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25 things life has taught me - Birthday Reflection

I always reflect around this time of the year, my birthday is very special to me and I am always studying myself and finding ways to evolve each and every year. I turned 25 on May 11th 🥂 This age is weird to me because sometimes I feel like I'm running out of time, and other days I feel like I have enough time, so why rush?

This are the things life has taught me:

  • Family isn't always family: LISTEN, I could write a book about this. I've learned to stop putting family members on a pedestal just because they're "family". If they have not helped me evolve and become a better human being, if all they do is bring negativity, i would rather stay away from them and you should too!

  • I'm in control: I am in control of my emotions, my feelings, who I date, who I keep around me... I'm in control because this is my life. I no longer people please! I have become better at saying 'NO' and not feel bad about it and it feels amazing being in control of my life.

  • Take Risks: Getting out of my comfort zone has brought me many opportunities and being a risk taker has made me a better person.

  • Mental Health: Prioritizing my mental heath and investing in therapy has been one of the best decisions i have made in my adulthood. Life can be so hectic, we all need a licensed individual to talk to.

  • It's okay to be alone: I always felt the need to have someone after being in a relationship for 7 years. Truth is, It's okay to be alone for a while to get to know yourself until you find the right person for you.

  • Reach out for help: Don't be afraid to reach out for help when you need it. We need people in our lives and the right individuals will help you when you're feeling stuck.

  • The company you keep is important: This is self explanatory. You don't want to have the wrong people near you and I know it gets tricky into finding out who deserves a seat at your table, but trust me your spirit will always tell you and guide you.

  • Follow you intuition: THIS IS HUGE! I have always followed my intuition because it never fails me. I also believe that is God speaking to me though the Holy Spirit and that is why I always do what feels right for me.

  • There is more than one way to do something: Never go with the first option, always seek other ways because it could save your life and/or save you lots of money.

  • It's okay to outgrow friendships: I always thought my friends from my early 20's were going to be my friends "forever" but that was a lie. Not everyone will move up with you and that is okay. Real friends will always have your back no matter what.

  • Take care of your skin: Find a skin care routine that works for you and do it everyday and every night. The only way your makeup will look flawless is if you take care of your skin.

  • Embrace your natural beauty: I felt more like myself when I loc'd my hair and started rocking my natural and i must say that is something I appreciate more now that I am older.

  • Don’t make excuses for people who aren’t pulling their weight. So if a guy texts you every day but never wants to hang out, you’re not actually important to him. Move on.

  • Be yourself: Embrace your uniqueness and don't let anyone dim your light. The haters will always try to do so.

  • Don't settle: If a guy isn't applying pressure and going above and beyond for you, he isn't worth it. Be with someone who values you.

  • Travel: Have fun, travel and experience new things. Live life don't let life live you.

  • Work smart not hard: The older get the less i stress myself about work because I know it will get done.

  • Education is important: Go to school and get your degree because It will be worth it in the end. It's always great to have options.

  • Entrepreneurship isn't for everybody: If you want to work at your 9-5 and still be an entrepreneur, do that!

  • You don’t owe anyone an explanation. If someone doesn’t understand the reasoning behind your actions, you do not have to justify them. It’s your business, and yours alone.

  • Drink water: Please do, water is essential to life and I wish I would've understood this more younger.

  • Find multiple streams of income: Use your talents and find ways to make money with them. I promise it's so easy!

  • Read your bible: A life changer, I can't go a day without reading it. God will always speak to you through it and give you the word you need.

  • Pour to yourself: Watch motivational videos, listen to positive podcasts, learn new skills and really try to only pour positive things into your daily routine.

  • Record your memories: Photos, videos, journals, you don’t have to record everything to the point where you’re missing the moment, but have something you can look back on later and smile about. I have so many journals throughout my life and I love taking a trip down memory lane.

Can you relate to any of these? if so, which one stood out to you?


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