26 Things I Learned In 26 Years

Hey guys! I know it’s been a while but I turned 26 yesterday!  As a personal tradition, I always take a moment to reflect on where I am, where I want to go and who I want to be, and I wanted to share  some of those things with you guys. Enjoy. 

  1. You deserve so much better that being someone’s second choice.
  2. Work and play don’t have to be separate. 
  3. It’s necessary to take a break when you’re at your whits end.
  4. And anyone who doesn’t respect that can get the boot out of your life.
  5. You’re not obligated to anyone, especially anyone you call your friend. 
  6. Friends come and go. 
  7. Your job is temporary so don’t stress over it so much. ITS. JUST. RETAIL. 
  8. Everything falls into place in time for something else to fall apart, but life is full of challenges. 
  9. Money is meant to be spent, not hoarded. 
  10. YOU. ARE. NOT. YOUR. PARENTS. 
  11. You are also not A parent. Let it go. 
  12. It’s okay to cry even at work and screw anyone who says otherwise. 
  13. You shouldn’t have to hide who you are to impress anyone. 
  14. Take insults and passive aggressive comments with a grain of salt. 
  15. Don’t let someone else rub their negativity or toxicity off on you. 
  16. Get as many tattoos as you want, God will understand and so will your mom. 
  17. Start doing things for you, and stop worrying about what anyone says about it. 
  18. It’s okay to want to run away. 
  19. Don’t plan too much. 
  20. Stop letting family subconsciously make your decisions for you. 
  21. Stop supporting anyone who isn’t supporting you. 
  22. It’s ok to curse sometimes. 
  23. Enjoy the quiet nights you have alone. 
  24. Sometimes the grass on the other side of the fence isn’t greener, it’s just painted that way. 
  25. Take care of your mental health, always. 
  26. Be who you want to be, not who you’re expected to be! 
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