Sunday, 26 April 2015

5 LESSONS WE LEARN IN OUR TWENTIES


1. It's the decade to be selfish. We may not be married or have kids yet, and we may not really have a 'proper' job yet so now is the time to do everything we have always wanted to do. Travel, spend money, skinny dip, climb a mountain, swim with dolphins.. whatever you want to do! Because as you get older, the more responsibilities you'll have. I'm not saying you won't be able to do these things however, once you hit thirty my guess it that it's a lot harder to walk out of your job/family because you've now decided to go road tripping around Europe.

2. Nobody really has a clue about what they're doing. You know when we're five years old and think that all adults, especially our parents, are superheros and have their sh*t together all of the time? Well, we are now those people and guess what? We aren't actually superheros. We are all just muddling along, trying to make the best of our lives. We are perfect but we are human. Making mistakes and learning is a really important part of life!


3.  'You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do' - Eleanor Roosevelt. There's not much more to say really, is there? The teenage years of doing things to please others are over and wearing a certain thing to 'fit in' isn't your biggest problem any more. Because actually, people are too busy thinking about themselves to give a damn about what you are doing (in the nicest way possible, of course). Life's too short to care about what others think anyway, because the people who matter will simply support you.


4. Money isn't everything. Sure, I like a designer handbag, holiday and hefty wage packet as much as the next person but I think as long as you are happy and doing what you love, then that's all that matters. I know being secure is important because I'd be lying if I said it wasn't, but (
and yes I know it's cliché) money can't buy you health, happiness or love.

5. Trust the process. One lesson that is perhaps the hardest to come to terms with, but learning to trust that the universe will provide you with what you need, when it's time to have it, is definitely quite important. I always fear that I'm going to sound really philosophical when I write like this, but I really do think that if we work hard then we will be rewarded, however when and how are not always so clear. Maybe things happen for a reason, maybe they don't? But learning to enjoy life and the journey in which we get from one road to another is something I think we should all do.
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Cat said...

THAT SECOND POINT! So, so true. x

Melane said...

All these points are so true and you wrote them down so accurate! Especially loving that quote form Eleanor Roosevelt, it is so true! I wrote it down on a post-it as a reminder haha :)

xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

Sam said...

Glad you agree! xx

Sam said...

Aw, I'm glad it's helped! Thank you :) xx

Jen K. of LifeUnrefined.com said...

Loved this post. I totally agree with #2 - #5. However, I disagree with the first one somewhat. I am now in my early 30s and my husband and I just went traveling around the world (I wrote about it in my blog, lifeunrefined.com)...I quit my job and everything.. so I think you can do things like that whenever you want to...just make sure you have a partner who is as adventuresome as you!

Kiara Schwartz said...

Good points! Love this!

xoKiara

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Gabrielle Trenbath said...

Great points :) I wish I was in my twenties again
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Sam said...

Oh that is fair enough! This is a very generalised post, of course so good for you for quitting your job and seeing the world! :) xx

Sam said...

Thanks!xx

Sam said...

Thank you! xx

Josie's Journal said...

I love all of these! Especially number 3, it's mad the way I used to try so hard to fit in during my teenage years! Totally failed at that anyway haha! x

Josie’s Journal

Sam said...

Haha I think you're pretty awesome so who cares!! ;) xx

krystelc0uture said...

Loved these tips as when your in your early twenties you always feel some sort of pressure, well I do anyway. I am stuck at the minute as not sure what I want to do career wise and always feel under pressure to save for my future such as a house deposit. Having a car at the minute can also cost so much money it's just all these choices we have to make haha xx

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Sam said...

Just try to enjoy your life - your career will fall into place when it's the right time. I bet you are the person putting the most pressure onto yourself so try to ease off and be kind to yourself xx

Helen at The Lovecats Inc said...

i am totally down with being selfish! i had a discussion about this with a colleague the other day and she said the same thing, she's in her 40s and travelled everywhere in her 20s and said you should get as much out of life as possible while you can!

from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

Ellie Adams said...

These sort of posts are always my favourite, totally totally agree with every single point! Especially trusting the process, there have been so many bumps in the road for me but it's so important to remember that everything happens fora reason. Great post lovely :)

Elle
www.theellenextdoor.com
xx

Sam said...

Thank you lovely.. and just look where you are now ;) xxx

Christina Hughes said...

Number 2 - absolutely spot on. This is a really lovely post :)

Christina x
Christina Campbell Hughes

Sam said...

Thank you! xxx

Annabel said...

Such a good post. And trying to trust the process is something I really need to do, but I find it so hard sometimes!

Annabel ♥
Mascara & Maltesers

Sam said...

Thank you, lovely xx

Kiki Rampone said...

This is a lovely post! This is such good advice for everyone to keep in mind in their twenties, especially the third one haha. Thanks for sharing! Great post.

xo Kiki

https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

Sam said...

Thank you! :) xx

Marlen said...

I laughed out loud at the "no one has their shit together" part. Some of my friends are having babies and they constantly say how they feel like kids that are raising kids. It kind of puts into perspective how my parents felt. It really is fake it till you make it. Also, yes to the universe thing! As long as you don't give up, you *will* succeed. It might just take a really really long time, but an opportunity is always there waiting to be grabbed. Awesome post :)

xo marlen
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