25 Things I Learned At 25

So, today I am officially 26! It has been a long year of ups and downs… with too many life lessons to really keep track of. I thought I’d make a quick post, listing just a few of the things I learned at 25!

  1. You can’t please everyone with your life choices, so just forget what others want out of you and focus on yourself.
  2. It’s okay to say no.
  3. Don’t sit in awkward places on mountains you can barely climb when it’s way past dark and you seem to have gotten separated from your friends.
  4. I am not meant to be a driving instructor, and that’s okay. (Unless you need to learn what not to do…)
  5. Sometimes, all people need is time. The people who love me the most will always come to support me in the end, even if they aren’t quick to support my goals at the beginning.
  6. I actually do have a little bit of musical talent!
  7. Eating less meat isn’t necessarily the hardest thing.
  8. Don’t go on a road trip with my friend Yia without a GPS in hand. Just don’t.
  9. Sometimes things change. Sometimes change is hard. It always has the potential to lead into something better.
  10. It’s important to be 150% open minded. Say yes to new experiences, even if it’s something you never really wanted to do. ESPECIALLY if it’s something you never really wanted to do.
  11. Wander away from the crowd and wander far. You never know what you’ll find, where others aren’t looking.
  12. Don’t expect everyone to have the same mindset. People will disappoint you.
  13. The owls are not what they seem.
  14. Not everyone who is your friend is to be trusted. Sometimes you’ll learn things that make you realize they weren’t good people and then you’ll have to let them go, and that’s okay. When it comes to friends, it’s always going to be quality over quantity.
  15. It’s okay to experiment with new things. Sometimes it will just help your relationships grow even stronger.
  16. Don’t worry so much about planning things out. Just set a goal and make it happen. Don’t stop until you make it.
  17. Maybe making friends isn’t really that hard. I mean, I made a friend out of someone I highly respect in the industry I’m working to break into…
  18. Be more adventurous with food. Go into more restaurants of cuisines you have never tried and order something you can’t even pronounce. You might be surprised.
  19. I can survive not being home for a long period of time, and my family will survive without me here too.
  20. School is really not for me. I learn better through experiences than I do out of textbooks. No matter how bad I want to be good at the whole school thing, I know it’s not where I’m most successful. It’s not a bad thing.
  21. WRITE THINGS DOWN. Do it or you will forget it.
  22. Don’t seek approval from anyone. If you want something, GO FOR IT. Never let anyone talk you out of something you truly want and believe in.
  23. There are always two sides to every story. Be open to hearing the other side.
  24. Trust your gut instincts, even when everyone is telling you you’re crazy.
  25. Sometimes you’re going to need to help others and risk friendships in the process. Sometimes you’ll lose friends over doing the right thing, and if they leave over that… they weren’t real friends anyways. Always strive to be a better person than you were. Every learning experience is an opportunity to grow into something greater. Don’t miss those opportunities.
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2 thoughts on “25 Things I Learned At 25

  1. Oh! Happy Birthday! 🙂 Some of them are really good lessons! Love the one about writing things down, my life would be so much easier if I did that. If I had to say the most important thing I’ve learnt it would be “don’t be lazy and learn languages!” haha Also, “don’t be afraid of making mistakes, everybody does”.

    Have a lovely day, I’m not really sure about the time difference between California and Spain, but I guess it much, much earlier there 😛

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