10 Things I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self

Thursday, May 30, 2013

At 26, I can safely say that I've learned a lot over the past 6 years...so much so that if I could tell myself at age 20, the things I've learned now, I think I would have had a more peaceful 20-year-old mind.
So here is what I would tell my 20 year old self:

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1. Do NOT use your credit cards!!  - Especially not on things that make you feel good during stressful times.   Seriously, just cut those cards up NOW!! 

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2. Put $20 into your savings every paycheck - just do it!!  After 6 years, you'll have over $3,000.00.

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3. Stop buying stuff you don't need.  Novelty stuff is silly and you'll end up throwing it away in several years anyways, trust me I know this! ;)

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4. Don't compare your body to anyone elses. You are supposed to be unique, so just embrace it!  

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5. Going out to bars is a waste of money and time.  Be more productive with your time and make better memories. 

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6. When it comes to relationships, don't waste time with anyone that isn't worth it.  Whether they are selfish, lazy, or abusive in any way shape or form. 

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7. It's okay to not be married already.  You're the smart one at such a young age.

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8.  Only worry about having 1 or 2 close friends.  The rest of them all disappear over the next few years anyways.

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9. Stay out of the sun.   Just do it.

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10. Enjoy every sunset you see, every flower you can smell, and every beautiful scene of nature you witness.  These are the things that throughout life will always give you a few moments of joy and peace. You won't remember them all, but it's okay.

What would you tell yourself?

1 comment:

  1. this was great advice! as a 23 yr old i really took these to heart.... even teared up with a couple...

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