Hey, guys! I know it's been forever and a day since I uploaded a post, and I'm so sorry. Life has been kicking me in the ass recently. I'm going to have a post soon about things that have been making me happy in the chaos (like Youtubers and candles), so be on the lookout. But today I decided to post this list that was actually really fun for me to create. I'm turning twenty-five in a few days (March 6th), so I decided to list twenty-five life lessons I've learned during those years! Hopefully, these make you smile or help you through a tough spot you're in. I know I've gone through oodles of tough spots to learn some of them.
25 Life Lessons I've Learned Before Age 25
- Being someone who isn't "normal" is a gift.
- The number of friends you have means nothing. It's how good they are that matters.
- It's never too early to take care of yourself. Skin/body/health wise.
- Life isn't fair. It never will be and you can't change that. So get over it and enjoy life anyway.
- Instrumental music is far better for focusing than music with lyrics.
- If you're feeling bad about yourself, paint your toenails. Something about having them painted makes your life feel together.
- Middle school ends. High school ends. And trust me, you'd much rather your life peak afterward than just for those few years.
- You will never be mad at yourself for being nice. Either you make someone feel good or you come out of something looking like the bigger/better person.
- Always have chapstick near you.
- Drink as much water as you can.
- Being "cool" is a waste of time. Be yourself. You'll be much happier.
- Having a significant other love you isn't the most important thing. Not even close.
- Don't spend money you don't have. Being in debt is shittier & far more difficult to get out of than it seems.
- If you don't demand respect, you can't be mad when you don't receive it.
- No matter how bad it may seem, it can always be worse. Try not to sulk about how bad it is. Focus instead on how to make it better.
- Amazon is an expensive black hole. Tread lightly.
- No one can take your achievements away from you.
- Enjoy what you enjoy without worrying about other people's judgment (unless it's illegal).
- Have singular days to feel bad for yourself. Get all of that nastiness out. Then go back to real life the next day and kick it in the ass.
- Check your bank account daily.
- Petting a dog is a surefire way to feel better.
- Want to keep in touch with people you love but don't want to have super long conversations? Send them a funny pic or meme that made you think of them. People love being thought of.
- Never stop learning. Read, research, ask questions. Don't take any one person's opinion for fact.
- It's okay to not have a set end goal. It's never okay to stop working toward something, whatever it may be.
- And just because something works for one person, doesn't mean it'll work for everyone. Including the life-lessons I've mentioned on this list. It's one of the many beautifully frustrating parts of life.
And there they all are! Twenty-five things I've learned throughout my awkward adolescence and further on into adulthood. I really like what I've come up with, and some of them I was even surprised by as I typed them out. (Anyone else out there not really know what's going on in their head until they write it down?)
I hope you liked them too!
Thanks for reading :)