I feel like this year I have learnt a lot about myself and what really matters. And I mean the reeeeeeeal stuff. The stuff that often doesn’t get publicized on social media because perhaps it’s not hashtag worthy or trending? Or maybe because we are too in the moment enjoying ourselves we forget to capture it, and it’s kind of nice to keep some things private.
Here are five key lessons I have learnt so far from my early twenties:
1. It’s okay to say no to going out/ being with friends. It’s important to slow down and look after yourself. Understanding the value of exerting your time and energy on other people is priceless. Less is more.
2. The big guys aren’t always right . I used to think the big people with more experience, status and fame were right and always knew what was best. Not entirely wrong but not entirely true. We are all human and we all make mistakes at the best of times. Speak up even if you’re the young one, or have less cred.
I’m never so sure as I was in my mid-20s. Meryl Streep
3. Happiness is shallow. The idea of being happy is overated. You are never going to be 100% happy all the time. It’s about a deep joy that extends beyond happiness. Because stuff happens and it’s okay to feel all sorts of emotions. Joy is key in these moments.
4. Be unique not fake. Be weird not popular. The cool kids are overated. Seriously. Taylor Swift said it herself – Ha! Just do you. It’s pretty freaking awesome.
5. Silence is a wise thing. Sometimes it’s just not worth it. Hold your tongue. Save your breath. Sometimes, most times, people need to make the decision or the mistake for themselves and learn from it. It will have much greater impact then creating a hissy fit about it.
Love A x