20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years

Last Monday I turned a whopping 20 years old. My god, I feel old! Can I be twenteen please, can we make that a thing? Anyway, over the past 20 years, I have learned a lot of lessons from the experiences I’ve had and I wanted to share them with you today in this blog post.

1. Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20
Don’t compare yourself to anybody. There really is no point because everyone’s experiences and situations are different. For instance, some people may be less fortunate than others and therefore have a different starting position in their life.

2. Always be nice
There are enough awful people in this world and we do not need any more of that. Be nice to everyone because it doesn’t cost anything and it really could make somebody else’s day. Additionally, you never know when you might need to ask a favor of somebody one day.

3. Spending time alone is okay
Although I am an extremely extroverted person by character, sometimes I do like to become a hermit and hide away from the world. Being alone is okay, being lonely isn’t so make sure you are keeping yourself busy even if that means watching a series on Netflix.

4. Travel, travel, travel!
I wish I could do more of this. Travelling is a mind opener and doing it with people you love is even better!

5. Consistency is your key to success
I should really take my own advice here…

6. Growing up is an emotional rollercoaster than nobody properly warned you about
Whenever I speak to adults and they give you that ‘aww, you’ve got lots to look forward to’ grin, never did I expect half of this stuff to happen. I’ve had lots of fun along the way but to say it was easy I’d be lying. You will never be a child or teenager ever again, all of sudden you just have to grow up and that’s it.

7. You are not going to be liked by everyone
There are too many people on this earth with different interests and tastes, you’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea.

8. Don’t trust social media
Seriously don’t, I have been fooled for too long about this. A lot of stuff is staged and edited for the gram. Everyone wants to show you the best version of themselves. Not going to lie but if my Instagram was to be 100% honest then my selfies would be me in a dressing gown with a bare face.

9. You don’t have to work a job that you hate
I’ve put myself through this several times. Going to work should be something you enjoy doing if the work environment isn’t treating you right then leave because you probably deserve better.

10. Drink lots of water
8 glasses per day to be exact.

11. It’s okay to make mistakes, nobody is perfect

12. Don’t hold grudges
It’s actually really childish. I think it’s much better to attempt to sort out any problems.

13. Learn to love yourself <3

14. It’s never too early or too late to start anything

15. Hard work pays off
It really does. If you revise, you WILL get amazing grades! (fact)

16. It’s okay to be selfish sometimes

17. Everything happens for a reason

18. Live in the moment
Be spontaneous, live a little you know?

19. Do not set expectations
Most of the time you will get let down if you have expectations to meet. So, my solution to this is to not have any expectations set in the first place – that way you will never be let down ;).

20. Live to be happy

Here’s an oldie but a goldie 😉

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day!

Lots of love,

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Hey there! My name is Cynthia, a 21-year old Accounting and Finance student based in Kent, England. I blog about all things Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle.

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