The first 21 years of your life will go by so fast you won’t know what hit you. Maybe you don’t have all the money, time, or glitter in the world, but there are definitely ways to make the best of it. Stop worrying about the boys, friends, and parents for just a second–focus on YOU. Maybe do a few of these a year or do them all in one–just try them, you won’t regret it.
Here are 21 things to do before you turn 21 (that any girl can do).
Pull An All-Nighter (Not Because You're Studying)Maybe you told your parents you were staying over "so-and-so's' house" but you're really at that awesome party. Sometimes being bad is kind of good. Instead of marathoning Gossip Girl for the tenth time, make some memories. ShutterStock.com
Go VegetarianThere isn't a girl I know who didn't go veggie at one point or another. It's a great way to detox your body, painlessly test your will, try new foods, and it's just super healthy. ShutterStock.com
Keep A DiaryWhether it's the best or worst time of your life, you'll want to remember exactly what happened. Even just a few months later you'll be laughing about how clueless you were and how much has changed. ShutterStock.com
Go Camping With FriendsEven if it's just in your backyard, camping is awesome. Roasted marshmallows, singing songs, not showering--that's a memory you'll never forget. ShutterStock.com
Ask Your Parents What They Were Like At Your AgeThe answer might surprise you. When I found out my dad used to break dance in the '70s I said, "Huh, WHAT?" Your parents might have been way cooler than you think. ShutterStock.com
Keep A Scrapbook Of Your Friends (Off Line)Yeah, your Tumblr might be your diary now, but you'll want to have something physical to remember your friends by. Trust me you'll forget about all those personal blogs and Tweets, but you'll have that photo of you and your BFF at the carnival forever. ShutterStock.com
Go On A Facebook DietJust take a deep breath. It's totally possible. Avoid all the dramz and stalking your ex for just a week. You'll wonder why you hadn't done it earlier. ShutterStock.com
Look At Yourself In The Mirror Naked...and think something real awesome about what you see. Your body is yours, face it. No one is perfect, but no one is supposed to be. For every one thing that bugs you about how you look, there's ten more totally awesome things you've got going on--remember that. No, like seriously, remember that. ShutterStock.com
Join A Club You Think You're Too Cool ForDon't miss out on something because you think it's "not cool." Being a part of something is one of the most rewarding things you can do. You'll make new friends, learn something, and play an important role in something that matters. ShutterStock.com
Go To A Party Where You Barely Know AnyoneMaybe it's a friend of a friend or someone you just met. They've invited you to a party and you're terrified because you won't know anyone there. Go anyway. You can actually have fun with new people! Making new friends doesn't mean ditching your old ones, it means you're finding yourself. ShutterStock.com
Change Your Hair, Like REALLY Change ItNew hair can change your confidence overnight. Cut it all off or dye it a weird color. You'll get noticed and you'll like it. ShutterStock.com
Go To A ConcertWhether it's your fave band or the local one from around the street. Jump up and down. Sing really loud. Break a sweat. You won't forget it. ShutterStock.com
Make A List Of Your DreamsIf it's kissing Harry Styles or winning the Nobel Prize, making a list of your dreams can help put your life in perspective and set your goals in motion. ShutterStock.com
Take A Spa DayYou can pay to go to a fancy spa or head to the pharmacy with your friends and pick out some funky nail polishes and clay masks. Give each other shoulder rubs and just relax. ShutterStock.com
Try To Get Straight As One SemesterMaybe you don't think you can do it and it's OK if you don't. Really trying to get your academic ducks in a row can give you an extra confidence boost and prove to the haters (and your parents) you can do it! ShutterStock.com
Skip School With Your FriendsDon't make a habit of it, just try it once (or twice). When final exams are over, ditch school with your friends, grab some snacks and head to the park. It might be the last time you see these kids, make something of it. ShutterStock.com
Get A Bra FittingYou'll be pleasantly surprised at how much this will change your life. No more back aches, we swear. ShutterStock.com
Make An Effort To Befriend Someone COMPLETELY DifferentYeah, that weird girl over there might seem uncool on the outside, and maybe she is thinking the same about you. Talk to her, you'll learn something completely new and might have more in common than you think. ShutterStock.com
Get A Really Crappy Summer JobYou'll make extra cash, new friends, and probably crush on somebody. It'll liven up your summer, we promise. ShutterStock.com
Start A Savings AccountSnoozefest, we know. You'll regret it later if you don't do it now. It's great practice for "adulthood" and maybe you'll use that money for an awesome trip abroad. ShutterStock.com
Write A Letter To One Of Your Living HeroesAnd actually send it to them. You might even hear back. Most of all, it'll get you thinking about who your heroes actually are and who you aspire to be someday. ShutterStock.com
Have you done any of these yet? Let us know in the comments!