So here I am- my last day of being 25. I’m about to enter what I’m calling my EARLY late 20s. Actually, I’m being dramatic. I’m really not someone who’s ever cared about getting older. ….But talk to me the night before my 30th birthday I might have a different outlook. Last year, I recapped things 2014 taught me but this year I wanted to switch it up a bit.
25 was a pretty okay year when I look back. Nothing monumental happened (except moving but that was with like 2 months left so we’re not counting it). I mean, it definitely wasn’t a bad year,by any means, but nothing super great happened either. It wasn’t a year of any major change or life event, it was a pretty average 365 days.
So, today I’m sharing with you 25 things I learned at 25.
Some people will do bare minimum to get by- don’t be one of them.
Eventually karma will catch up with them. Challenge yourself, you will feel more productive.
Stop at the gas station at night. You are definitely not going to have enough time to stop in the morning.
Fireball is always a good idea.
Delete his number.
It doesn’t make you petty, it makes you smart. And keeps you from feeling like an idiot.
Don’t worry, hair grows.
Make your bed.
Coming home to a clean space will help you feel more calm.
Just try it. If you don’t like it- don’t do it again.
Buy yourself flowers.
Surround yourself with the right people. It will make you be a better version of yourself.
Change can be good.
It might be hard and it definitely takes a while to get used to. Embrace it.
In-n-Out is not worth the hype.
…very confused about why people think it is.
Don’t buy color. You will gravitate towards neutrals 99% of the time.
Friendship is a two way street.
Keep in touch with people who you want in your life. Don’t feel bad if not all of them make the cut.
Being an adult can be scary. It can also be rewarding.
Cats are weird.
Manitowoc County is filled with some really sketchy people.
Don’t feel guilty if you spend your day off in bed, but don’t spend every day off like that.
It’s okay to have a crush like a 14 year old girl.
And it’s okay if nothing comes of it. It was fun while it lasted.
Invest in good skincare.
You spend too much money on makeup to ignore your skin. Also- water is the best skincare. And it’s free. You’re welcome.
Adele can do no wrong.
Neither can James Bay. Neither can Florence + The Machine. Way to go with your music choices this year.
Get rid of what you don’t need- it will actually feel like you have more.
When you love everything in your closet, it’s easier to get dressed. Everything else is clutter.
Complain if you need to, but don’t let it consume you.
Start a savings account. Your future self will thank you.
Even if it’s just a couple dollars a month, it all adds up.
Fireball is never a good idea.
…or is it?
Make fun of yourself. Find someone else who also enjoys this.
Life is a lot more fun this way.
I'm excited for whatever 26 has in store for me. I'm hoping for a lot more adventures, and I can't wait to share them all with you!