I’ve gone and returned from Rivera Maya, started a new job in New York City, hosted a graduation party for my cousin, and marked the quarter century of my life. You can say my life has been a whirlwind the past two weeks, that I haven’t even had the mental capability to realize I’ve turned 25! I guess it’s only fitting I entered 25 like this, since they say our twenties are both the most frustrating yet exciting!
Most panic at the thought they’re quickly becoming older. Me on the other hand, I’m looking forward to 25, not the getting older part, but I’d like to see it as a new era in my life. The more birthdays we celebrate, the more life changing experiences we embark. From devastating to happy moments, the most I’ve learned is about myself, and who I am as a person in this amazing life. We’ll never seem to understand how life functions, but through discovering myself I’ve learned many valuable things to live happily. Not matter how old we are, learning and taking on new opportunities, is the beauty of life. So on this milestone birthday of mine, I thought I might share some advice I’ve reflected upon these recent days, and am looking forward to many more to come…
1. There comes a time you’ll realize you need stop wasting your time, money and energy doing the right thing for the wrong people. I’m a much happier person after removing negative people, those who don’t truly understand me and ones who thrive on drama or focus on material and stereotypical aspects of life from my own life.
2. As bad as it may sound, I’ve learned that people who question or doubt you, are ones that in somehow have questioned themselves in the same situation or have some regret. Genuine friends don’t underestimate your integrity or judgement, they know who you are and your intentions at all times.
3. Toot your own horn, and pave your own yellow brick road. If you want to do something do it, voice your opinion! Don’t hold back from something when it felt right just because the thought of being judged. If no one else wants to go along, then go on your own, but knowing you did something for yourself or stood up for something you believe in, will invigorate and empower you. You’ll always be happier following your passions.
4. Stress nor fear exists, we create it. Take a deep breath let go of the burden and worries holding you back and fogging your mind. It’s better to breathe think about your task, focus on the important part and start there. Shake off the hesitation and doubts keeping you from taking that step, and go for it without thinking. You’ll see you’ll have an experience you never thought possible, and if things don’t work out the way you anticipated then at least you never have to wonder “what if”. Better to know you tried than always wondering when you had the chance.