On the eve of my 26th birthday, I thought I’d share 25 lessons that I’ve learned in my 25 years!
It’s crazy looking back at how fast the years have gone (especially post-high school). While I feel like turning 26 is “old,” especially since I often say things like “when I was a kid,” and “remember 20 years ago when…” and “if only I knew then what I know now,” I know still have many years of adventures ahead of me.
So as I celebrate the last day being a “quarter of a century, here are my 25 lessons learned in 25 years.
- There’s no roadmap for life. Everyone else is winging it too.
- You’re not “old” if you’re in your 20s. Even if it feels like it.
- Your parents are usually right. Always a tough one to admit.
- Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Hang in there.
- Be kind to others. The world needs more of it.
- You create your own luck. Positive thinking + hard work.
- It’s ok to ask for help. That’s what your people are for.
- Some people aren’t meant to be in your life forever. What’s meant to be, will be.
- The earlier you can start saving, the better.
- You can’t change the past. All you can do is move forward.
- Finding your passion is key. Do what you love.
- Trust your gut. It’s usually right.
- Take risks. You’ll never get anywhere in life without doing so.
- Learn as much as you can. Knowledge is power.
- Karma is real. If you give more, you’ll get more.
- You can count your true friends on one hand. Quality > Quantity.
- Comparison is the biggest thief of joy. Learn to love your life.
- It’s ok to make mistakes. No one is perfect.
- Make time to travel and see the world. It’s filled with so much beauty.
- Laughter is the best medicine. Always.
- It’s never too late. You can always make a change.
- You’re capable of more than you think. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
- Be true to yourself. Don’t do something just because “everyone else is doing it.”
- Perspective is a beautiful thing. Open your mind.
- Life goes on. Take the good with the bad.
What are some of the biggest/best life lessons you’ve learned?