I just turned 28 and I can't believe it. I still feel like I'm 18 some days and then other days (due to lack of sleep) I feel about 60. I thought it would be good to sit down and really think hard about what I've learned in my twenties, just as a good reminder. Plus, I always love when other people write these.
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. I'm a perfectionist, type A person, so it can be hard for me to let things go. But gosh, everything doesn't have to be in order. You don't have to know the answer to everything. Letting go is good.
Be grateful. When I stop and think about all the good things I have in my life, I always just feel so much happier. Remember someone could be wishing for a life like yours.
Read. Anything and everything. There is so much knowledge to gain and nothing better than escaping into a good book.
It's ok to not be happy all the time. Sometimes I need a good cry. And let's be honest, you can't know sunshine without the rain.
Other people's lives aren't always what they look like on social media. Oh it's a double edge sword- social media. Sometimes, I feel myself getting caught up comparing myself and thinking shoulda, coulda, woulda. But then I remember you only see what others want you to see on social media- not the whole big picture.
Travel. It's getting harder and harder to make this a priority, but I still try to. The experiences and memories from travel are always the best.
Take care of your body. I'm a big believe that it matters what you put in your body and on your skin. I try and eat organic and not put yucky chemicals on my skin. You gotta put good in to get good out!
Love your parents. and your siblings. and your friends. Relationships are so, so important. After all, we never know how long everyone will be around. My grandma has dementia and it's so hard and heartbreaking.
Quality over quantity. In all regards. I believe in this in regards to friendships to shoes to sheets.
Drink lots of water. It's the cure for everything and so good for you.
Invest in some good leggings. Or whatever clothes make you feel good. When you look good, you feel good. Leggings seems to do the trick for me!
Enjoy the small things and take your time. It's hard for me to slow down. I always want to be getting something done. Recently, I've really started to savor all the moments and just be. And man, it's good.
Cheers to a new week. Bring on the coffee!