Yesterday I said goodbye to my twenties. We didn’t do presents or a fancy dinner as Hawaii was our present to ourselves, but we did sneak up to the Adelaide Hills for a lovely afternoon at a winery. And a whole Sunday off from renovating was a rare treat too!
I’m not one to get too fussed about age (except grey hairs – UGH) but it does seem like a good time to reflect and all that jazz.
Here are 20 things I’ve learned in my 20s.
- I’m tougher than I thought. I have taken some big risks and faced some situations I never thought I’d get through and have always come out the other side.
- But sometimes I can’t handle everything. It’s okay to ask for help.
- Done is better than perfect. As my blog tagline says, I’m a recovering perfectionist.
- Be kind to others. It’s more important than being right.
- Be kind to yourself. Stop being so harsh on yourself and let go of all the ‘shoulds’.
- Cut negative/fake people from your life. They will drain your energy and happiness.
- Find your people. In your teens you want to blend in. Your 20s should be about finding people or groups who allow you to be 100% you (like you guys!).
- Being married is awesome. But you need to remember to keep treating them like the no. 1 person they are.
- Floss. You can thank me later.
- Run your own race. Stopping caring what everyone else thinks or does is amazingly freeing.
- Less is more. Edit your life down to the most important things.
- Don’t count calories. It will do your head in. Your body is already telling you what it needs, you just need to listen to it.
- Stand up for yourself. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.
- Your mum was right. You should probably buy some sensible shoes.
- No one has it all figured out. We’re all just fumbling along doing the best we can.
- Dream big. But remember it’s okay if plans change.
- Stop waiting until things are ‘just right’ before starting your life. Your life is already happening.
- You will never feel like you have enough time or money. Use both on the things that really matter to you.
- Being happy is more important than being successful. Close the laptop and get out there.
- Trust your gut. It is usually right.
It’s been a pretty amazing time of my life, now bring on the next decade!