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.Was 22 just like Taylor Swift described it? See what I learned! Click To Tweet
- 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.
- You’re still young – When you’re young, being in your twenties seems old but honestly, you’re still so young.
- And things are still confusing – Lo siento.
- 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.
- 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.
- You’ll find new things to love – Music, Disney. makeup. I let myself love all the new things I didn’t before.
- 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.
- You have to learn to be more of an adult – Bills and life become more real and you have to step up.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Life doesn’t go how you plan it – Have I emphasized this enough? Life most definitely happens.
- Treat yo self – Get yourself a massage. Take yourself on a date. This is the time to love yourself.
- 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.
- One year wiser – Early twenties is still so young, but you can still learn so much.
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?