19 Women Reveal The One Thing They Wish They’d Known In Their 20s

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1. “It’s never too early to start working out. Seriously.”

– Michelle, 28

2. “You have the ability to say, ‘No.’ And you can say it as often as you want without repercussions.”

– Elana, 31

3. “I wish someone told me that I didn’t have to go out every night to meet someone.”

– Carisa, 28

4. “Breaking up with someone doesn’t mean you ‘wasted’ a relationship. It’s a learning experience, and you’re a better person after it.”

– Brienne, 27

5. “Don’t wear uncomfortable shoes no matter how great you think you look in them. You’ll end up not enjoying yourself an hour into the party.”

– Charlotte, 30

6. “Think first, act later. Don’t be impulsive.”

– Maggie, 28

7. “Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!”

– Emily, 29

8. “Therapy is not a sign of weakness.”

– Veronica, 32

9. “I wish someone had told me to stop worrying about how I might come off to others and instead, live my life. Everyone feels insecure just like you.”

– Danielle, 29

10. “You don’t need drama.”

– Katherine, 26

11. “Don’t take yourself too seriously. Enjoy life. You only get to live it once.”

– Stephanie, 30

12. “Failing doesn’t mean you’re a loser. You’re a loser if you don’t try it again.”

– Shannon, 27

13. “Don’t worry about what other girls are doing. Worry about yourself first. You first, others later.”

– Jenny, 28

14. “You are beautiful.”

– Lori, 31

15. “Don’t be in debt. Debt really, really, really sucks.”

– Marissa, 26

16. “Body language speaks louder than words!”

– Gabriella, 32

17. “Don’t move somewhere for a boy [or girl].”

– Sara, 27

18. “Always, no matter how tired you might be, always take your makeup off before you go to bed.”

– Diana, 29

19. “Sometimes, having a calendar reminder about when your cycle starts really helps.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

– Samantha, 28

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