Last week I turned 21 years old. While this new year sets in and I progress into my twenties, I’ve been reflecting on all the important life lessons that I’ve learned in my years. 21 will be a year of growth, a year of big leaps, and a year where I will continue to define who I am and what I want to do in life. While it is a scary number, while I may not know where I will even be living in the next year, I know that taking this leap and diving in is the only way to go about living life. Let’s jump in.
- Listen to those older and wiser than you. While very few enjoy listening to their parents or older relatives, they do have a lot of insight on life and a lot of information that could help you. Ask advice, and remember to listen, take it in, and appreciate a new perspective.
- Life is too short for regret. Take the risk or lose the chance
- Fuel your body with healthy foods. You are what you eat.
- You only need 6-8 hours of sleep realistically. Recognize that and stop hitting the snooze button.
- Remember to take time for yourself, taking a day off is okay.
- Going to therapy is healthy, talking about your feelings is healthy.
- Let everything you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 (The world needs more love, let your actions and words reflect love and hope.)
- Focusing on your problems and talking about them is addictive. Talk about your joys more.
- If you love someone or have feelings for someone, tell them. Life is too short to let words go unspoken.
- Befriend an intimidating woman. Surround yourself with women who empower and support you in all things.
- If you are destined to be with someone, you will find your way back to them. The world is full of bad timing and distances to be traveled.
- Time heals.
- Save your money. Start an emergency fund.
- Make a bucket list and cross off every bullet point.
- Friendship is not determined by how often you talk to someone, it is about when you come back together, its as if nothing has changed.
- Set up some structure in your life.
- Never grocery shop when you’re hungry.
- If you see someone walking to return a shopping cart, offer to take it off their hands and return it for them.
- Call your parents, they miss you.
- To my fellow millennials/ Gen Z babes, not everything you do needs to be monetized. Blog because you enjoy it, not for the money.
- Love yourself, and if you are struggling, find an outlet to express yourself. Work towards being a better you, no one else can do this for you. You are the only guaranteed person to be in your life forever.
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