What were you like in your twenties? Me, I was a worrier. And now that have officially hit the age of my late twenties, I sure wish I could go back and have a word to my 21 year old self. This is what I would tell her..
1. Not everyone is going to like you. And that’s okay. Just like you won’t like everyone!
2. Slow down. You don’t need everything right now. You have plenty of time.
3. Quit smoking. If not for your health then for your teeth.
4. Get more tattoos. You’ll never regret them and you’ll still get a job!
5. Spend more time on your oldest friends. These new kids might be fun, but when push comes to shove your oldest friends will always be there for you.
6. Trust your instinct. If you think someone might be bad for you, you’re probably right.
7. Put $100 away every fortnight. That’d be so handy when time comes to buy a house in ten years!
8. You’re home town is okay. Stop trying to escape and enjoy it. You’ll get out, and you’ll miss it!
9. Stop looking to the future and enjoy the now. Because when you look back you’ll realise how much fun it was.
10. You deserve it. Things will happen to you that you always dreamt of, and you’ll blame luck. But no, you worked hard and you deserve it.
11. Don’t put up with bullies in your work place. Whether it be retail or an office job, you don’t have to put up with it. See above, you deserve to be there.
12. Travel more, and not just trips back home. I know you want to go home to see your friends and family, but you’ll have plenty of time for that. See the world!
13. You’ll find your soul mate. And he’ll make you believe in the term soul mate. And he’s better than you could imagine.
14. It’s okay to say no. People might even respect you for it.
15. It’s okay to say yes. Once you learn the above lesson, you’ll be a little scorned. And it’s ttue, some people are not worth your time. But so many are!
16. Do you really need to post that on Facebook? One day there will be an app called time hop and you might regret that…
17. Read more. You’ll find yourself with less time in the future.
18. You will be a writer. But not like you originally thought, and you’ll love it. So keep working, just stop worrying.
19. Some people will leave your life forever. And you’ll grow used to it, and that kinda sucks too. Just try and enjoy the time you get with the people you love.
20. You’re going to have it all. Babies, a husbands, a career, a dog, heck we literally have a white picket fence and a flippin’ SUV! And we are so, SO happy!
21. You’ll always want more. And that’s okay. That’s how you’ve managed so much in 27 years. But, whatever you do, don’t forget to enjoy the journey.
If you could give your younger self some advice, what would it be?