I just turned 25, so I'm nowhere near the end of my 20's, just over halfway to be precise. But I have learned a few things in the past few years. Time sure flies when you get old.
Put your time into relationships that matter. Somewhere along the way, I decided to stop caring about what other people think (not totally, just a little) and put my time into the relationships that I cared about preserving. When you are young, you can have 50 friends. When you get older, you get busy, you have grown up things you need to do. It's harder to spend time with all those friends. So eventually I decided that there were certain people I just didn't care to be good friends with. I wasn't going to stress about spending time with them. I wanted to spend time with the people that I want to be friends with 20 years from now.
|Some friends, my sister and I on my 20th birthday. Seems so long ago.|
Life is never easy but it's everchanging. I don't want to wish away my life. This is something I have learned, but haven't yet mastered. Whenever you are at a certain stage that isn't particularly enjoyable, you say, in six months this will be over, I can't wait. Well yes, in six months it will be over, but then there will be something else. I want to enjoy my life today, enjoy the struggles, and be proud of myself when I work through them.
|And after going through all of the pictures of my 20's there are no more that go well with these things that I have learned.|