22 Things I Learned at 22

22 was a crazy year for me, good and bad. It was everything I expected it to be but not at the same time. For me, I think 22 was that awkward year in the twenties like you know when you have those awkward years when you’re a teenager? Being 22 you feel like an adult, but at the same time, you don’t. This past year I learned a lot about myself as I tried to grow into the young adult I wanted to be but life threw curve balls. I definitely think I’m in a more positive mentality now and I’m trying to be wiser. So here are some nuggets of wisdom I acquired.

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  1. It’s okay to party Like Taylor Swift – I’m not a Swift fan *gasp* but I let myself get down to “22” once or twice.
  2. You’re still young – When you’re young, being in your twenties seems old but honestly, you’re still so young.
  3. And things are still confusing – Lo siento.
  4. It’s okay to not have things figured out – I graduated college and I expected things to be clear and I felt pressure, but there’s still time to figure it all out.
  5. But some choices can determine a lot more than before – At the same time, choices can make a big difference now and can determine your path.
  6. You’ll find new things to love – Music, Disney. makeup. I let myself love all the new things I didn’t before.
  7. Stop comparing yourself to other people your age – There’s a lot of others who have it all together but just because you’re the same age means you must follow suit.
  8. You have to learn to be more of an adult – Bills and life become more real and you have to step up.
  9. You’re going to set out to do things and realize it’s not what you thought it would be – Look have plans, but don’t create unrealistic expectations
  10. It’s okay to be an old soul – I realized how much I love staying home and watching a good movie, while everyone is out partying. You know what? It’s totally okay.
  11. Good friends are hard to come by so cherish them – I graduate college and realized you have to make an effort to keep up. If you have good friends, always make the effort for them.
  12. It’s okay to feel sad – There are tons of people who say we’re young and have nothing to worry about but you can feel down a lot and it’s okay. Talk to someone who genuinely cares and won’t dismiss your feelings.
  13. Parents are pretty cool – I found myself hanging out with my parents a lot more and it’s totally great. They have tons of wisdom and I’m all for lunch dates with them.
  14. Things are as exciting as you make them – Things definitely don’t come easier as you get older, so you have to work at things and everything
  15. It’s okay to love the things you do, even if they seem silly – You know, I love Disney and it’s pretty cool to me and I don’t see myself stopping as I get older. Lo siento.
  16. And let other people love what they do without judgment – If they watch the Bachelor, just let them be. I sure don’t watch it but others do and that’s okay.
  17. Being a young adult is an awkward stage – We’re in this limbo of feeling like a kid but being an adult and things are hard.
  18. It’s okay to have a routine – I get the appeal of being wild and spontaneous but it’s not bad to have a regular routine to follow. Do what works for you.
  19. Life doesn’t go how you plan it – Have I emphasized this enough? Life most definitely happens.
  20. Treat yo self – Get yourself a massage. Take yourself on a date. This is the time to love yourself.
  21. It’s important to care about others – Don’t be selfish. Yes, you can love and treat yourself, but make sure to watch and love others.
  22. One year wiser – Early twenties is still so young, but you can still learn so much.
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22 was definitely a year I’ll remember and I learned a lot from it. What’s a valuable lesson you learned at any age?

6 thoughts on “22 Things I Learned at 22

  • “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling twenty-two!” Lol!! That’s songs gonna be stuck in my head today 😉
    Great post!
    I, too, find my love for Disney growing every year! 😀

    Have a great Friday!

  • Awesome things to have learned! At 26 and married, I’m still learning some of these things. And don’t worry about getting old… growing old truly is a choice. Oh and friends – hold them close. It gets sooo much harder the older you get. Adult friendships are so awkward and it makes you feel like a weird middle schooler again. Thank you for reminding me to let others love the quirky things they love too. Sometimes I get very one-sided and think “huh? That show is so dumb..” but I watch stupid things too and find joy in it. Great, wise perspective. WONDERFUL list to share!

  • Oh I agree! I feel like adult friendships are a lot of work but so great. I still learning to let people love their quirks because I know mine are really weird. Lol. Thank you!

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