Hey guys! It’s my birthday! I’m officially 21! I feel old. And very adult-like. I don’t know. It’s weird.
Anyway, I know I haven’t really been very regular with blogging anymore. Life and school has become very overwhelming. However, I really wanted to sit down and write a post that I’ve been writing for the last three years on my birthday (this year will be my fourth birthday on the blog!). I wanted to give you guys 21 things I’ve learnt at 21.
- Some fights are not worth dragging out. Don’t hold on to your anger.
- Let the little things go. Pick your battles.
- Blessings come in many shapes, forms and sizes. Pay attention.
- Make rash decisions. You don’t always need a pro con list.
- Sometimes your dreams come true unexpectedly and sometimes they are not what you expected them to be. That’s okay. Move on. Find new dreams. Make new goals.
- Decluttering does absolute wonders for your mental health.
- Relationships are hard work and they require a lot of give and take.
- Your ego really means nothing. You lose nothing by laying your ego down. In fact, you simply gain respect.
- In a relationship, there are two people and the feelings and thoughts of both people are equally valid and important.
- Never go to bed angry. Just don’t do it. Talk it out always.
- There is greater value in reading for quality rather than quantity
- Taking a step back from your school work to give yourself a mental break does not mean that you will fail.
- Money can be earned back but certain milestones and experiences only come once. Don’t be afraid to enjoy yourself.
- Be on time for things. Don’t be super early for everything. Use the extra time for other things. Life is not all about sitting around waiting for other people.
- If you procrastinate, you waste time that you could’ve spent on something more important.
- Choose your family over your career. Always. Being number one in your job isn’t as important as meaningful connections with the people who matter the most.
- Pick a job which doesn’t require constant overtime or weekends away. And if you can’t avoid it, then make sure that company compensates you with time off or overtime pay. Time off is very important because time off is time for yourself and your loved ones.
- Don’t sweep issues under the rug. Take them out and talk about it and work it out.
- Doubt will kill even the best of things.
- Trust your heart. It often knows what it’s doing.
- Go out. Explore the world. Don’t stay cooped up in a comfortable bubble. Experience life.
So there you have it. 21 things I’ve learnt in the last year. I’m so excited for the rest of the day. I will be having a brunch party today and in the evening, I have a dinner party. I can’t wait to see what 21 will bring.
Lots of love and merry Christmas!