It’s dawned on me that I’m getting closer to 30 years of existence in this glorious world of ours and I’m kinda unsure of what to do about it..
So I rekon the next two years I’m definitely going to make it count and leave my 20’s with a bang and share some wisdom for my fellow late 20’ers.
1.Get rid of your skinny jeans, they’re an unnecessary struggle. (It’s a love/hate relationship)
2. Do whatever you can to avoid judging other women. You don’t know what kind of mother you will be, or what kind of daughter you will be to an aging parent, or a friend to someone who needs it, until you are. Be accepting to your fellow women who are all just trying to do their best.
3. The majority of your Friday nights will consist of couch, pizza and movies and you will be TOTALLY fine with it! The thought of going out on a Friday after a long week sounds both awful and terrifying. Once a month, this thought will also feel exciting, but after you brave it, you’ll be a mess for days. #NotWorthIt.
4. It’s okay to whittle down your friendships to the few core people you need. Don’t feel bad about falling out of touch with everyone. Sometimes the few friends who stick around are who you’ll really grow with and depend on for years to come. #SquadGoals
5. Don’t judge older women for spending money on eye cream and other expensive facial products. When you see your first under eye wrinkle… you’ll get it.
6. You might start making more money, but it will go towards weddings– Say goodbye to savings and hello to showering people with hundreds of rands, and then probably not speaking to half of those people ever again.
7. Always wear sunblock and wash off that make-up before you go to bed.
8. There are babies on your social pages- Babies conceived by choice. By people YOUR AGE. What is happening?
9. The person you choose to spend your life with is the most important career decision you will make. Your life will be significantly harder if you don’t have someone who believes in your path as much as you do.
10. Say yes to as many new experiences you possibly can, but limit the amount of commitments in your life that don’t work for you. If you’re spending your time trying to please other people, you’ll wind up with nothing to give yourself.
11. It’s okay to be nice and pleasant and still be professional, but don’t let people take advantage of you — and STOP APOLOGIZING.
12. Don’t worry so much. Ninety percent of the crap you spend your time worrying about really and truly doesn’t matter.
13. Exercise, even if you hate it!
14. Have patience with your parents – you will form the most amazing relationship with them and its something you’ll regret if you don’t give it a chance.
15. One day we will die, but that’s just one day, the rest of the other days we are living, so live and look after your health.