Alright, the truth is out – I’m officially in my mid-twenties. What the!? Where did the time go? I feel like I just turned 21, but like they say – time flies. Still weird to think I’m at this age, because I still feel like I just graduated high school. But nonetheless it’s quite the reality check (into the near quarter life crisis I’m about to have) too. So to celebrate such a momentous occasion of me hitting the good old quarter of a century, I wanted to share 25 things I learned in 25 years.
- Stay True to Yourself
- Don’t Have (Too High of) Expectations
- Don’t Take Things Personal
- Always Be Kind
- Stay Present in the Moment
- Appreciate and Find the Beauty in Everything
- Stay Curious and Ask Questions
- Never Stop Creating
- Be Open Minded and Open to New Perspectives
- Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
- Stay Positive
- Give More Than You Receive
- There are Different Types of Love You Experience Within Your Lifetime
- Invest in Memories and Not Materialism
- Life is Precious
- Everyone Has Their Own Story to Tell
- Never Stop Chasing Your Dreams
- If You Don’t Try, You Won’t Succeed
- The Best Thing in Life Aren’t Things
- Don’t Be Afraid to Get Lost
- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – So Big Things Can Happen
- Take that Leap of Faith and Don’t be Afraid to Take Risks
- It’s Okay to be Vulnerable
- Appreciate Mother Nature and What She Has to Offer
- Know That Everything Happens for a Reason
On that last note, I want to say that overall… all of these lessons I’ve learned have definitely come full circle in helping me realize that everything happens for a reason. These certain events happen because of what we expend our energy to manifest.
I’ve realized when the time comes, the Universe gives us no choice but to change and grow. Each person, event, and occurrence that happens in our lives isn’t a coincidence. Our experiences, good and bad, are just that – experiences and opportunities that help us shape the person we are meant to be. The Universe works in mysterious ways, and it ultimately conspires to make us happy. And for things to fall into place, we have to let go of the old and welcome the new. I can only imagine what else I have yet to learn, but I know I won’t be disappointed!
What’s something you learned so far you’d like to share?