25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years

  1. It’s okay to make mistakes.
  2. A good haircut is always worth the money.
  3. Cuddles from animals make 99% of life’s problems disappear.
  4. Everything happens for a reason.
  5. Life gets better after making a conscious choice to focus on the positive.
  6. Nobody notices your imperfections as much as you do.
  7. Listen to your gut.
  8. Always stick to your morals and values.
  9. I finally appreciate the thousands of pictures my grandma takes.
  10. Paying off debt feels 10x better than any material thing.
  11. My parents were right. About everything.
  12. Don’t settle for anything.
  13. Your parents love you unconditionally, but it’s best not to test it.
  14. No matter what anyone else says, being a “crazy cat lady” isn’t a bad thing. (Right mom?)
  15. They make realistic looking fake plants for people like me.
  16. Don’t judge people based on their social media profiles.
  17. Success is 90% hard work and 10% knowing the right people.
  18. Nice people are nice.
  19. You learn a lot about yourself outside of your comfort zone.
  20. Be nice to your younger sister.
  21. You can’t change other people, love them as they are.
  22. If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it.
  23. Take full advantage of every opportunity.
  24. There is no such thing as “too many Volkswagens”. (Right dad?)
  25. I don’t know everything, but that’s okay.

Instead of telling people I’m 25, I’m going to say I’m a quarter century. It sounds so much fancier!

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