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The 20 things I learned in my 20s


  1. Current friends may not be your future friends

  2. Making mistakes are okay and part of life

  3. Don’t listen to fuck boys

  4. Budgets aren’t just a spreadsheet

  5. Passions change

  6. People’s opinions about you don’t really matter

  7. Everything in moderation

  8. People don’t deserve an all-access pass to your life

  9. Find a hobby

  10. It doesn’t have to be busy

  11. It’s okay to take your time

  12. A house isn’t a home

  13. Family isn’t just the ones you grow up with

  14. Boundaries are a necessary part of life - over-communicate them.

  15. Comparison is the thief of joy

  16. You do not owe anyone unlimited access to you

  17. Hard times come and go.

  18. Value what’s important to you

  19. Change your perspective

  20. Find happiness in the most mundane things

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