Things I’ve Learned in My 36 Years of Life So Far

Vanessa Hinojosa
8 min readDec 6, 2023
A selfie of me with text reading “It’s my birthday!!!” and a sticker of a lit candle, shaped like the number 36.

In my 36 years of life, so far, I’ve realized… HOW IGNORANT I WAS, GROWING UP! I’m not saying “I should have listened to my mommy”. No! I’m saying I should have read more, researched more, and taken the time to speak with the elderly and gain some fricken wisdom from them! Ugh. Well here goes. Time for me to try to… bestow upon you some of my… finite… wisdom? Anyway….

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Vanessa Hinojosa

Picture a world where there's always action, drama, a musical sequence, and an ending that's either really good or really bad. That's every day of my life.