40 Tiny Things Every 20-Something Girl Needs To Realize

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1. Boys aren’t gods.

2. No matter how many mistakes you make in this world, learn from them instead of beating yourself up.

3. Relationships do not equal happiness.

4. You are beautiful without makeup.

5. You are beautiful with makeup.

6. Your worth should never be defined by somebody else.

7. Work on loving yourself first before trying to find a partner to love.

8. Please don’t get back with your ex.

9. He/she wasn’t the one, if they already have gone.

10. Almost relationships are not worth your time.

11. Never say no to eating a second slice of cake. It’s totally worth it.

12. There are far more important things in life than getting married and having babies.

13. You are not less of a woman if you choose not to have children.

14. Cut out all the negative people in your life, no matter how difficult it is for you.

15. You don’t need a million friends to be happy. You just need a couple of true ones.

16. Bikini season isn’t a thing. Just put on a bikini and knock everyone’s socks off.

17. Please don’t settle.

18.  When someone shows you their heart, believe it.

19. Guard your heart always and follow your gut.

20. Know that you are incredibly powerful and never stop rooting for yourself.

21. Self love is the best kind of love.

22. You probably don’t have everything figured out right now. That’s normal. That’s ok.

23. Failure does not make you weak or dumb.

24. Healing takes time.

25. You will never forget your first love.

26. It’s ok to not be a grown up yet.

27. If you’re lost right now, you’re probably doing something right.

28. Don’t date just to date.

29. Fuck anyone who has the audacity to body shame you.

30. Mental health is important, please don’t ignore it.

31. Getting heartbroken is inevitable.

32. It’s ok to ask for help.

33. Don’t let people tell you that your sensitivity is something that makes you smaller or weaker.

34. You have the ability to make a human being. You are powerful.

35. You’re allowed to be a career-driven woman and not apologize for it.

36. You’re allowed to be a stay at home mom and not apologize for it.

37. People are going to disappoint you in this world, but don’t let them make you bitter.

38. Always believe in love.

39. Validation should never come from a number on a scale.

40. You are so much more than your appearance. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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