24 Things I’ve Learned This Year

Taylor and I - October

Lunch with Kiddos

 

Happy birthday to me!! The big 2-4 but yet still unable to rent a car….

The more I feel like things have stayed the same the more things have changed. It’s always nice to take a minute or four to reflect. I thought it’d be a pretty neat idea to list 24 things I’ve learned over this past year now that I’ve spent the day as a big, bad 24 year old.

 

  1. Salads are not that terrible – I’ve always eaten my salads without dressing and slowly but surely I’m realizing dressing is not that bad (except for ranch)
  2. It’s ok to not be ok – mental illness is a #real thing and we should not be afraid or ashamed to talk about it
  3. My TV show binging is at an all time high – no person should be able to finish all 10, hour-long episodes of AHS: Roanoke in one sitting
  4. Makeup is overrated – mascara and a dab of foundation is just so much easier with the occasional pop of lipstick
  5. Having a water:alcohol ratio is a thing – and DRASTICALLY changes the way you feel the next day. You are not “uncool” because you’re drinking water, your *my* friends are just assholes
  6. Becoming a regular “worker outer” is a great thing to do – and once I stop being so lazy I’ll hop back on that bandwagon (Sweat by Kayla Itsines has been my favorite alternative to a gym)
  7. There’s a reason shitty foods are called that – 😢 even though they taste so good
  8. “Friends come and go but family is forever” – simple as that
  9. You do not have to hang out with someone you don’t want to – you’re a big girl. It’s your life! Hang with who you wanna!
  10. Road rage does not get any better – especially when you live in the city
  11. Getting groceries delivered is so much easier – especially when you have no driveway, a few steps, three doors to get through, and are just plain lazy
  12. Getting worked up over little things is so not worth it – this one is a constant reminder I have to tell myself, but oh so important
  13. Buy that shirt or that planner or those shoes you don’t need – maybe not all the time but ….. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
  14. All that school will be worth it in the long run – “get your masters they said…. it’ll be fun they said….”
  15. Make time for travel – you aren’t getting any younger and the experiences are always worth the investment
  16. My obsession for Taco Bell has not decreased at all – I could still mow down on a Crunchwrap in .5 seconds
  17. Friendships will change and that’s ok – we all change as we grow up and some friendships may drift apart but that doesn’t disregard the times and memories you shared together
  18. It’s ok to not know everything – I’ve always been a person who wants to try to figure it out on there own and fail miserably, it’s ok to not know and ask for help!
  19. Don’t hold back on the things you really want – rejection is terrifying but also is a great learning lesson. The longer we wait, the farther away what you want gets
  20. Being hangry is so real – sorry to everyone that’s ever experienced me like that 😕
  21. Naps are good for you – no one has ever said differently so I’m sticking with that
  22. Credit cards are out to put you in a big debt-hole – or I need to be more responsible over them. Should have listened to you, Dad….
  23. Stop comparing yourself to others – it is so so toxic. We are all great and have our own flaws and beauties. Like Jenna Kutcher says, “I will not compare myself to strangers on the internet”
  24. Spend more time with family – living a decent distance from home I always make the excuse that I ‘don’t have enough time in a short weekend to see everyone.’ Lies. Making the time is key, even if it’s just for a short period

 

Welp, that’s it. Another year down and a whole lot more life lessons to learn, mistakes to make, and loved ones to spend time with.

What is a life lesson that you’ve learned in general or about yourself in your twenties? Please share below!

 

xo,

24 Things I've Learned This Past Year

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