20 Things I’ve Learned In 20 Years

Goodbye teens. Hello real world.

Last month I entered a world wind of an decade, the invincible 20’s. It’s mind-boggling to think that only a decade ago I promised my parents I would be a good great teenager. Oh how time flies, and how I gave my absolute all to keep that promise and provide a smooth transition for my parents. Love you mum and dad! Only a decade ago that I mentioned to my parents that I wanted to go abroad after my high school days were over! Pretty wise kid, if I may say so myself and so many more lessons she encountered in her 20 years roaming the planet.

I see the 20’s as an open field, an empty map. It’s up to me to make the next decade an interesting and loving one. It’s up to me to fill the map with roads, streets, signs, cities and nature. How exciting is that!

Though my life hasn’t always been a smooth ride, there are so many lessons I learned in the things I experienced and I feel it is time I shared those lessons with you. I hope these these words of wisdom can inspire you as well to create your own list, or even be a reminder that we’re always growing and to never stop learning!

It will also be an amazing post to fall back on and remind myself of how far I’ve come and how many more lessons I will add to my 30 things I learned in my 30s list! For you and for me, here are 20 things I’ve learned in 20 years.

20 Things I've Learned In 20 Years

  1. Life is one big roller-coaster ride.
  2. Not everyone’s going to support your ideas, and that’s okay. This is not their journey any way.
  3. Do what makes you happy!
  4. Dancing is the greatest form of releasing energy!
  5. Have the persistence of a baby learning to walk, in other words, never give up!
  6. Having a pet changes your life for the better, send them all your love.
  7. Say yes to new experiences!
  8. Change is good. Adapt to it and make it work for you.
  9. Always remember to take off your pyjama bottoms before going to school, or you’ll get humiliated in front of the whole class!
  10. Love passionately and spread the love in any form, shape or size.
  11. It’s totally okay to have high standards, even when it comes to boys.
  12. Travel, just travel! It releases your creativity and opens your heart!
  13. Education does not define you and your skills.
  14. Quality over quantity, especially when it comes to sleep.
  15. It’s okay to bawl your eyes out over the periods in your life that were way better.
  16. Your heart can feel at home in two places at the same time.
  17. Value every person in my life, past and present, and thank them for making you the person I am today.
  18. Having friends all around the world gives you another excuse to travel! It also makes you less judgmental, as you come in contact with different cultures, religions, principles and values that will open your mind.
  19. Keep your inner child well and truly alive.
  20. Always remember to keep dreaming and believing!

*Extra lesson added on later:

21. Laugh uncontrollably, because laughter is the best medicine!
See the start of the video to know why!

What has been your greatest lesson?
Share your lessons in the comment below as I’d love to hear which experience shaped the beautiful person you are today.

“Never stop learning, because education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Yasmin Wilnis & Nelson Mandela

Keep dreaming and believing!

Love, Y x

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