What I learned in my 20s

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I grew a lot in my 20s. To be honest we all do, don’t we? It’s a confusing and exciting time; your heart breaks more than once, you surprise yourself in your own actions and you learn that at the end of the day you are in charge of your own joyfulness. And strangely your parents start to feel less like your parents and then BOOM—you become and adult.

When I did the post for Jess last week I was inspired to take more time and reflect on my 20s, so I wrote down 30 things I’ve learned in the last 10 years.

Over the last 10 years I’ve learned…

  • how to listen my gut
  • to not make the same mistake twice
  • to be okay with who I am
  • i can’t make everyone happy, even if that’s what I want
  • when fear paralyzes me, I have the strength to keep going anyway
  • to love my butt
  • the acne scars on my cheeks from middle school are part of who I am
  • to be vulnerable
  • to celebrate large and small victories in life
  • being goofy makes my fingers and toes tingle
  • when I feel overwhelmed try and compartmentalize
  • life is what you put into it
  • success looks different for everyone and that’s okay
  • family is a priority
  • friendship is special
  • life is bigger than myself
  • pride and ego get in the way of joy and peace
  • taking risks are scary, but so worth it every time
  • love is big and confusing, but magical and comforting
  • my hair grows after every bad haircut
  • exercising feels good for my mental health
  • eating healthy is easier than you think
  • being a lone is okay
  • if I’m open, relationships and love come easier
  • facials are where it’s at
  • massages are epic
  • acupuncture works
  • showing your thankful goes a long way
  • to do the things I’ve always wanted to do
  • to be easier on myself

Comments

  1. You have an awesome bum!!!!

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  2. Jamie says

    I love this, may we all listen and learn. And I just turned 50! Amen to this.

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  3. Tionna says

    This is a great post. It’s comforting to read about the progress you made in your 20s as a girl in her mid-20s, learning many lessons and going through many transitions. You are an inspiration. Love you cuz!

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  4. Great list! I learned a lot about gratitude and being thankful for what I have when I was in my 20s too.

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