this year I realized how important it is to know people from the business (in my case, the fashion industry). Not only strategically speaking, but also from a learning point of view. I had the chance to meet a few people that know a lot about places where I want to work and more than asking for job opportunities, I want to learn new things from them. Looking up to people that I actually know is also very inspiring, because my dreams seem somehow more attainable.

APRENDI A MANTER O PENSAMENTO POSITIVO. É uma coisa incrivelmente difícil de fazer, especialmente quando somos pessimistas. Por muito que já tenha tentado, só agora é que começo a conseguir abstrair-me da minha inclinação natural para pensar no pior lado das coisas. Claro que tenho dias terríveis como sempre, mas pelo menos já estou mais habituada a look at the bright side. As minhas técnicas para manter o pensamento positivo são bastante rudimentares por enquanto (se estou a ter um dia mau, penso em dias que seriam bem piores), mas funcionam.

TIVE DÚVIDAS ACERCA DO MEU FUTURO PROFISSIONAL. O sonho de ser uma designer de moda tem feito parte da minha realidade desde os seis anos, mas só no segundo ano de faculdade é que comecei a ter as minhas dúvidas (devido às mais variadas razões). Não sabia como lidar com isso no início mas agora, embora continue a ser um assunto por resolver, mantenho-me ocupada a fazer várias coisas novas nos tempos livres que me ajudam a encontrar possíveis escolhas profissionais. É difícil abandonar um sonho que tivemos durante tanto tempo e neste momento estou a tentar perceber se é só uma fase má, ou se está na altura de encontrar novos interesses.

RECOMECEI A ESCREVER. Esta foi provavelmente a melhor coisa que me aconteceu este ano. Sempre adorei escrever (tanto quanto adorava criar roupa), mas parei de o fazer por algum tempo. Entretanto no Verão passado criei este blog, e desde então tenho escrito imenso aqui e noutras plataformas. A escrita tem sido a única coisa que me faz sentir verdadeiramente realizada.

APRENDI QUE OS CONTACTOS SÃO IMPORTANTES. Suponho que isto seja uma verdade universal, mas este ano apercebi-me do quão importante é conhecer pessoas do meio em que queremos trabalhar (no meu caso, da indústria da moda). Não só estrategicamente falando, mas também de um ponto de vista educativo. Tive a oportunidade de conhecer algumas pessoas que sabem imenso acerca dos locais onde quero trabalhar e mais que pedir uma oportunidade de trabalho, quero aprender coisas novas que tenham para me ensinar. Além disso, ver exemplos a seguir em pessoas que conheço pessoalmente é bastante inspirador, uma vez que os sonhos acabam por parecer mais atingíveis.
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I MADE A BAG AND A PAIR OF SANDALS. And I did them from scratch! Even though I'm not aspiring to be an accessories designer, making these was pretty fun and I learned a lot during the process. The bag turned out lovely, the sandals not so much (you can see the bag here and the sandals here). These two projects were some of the most interesting works I made throughout the year, and creating something I didn't know I could make made me feel extremely proud of myself.

I RESTARTED READING BOOKS REGULARLY. Or, at least, as regularly as I can. I used to read A LOT when I was younger and then I just stopped (now that I think about it, it happened when my writing took a break as well). But now everything's different again because my boyfriend has been giving me books since the day we met and that made me start buying my own books too. The pile just keeps on growing...

I LEARNED THAT IT'S OK TO CHANGE MY MIND. I grew up thinking that once I had an opinion on something that same opinion was irreversible, and that if I started changing it, I was weak. I realized that idea didn't make any sense a long time ago, but only recently I started allowing myself to change my mind and accepting that it's supposed to happen, because I am growing and constantly learning new things. Along with my blog, this change helped me express my opinions more frankly.

I DISCOVERED DUBLIN. This was such an incredible trip! Some of the best days of the year. There's no point in writing too much about it since you have this post here if you want details, but I had to mention this great experience.

FIZ UMA MALA E UM PAR DE SANDÁLIAS. E fi-las do início ao fim! Embora não seja uma aspirante a designer de acessórios, fazer estes projetos foi bastante divertido e todo o processo ensinou-me muitas coisas. A mala ficou gira, as sandálias nem tanto (podem ver a mala aqui e as sandálias aqui). Foram alguns dos trabalhos mais interessantes que fiz no ano passado, e criar algo que eu não fazia a mínima ideia que conseguia criar deixou-me muito orgulhosa de mim mesma.

RECOMECEI A LER LIVROS REGULARMENTE. Ou, pelo menos, tão regularmente quanto me é possível. Costumava ler muito quando era mais nova e depois acabei por parar (agora que penso nisso, mais ou menos pela mesma altura em que parei de escrever). Mas agora tudo mudou de novo, porque o meu namorado tem vindo a oferecer-me livros desde o primeiro dia e isso acabou por me fazer recomeçar a comprar os meus próprios livros também. A pilha continua a crescer...

APRENDI QUE NÃO FAZ MAL MUDAR DE IDEIAS. Cresci a pensar que uma vez que tivesse uma opinião formada essa opinião era irreversível, e uma vez que começasse a mudá-la eu era uma pessoa "fraca" ou indecisa. Há muito tempo que me apercebi do pouco sentido que esta ideia fazia, mas só recentemente comecei a realmente permitir-me mudar de ideias e a aceitar que é suposto acontecer, porque estou a crescer e a aprender coisas novas constantemente. Juntamente com o meu blog, esta mudança ajudou-me a expressar as minhas opiniões mais honestamente.

DESCOBRI DUBLIN. Esta viagem foi incrível! Alguns dos melhores dias do ano inteiro. Não vale a pena escrever em grande detalhe porque quem estiver curioso pode ler este post, mas tinha que mencionar a experiência.
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I LEFT MY DRAWINGS BEHIND. I used to make illustrations in my free time, but there is no free time anymore. I write a lot now, and with college there is not a moment when I can sit and start drawing. I feel like this is something I loved doing that was left behind and I hope I can change it in my 20's. It would be cool to illustrate my own posts/articles.

I LOOKED AT FASHION DIFFERENTLY. I feel like my critical eye has sharpened this past year. Even though there are a lot of things about the industry that I despise, the concept of fashion is still appealing to me. Learning more about the people wearing the clothes, the designer's concepts and the social and cultural context through history didn't make me love fashion more or less, but it did make me look at it as an interesting subject worth studying.

I LEARNED TO "JUST DO IT". I took a risk this year, and to do that I ran against all the cons I knew this risk would bring. I usually overthink every situation and choose the best option (that envolves me, not taking risks), but sometimes I end up losing opportunities because of my love for safety. This year I thought "well, this is now or never, I don't care about the cons, the pros are too heavy" and I just went for it. It was the best decision I could ever make.

DEIXEI OS MEUS DESENHOS PARA TRÁS. Costumava fazer ilustrações no meu tempo livre, mas com tudo o que tem acontecido o tempo livre desapareceu. Escrevo imenso agora, e com a faculdade não há um momento em que me possa sentar e começar a desenhar. O desenho é algo que adoro e que foi deixado um pouco de parte durante o ano, por isso espero poder mudar a situação com o início dos 20. Seria giro poder ilustrar os meus próprios posts/artigos.

OLHEI PARA A MODA DE MANEIRA DIFERENTE. Sinto que o meu olhar crítico ficou mais aguçado este ano. Embora existam muitas coisas na indústria que eu desprezo, o conceito de moda continua a ser apelativo para mim. Aprender mais acerca das pessoas que usam as roupas, os conceitos dos designers e o contexto cultural e social da moda ao longo dos anos não me fez gostar mais ou menos da moda, mas fê-la tornar-se um assunto definitivamente mais interessante e digno de estudo.

APRENDI A "JUST DO IT". Corri um risco este ano, e para o fazer tive que correr contra todos os contras que sabia que esse risco traria. Geralmente penso demasiado em cada situação e acabo por escolher a melhor opção (que envolve a ideia da minha pessoa a não correr qualquer risco), mas às vezes acabo por perder oportunidades graças ao meu amor desmedido pela segurança. Este ano pensei que era agora ou nunca e decidi-me de uma vez. Foi a melhor decisão que poderia ter tomado.

111 comments:

  1. Adorei mesmo muito este post. Parabéns. E continua este bom trabalho.

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  2. obrigada pelo comentário <3
    este post ficou super giro, adorei! :D

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  3. Excelente publicação,adorei as coisas que aprendeste e recomeçaste!! Desejo-te um excelente domingo,muitos beijinhos!!

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  4. You are very young my dear and you learned already so many things:-) Great post :-)

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  5. Quando te vi falar sobre esta publicação no twitter, dizendo que era uma das mais pessoais que tinhas feito, fiquei super curiosa! Já estava à espera de algo incrível, mas acho que as minhas expectativas foram largamente superadas! (:
    Parece que tiveste uns 19 anos em cheio, repletos de experiências (umas mais felizes do que outras, mas todas cheias de lições valiosas).
    Beijinho*

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  6. This is agreat reflective post for you but it's also very motivational for your readers :) Thank you for sharing these things :D

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  7. That's gorgeous!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
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  8. Beautiful post.
    Blery&Ily
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  9. Acredito que o melhor aprendizado dos seus poucos 19 anos de vida é que está tudo bem mudar de ideia. Eu aprendi esse ano isso. E ainda tô aprendendo um pouquinho dia após dia xD
    Adorei seu estilo de postalgem half in english e outra metade em português xD
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  10. I love it so much!


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  11. Life is exciting at any age; just live it to the fullest!

    LUXESSED

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  12. Happy birthday :) I think with age we learn more and more to become wiser and wiser with every age :)

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  13. Great and interesting post. Happy birthday and here's to many more to come.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  14. Mas que bem, que continue tudo a melhorar ❤

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  15. Such a great post! Keep up the good work dear :*
    Love Emina

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  16. First of all, advanced Happy Bday:) Oh...to be 20 again....:) You learned some great stuff on your 19th...here's to learning more and being in new adventures!

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  17. Great post!
    Happy early birthday!
    xo.
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  18. Hello dear, such a great post! I wish you all the best <3
    you have such a fantastic blog!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know, it would be my pleasure!
    Hugs,
    LIANA LAURIE

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  19. I have yet to reach the part where my birthdays make me sad. I cherish every year I have experienced, and I don't think that will ever change.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  20. Uau a mala e as sandálias que fizeste estão incríveis! Tens sem dúvida muito talento. Desejo-te tudo de bom agora na entrada nos 20. <3
    beijinhos, The Fancy Cats | International Giveaway

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  21. Such a great post time teaches us so much and advanced happy birthday
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  22. Postagem maravilhosa amei os looks, obrigado pela visita.
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  23. Great post

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  24. I'm 20 next week too dear! It's nice to hear that you're looking forward to turning 20, and thank you for sharing these things that you've lived and learned this year!

    Faye .x

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  25. Great post. The twenties are pretty exciting too. xoxoxo

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  26. Parabéns pelo teu excelente trabalhoo que te venham coisas ainda melhores
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  27. Amei este post! Espero que tudo te continue a correr bem e cada vez melhor!

    Beijinhos
    That Girl

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  28. Wow, you made a bag and a pair of sandals? At 19? That is awesome!!! Advance happy birthday to you!

    Melissa the Mermaid ♥

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  29. Exciting times! :) Happy 20th birthday! xo

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  30. What amazing photos, happy birthday
    xo
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  31. 20 is such a fun age, I did take it a bit hard since my teen years were over.

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  32. Your blog posts are always such an inspiration!

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  33. Gostei de conhecer um pouquinho mais da blogger.

    Isabel Sá
    Brilhos da Moda

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  34. Mesmo, mesmo :P E eu cada vez mais fã :P

    É tão bom quando conseguimos deitar a mão à consciência e, já maduros, perceber o que realmente conseguimos aprender :D

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  35. I love your post, so inspiring :)


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  36. enjoy your beautiful age with such blessed maturity dear

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  37. Una buena edad para empezar a cumplir todos tus propósitos. Un beso
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  38. adorei. ótimas realizações. não sabia que tinha vindo pra Dublin, vou ler seu post sobre aqui.

    Beijinhos
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  39. Very inspiring post! I just began to read regularly again and it feels so good! :) Happy birthday in advance!

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
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  40. Vale a pena recuperar boas memórias ;)
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  41. Hi Marta...I was just so inspired by your story and had to leave a comment. 20 gives you plenty of time to enjoy life and there's absolutely no reason to be sad. you're an awesome person who's found the courage to follow your dreams. That skill alone will keep you happy for many years to come.

    Stay beautiful
    KaSonndra
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  42. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.


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  43. Amei tanto seu texto, acho que os vinte anos chega para ser melhor, até porque estamos no alge da nossa forma física. Aproveite e desencane dos clichês! ❤

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  44. OMG so adorable post.
    Useful lesson.
    ùkisses

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  45. Wow you made a bag and sandals! <3
    Wish you a great start of the week dear!
    Kisses
    Dili
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  46. Nice post!!Tnaks for sharing, love your blog! :)
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  47. Acho sinceramente que é um balanço muito positivo deste último ano :) Venham os 20!

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  48. Curiosamente pertenço ao grupo de jovens que já começa a ficar doente só de pensar no avançar da idade (e só tenho 24). Revi-me bastante no tópico da "do futuro profissional". Os meus sonhos mantém-se os mesmos desde os meus cinco, seis anos, mas quando chegou a altura de tomar decisões, deixei que fosse a cabeça e não o coração a mandar. Enfim, os sonhos mantém-se por concretizar e o trabalho acabou por me sair completamente ao lado. Não desistas e tenho a certeza que com trabalho e uma boa dose de sorte, as coisas acontecem :)

    Ricardo, The Ghostly Walker.

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  49. Adorei o post!!
    Estou a seguir e espero uma visitinha tua no meu blog :b
    Beijinhos,
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  50. Great post!

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  51. Este post dá imensa coragem, adorei! Espero ter esses boas pensamentos :)
    Já estou a seguir, beijinhos!

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  52. Adorei esta introspeção tua! É sempre bom parar para refletir :)

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  53. É sempre bom aprender de outra maneira não faria sentido!
    beijinhos
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  54. Gostei muito das ideias que já tens apesar de ainda seres muito novinha. A vida é uma aprendizagem eterna e guarda este post para leres daqui a uns anos, vai ser muito interessante. As imagens são arrasadoras e adorava conhecer Dublin.
    Beijinhos
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  55. Acho que os vinte anos são uma altura tão importante nas nossas vidas! Aprendemos e lidamos com coisas que nos vão tornando mais adultas. Uma das coisas que também aprendi, e tenho vindo a moldar cada vez mais, é a manter o positivismo. É tão importante!
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  56. This is such a lovely post! This inspired to do a similar post. Happy birthday and may you enjoy being a "young adult" as some people call being in your 20's. :)

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  57. This is such a great post, beautiful! First off, how exciting that you'll be turning 20 next week! I love how you've shared what you've learned this past year and how much you've matured and evolved as a person. At your age, I quickly learned that not everything I thought I wanted to do and be was actually what was best and much of the decisions I've made since then have been the exact opposite of what I thought I wanted when I was in my late teens, so that point is certainly relatable :) Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing day and if I don't get a chance to greet you on your actual birthday, I wish you a very Happy Birthday, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  58. Happy birthday dear you're so young! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  59. Foi, sem dúvida, um ano de aprendizagens. Que os 20's sejam ainda melhores =D

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  60. what a lovely post my dear
    happy birthday dear you
    simply love it!

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  61. What a beautiful post {your words and the images of Ondria Hardin}. Cheers to new adventures in your 20s!

    xx

    P.S. Apologies for not responding to your comments over the past week or so. My Internet went down on Friday, and it only just started working again {after repairs from the technician}. So glad to have it back - and to visit your blog again! :)

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  62. It has been quite a while since I was 19... however, I think I can relate to some of the things you wrote :) Beautiful post dear! Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog : )
    Sending much love!
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

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  63. Foi um óptimo ano para ti! Eu por outro lado assusto-me com a ideia de fazer anos, evito ao máximo falar do meu aniversário xD

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  64. So many important and invaluable lessons you've learned at already such a young age! You are wise beyond your years babe! I still haven't accomplished half of those things on your list and I'm 27! Happy early Birthday!

    xoxo Rina
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  65. Such an inspiring post ! It's good to think about where we are in life from time to time. Espacially if we're young. I've kind of did the same thing when I turned 20 and it was really postive ! :)

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.co.uk/

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  66. I really like how you' describe your approach to turning 20 and how you consider your 'teen years' to be ones of personal growth and now you're ready for a new chapter - that is exactly how I felt at that age. Your best lesson has to have been learning how to stay positive, in my opinion that's the best life skill you could possibly have learnt :)

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  67. Thank you for this post! I see you are very conscious!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  68. Happy 20th to you. You have achieved a lot already and look stunning. I love these pictures.

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  69. É bom termos noção da nossa evolução...

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  70. You are young in age but clearly an old soul in wisdom and experience, you have so may amazing things and congrats I am also a scorpio, my birthday is the monday after you ;) xx

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  71. Nice post Dear, Happy Birthday! :)

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  72. wow, so motivational. I love the inspiration, and this editorial is mind blowing.
    New post on my blog . Do drop by soon <3
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  73. Such a lovely written post and I'm 20 now, so I could relate to most of it. Have a lovely weekend ;)

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  74. Such a great post ! Happy belated birthday ♡

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  75. All this is just great! I see what you are working on yourself, it's very cool!
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  76. this editorial is beyond words! congratulations on entering a new phase of ur life!
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  77. Aww first of all, Happy Birthday! The end of a decade always brings important changes and gets us thinking about our past and future, right? I enjoyed reading your thoughts and I think what you learnt at 19 is gonna be really useful for your 20s. :) By the way, sometimes the older we get the harder for us is to say "just do it" so don't ever let that fearless attitude leave you! ;)
    xx

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  78. I'm so glad you started writing again and I also discovered Dublin when I was 19 :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  79. Great post and such beautiful pictures
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  80. Happy birthday ! :)

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  81. Olá, desculpa estar a "chatear-te" mas podias dizer-me como se mete aquela aplicaçao no blog das pessoas que estão online no nosso blog?
    eu sei que tinhas isso, já nao me lembro onde se vai buscar isso.
    Podes dizer-me?

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  82. Gorgeous shots!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
    http://gilzetbase.com/

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  83. this is amazing! :D thanks for sharing!

    Back to blogging!
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  84. You have already accomplished a lot! Have a great birthday on Wednesday! Have a lovely week! <3

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  85. Great post! Happy 20th birthday - the 20s are an amazing time!
    You have already learned and achieved so much and I agree Dublin is amazing!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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  86. Oh very cute inspiration
    xx

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  87. This is such a great post! Very honest and motivational! I am happy you had the courage to go for your dreams! xoxo

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  88. Great and Wonderful dream I hope you found your way
    Kisses happy Birthday dear

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  89. This is such a lovely post - I love posts that you can tell are from the heart!

    Charlotte x

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  90. Happy Birthday babe! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself. Keep on living and dreaming babe <3

    Xoxo,
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  91. This is a very interesting read for me since this year I exited my 20s and enter into the big 3-0! I had a lot of these ideas and feelings when I was entering my 20s and let me tell you these thoughts continue on into your late 20s! Anyways your 20s will continue to be surprising but filled with useful and great life lessons. Happy birthday girl!

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  92. Hope your birthday week is going great. Enjoy.

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  93. The last point!!!!!!!
    Really like your blog! Go ahead!

    xx

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  94. I love reading this! Thanks for commenting on my blog and hope to hear from you soon!

    xoxo
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  95. Lovely post! Let me wish you all the best! I hope your dreams will become true. Your thoughts inspired me as always!

    Daniela
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  96. These are such great lessons, and to learn them at 19 is still incredible. The 20s are great, trust me! ;)

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  97. Have a fantastic rest of the week.

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  98. amazing photos) I've been totally child in my 19))

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  99. Voce fala portuguesa (brasilia)? Parabens!

    Kai
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