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22 Lessons in 22 Years

22 Lessons in 22 Years

I just turned 22 and it definitely snuck up on me. You never realise how quickly life is moving until your birthday comes around. I’ve lost friends, gained friends, fallen in love and made mistakes, both big and small. For the first time in a long time, I am feeling optimistic about getting older and I am finally embracing all the highs and lows that come with being an adult. I usually don’t look forward to my birthday because my birthday is usually a sad reminder that I am not where I thought I would be at certain points in my life. My biggest fear in life is not achieving everything I want to achieve. However, this year I have decided to embrace my new age and acknowledge the fact that everyone else is still figuring it out.

Here are my 22 lessons in 22 Years:

22 Lessons in 22 Years

  1. Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business.
  2. Learn to be your own cheerleader and don’t give up on your passion. People won’t always see your vision, sometimes even your own family. 
  3. Forgive yourself often and let go of all that self-doubt and self-hate
  4. Embrace your ethnicity and culture
  5. Don’t allow yourself to ever get too comfortable because when you’re comfortable there is no more room for growth.
  6. You don’t always have to speak your mind, some things are not worth it.
  7. Do everything by yourself at least once and learn to be happy alone.
  8. Say yes to everything. Try everything once (Within Reason).
  9. Proudly call yourself a feminist.
  10. Empower every woman you encounter 
  11. Treat yo’self. Regularly. Unashamedly. Unabashedly.
  12. Be positive. Think optimistically. Be the energy you want to attract. 
  13. You don’t always have to be in control of everything and everyone around you. 
  14. It’s never too late to change your path or your life. It all starts with the decision to actually make some moves in a positive direction.
  15. When in doubt, buy the bag. Life is too short. 
  16. Don’t be afraid to make the first move or go after what y
    ou want.
  17. Working out is actually a lot of fun once you figure out what you enjoy.
  18. You can say no to someone and not have to explain a single thing
  19. Learn to laugh at yourself easily and readily. Don’t take yourself too seriously 
  20. There are people in your life who care, and there are people in your life who will listen. Don’t be afraid to open up and ask for help
  21. Eat clean & sweat daily
  22. Live a life without limits.

22 Lessons in 22 Years

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  • Alya Mooro

    Lovely post! Happy belated xx

    Alya / moorizzla xx

  • Lovely post hope you had a nice Birthday! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • I totally relate to the feeing of not having achieved what you expected you would’ve.

    Happy belated birthday anyway- hope you enjoyed it & lovey post! 🙂

    http://Skylish.co.uk

  • Teshie Ogallo

    I love this. Also turned 22 this year and going through the same struggle of feeling like I’m not where I hoped I’d be. But living my best life unapologetically this year and chasing my dreams. Thank you for this ❤