50 Lessons You Learn In Your 20s Whether You Want To Or Not

via Flickr - Greta Ceresini
via Flickr – Greta Ceresini

College is awful and torturous.

College is awesome.

Living independently is the most exciting thing everโ€ฆ

โ€ฆuntil you discover bills.

A lot of people are temporary.

. . . and youโ€™ll learn who was meant to stay in your life forever.

Drinking was a lot more fun when you were 20 and illegal.

Bars were a lot more fun when you were 20 and illegal.

Heartbreak is hell…

. . . but it will lead you in a better direction. . .

. . . because you will eventually find someone worthy of your love.

I am in debt up to my ass.

Being a bridesmaid is expensive.

Unpaid internships are basically a form of an illegal labor law.

Budgeting is a must-have skill.

Hitting the gym is starting to be a necessityโ€ฆ

. . . because your metabolism is plummeting at a highly fixed rate.

Netflix > going out.

Having to socialize is exhausting at times.

Getting kitchen stuff greatly excites me.

I could really care less now if people like me or not.

Making one meal off of Pinterest makes me feel like Betty fucking Crocker.

Social media is just a big gossip hangout.

Being classy > being skanky.

Wine loves me back.

Do what you want. Life is too short to not be happy.

Calories donโ€™t count on weekends.

True friends donโ€™t judge about anything.

Each choice you make has consequences.

Donโ€™t walk home from the bars with your heels off.

Dress to impress.

But wearing the same sweats 90% of your life is fine, too.

Always make sure your phone is charged when driving in case of an emergency.

Donโ€™t text and drive.

Donโ€™t drink and drive.

Your body is a temple.

You are always a role model to someone.

Trust your instincts.

Donโ€™t be mean.

Wear the red lipstick.

Confidence is key.

Life always gets better.

Never walk anywhere at night alone.

People > things.

Traveling is worth the money.

Looking like you got attacked by an orange marker from a tanning bed is not attractive.

Failure is a learning experience.

You canโ€™t please everyone.

Caffeine is life.

You donโ€™t have to have it all figured out right away.

Whatever is meant to be, will be. TC mark


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