35 Things Every 20-Something Needs To Be Reminded Of

Sara Kauten

1. If he or she ghosts you, they are not worth your time.

2. Comparing yourself to others won’t ever make you happy.

3. Everyone is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about.

4. Dreams take hard work, and they won’t necessarily happen overnight.

5. You have to go through pitfalls to reach your goals.

6. EVERYONE needs someone to listen to their struggles. So listen.

7. Do not ever be afraid to ask for help.

8. End friendships that cause you pain.

9. Being friends with your ex isn’t a smart idea.

10. You’re SUPPOSED to make mistakes at this age. Learn from them and grow from them.

11. Your parents are probably right.

12. Instagram is cancer to your mental health.

13. Fuck up as many times as you can. That’s the only way you are going to learn to be a better person and to change.

14. You will never be the same person as you were when you were 16.

15. Growing up is scary. It’s normal to be terrified.

16. Having a significant other is overrated.

17. Now is the time to do all that you can while you’re still young.

18. Be kind.

19. Read as much as you can. Be a sponge and soak up all the knowledge that you can. Be curious about life!

20. Sometimes, life will SUCK. Don’t give up.

21. On your darkest days, know that this is only a day, not your life.

22. If you love someone, tell them.

23. It’s okay to feel lost. It’s just another word for eventually finding yourself.

24. When life hits you hard, surround yourself with your loved ones and remember why you’re here.

25. You were put on this planet for a reason. Stay.

26. There are more soulmates out there for you. Stay patient. It will come.

27. Most people in this world are awesome, it’s just going to take time to find the people you are meant to be with.

28. Never settle for something or someone that is less than what you deserve.

29. Sex is awesome and empowering and fun. If you want it, go for it and fuck anyone that judges you for it (no pun intended).

30. The single most precious thing we have in this world is love. Love your neighbors. Love your friends. And love yourself.

31. Put yourself first in every situation that you go through.

32. Sometimes, all you need is a good glass of wine and your best friend to get you through a tough time.

33. Listen to your friends if they say your significant other is an asshole. Believe them.

34. Don’t ever take this life for granted. Live every day like it is your last.

35. Don’t take everything so seriously. You’re allowed to have fun! TC mark

Lauren Jarvis-Gibson

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