Today I turn 26 years of age. I wanted to write some things that I thought would be meaningful. Like most things in my life I have reflected upon my years on this earth, and wanted to come up with some sort of defining post that covers all the bases. I think it’s safe to say that none of us plan where we will end up at any period of time, and even if you try to plan it, usually things go awry. Thus, another lesson learned…stop planning. I am not sure where I thought I would be in this moment. Regardless of what I thought, I am here now, and now is good. Life is pleasant, and I am blessed to be surrounded by wonderful human beings who love and care about me. That, after all is what counts right?
Originally I planned on a 26 before 26 post, but honestly I read through my last year’s post, and I hardly did anything on the list…So why waste my time making lists of things I won’t follow through with? This is what I know at 26. Things about myself. And things about life.
Nothing is better than the beginning of falling in love with someone. Everything they do is so new, and breathtaking. You’ll never smile so big, or feel that initial reaction ever again. There’s so much beauty and innocence in getting to know someone. A fresh start is a beautiful thing.
There are a few things that make me feel better than having a great night out, looking at my friends and knowing they’re having just as much fun as I am. Then waking up the next morning and laughing about all the ridiculous things that happened, and reliving it all over again.
As quickly as someone can bring you up, they can tear you down just as fast. Gravity can suck sometimes.
Forgive people…It’s easier than holding grudges. People will disappoint you, and you’ll disappoint people. We’re all human.
Happiness cannot be bought. You can’t find it somewhere. It won’t change with your waist size or your hair color. It’s something that is inside of you and you just need to figure out where it’s been all along.
Honest and open communication is key in every relationship you have. The truth can hurt, but it always sounds better.
It is important to be kind to people. Holding the door for them, saying please, thank you and have a good day. You never know how awful of a day someone may be having, and all it takes is one small act of kindness to make them smile.
Being an adult means you can have ice cream and pancakes for dinner…isn’t that awesome?
Comparing yourself to others is only cutting yourself short, use that energy on something productive.
Don’t ever feel bad about expecting things. You deserve all of it..Every little thing and more.
Don’t stay in anything if you’re not 100% committed or
happy. This could be a relationship, a job, a major…anything. Don’t
settle because you’re too lazy or scared of change. You’ll regret it.
Days off should be spent exploring, laughing, eating…and lots of snuggling.
Allow the past to bring you forward. You have the perfect stepping stone. No need to make the same mistakes.
Always remember…there’s someone out there that thinks you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Being alone can be one of the best and worst times of your life. Embrace your alone time. Learn about yourself, and grow. Don’t underestimate the power you possess as an individual, believe that you can be self reliant, and you will.