Let me first say that I, in no way, have life figured out. Not even in the slightest. I do however feel like I have made my fair share of mistakes and have had that “what am I doing with my life” moment. Twenty Four is such a random age really, you’ve already turned 21 and gone through that “woo I’m drunk bitches” phase. 22 was your “post college, where do I go now” phase and 23..well 23 was just like 24. I feel like when you are in your twenties it is perfectly normal to have absolutely no idea what you are doing with your life. You spend your mornings sleeping in and drinking coffee, and nights are spent going out to dinner with friends and catching up on Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. Is that just me? I decided to put together a list of 24 things I learned by the time I was 24. All of the following are things that really stand out to me as important little lessons that I felt were worth sharing and maybe could resonate with someone out there.
1.If you’re not a wine person, you’re not a wine person. Don’t try to make it happen. Beer is an acceptable choice.
2.Have at least two nice “wedding appropriate dresses” in your closet. Your twenties are the times of 10 weddings in one summer so be prepared.
3.How to properly “social media stalk” someone…make sure your finger doesn’t accidentally press the “like” button on a picture from last October or you’ll be caught and extremely embarrassed.
4.You can give yourself up to 7 days to get over an ex…after those 7 days put that box of chocolate away, hide the romantic comedies, and start your new journey. If they aren't upset, you shouldn't be either.
5.Netflix is always a good answer for “what to do on this Saturday night?” Don't feel ashamed if you're not at a bar or out partying.
6.Living with your parents isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it is the best option, and your parents aren't as bad as you think they are. You might realize how cool they can be.
7.You don’t have to be the most confident person in the world, but you need to love your body. Truly love it, treat with the respect it deserves and learn to appreciate it.
8.Tattoo’s and piercings are addicting…really. You can’t just have one, or two, or five.
9.It’s okay to confess all of your troubles to your cat, sometimes they are the only one’s who will listen.
10. Most people don’t have a great job right after college, or a fiance, or the answer to the question, “So what are you going to do after you graduate?” Don't rush life, take your time with it and let it happen.
11.Never go for the bad boys…ever. Even if they tell you everything you want to hear. They will never be worth it.
12.Fine one friend who will always be there for you. Don’t let them go. Tell them how much they mean to you and make sure that they know it.
13.Always have ice cream in the freezer, you want to be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.
14.Never miss the opportunity to make a great “Mean Girl’s” reference. "God Karen you're so stupid!"
15.Theme parties are the best kind of parties. Never pass up an opportunity to dress up for a “white trash bash” or a 90’s themed party.
16.It is possible to write a paper the night before it’s due. Just make sure you have lots and lots of coffee to keep you awake.
17.Trust your gut.
18.Don’t compare yourself to others. It won’t be the easiest thing but you need to, be happy with the way that you are.
19.It is ok to sing along with the radio as loud as you can. Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift are perfect karaoke partners. It's not your fault that "Wrecking Ball" is one of the best songs ever.
20.You’re going to hurt someone, its unavoidable. Let time heal that one.
21.Spend time with your grandparents. The more time you spend with them the more you can see how funny they are and how much you can learn from them.
22. Take a selfie, as many selfies as you can.
23.Try not to take things so personally, some people are in bad moods. Don’t let their bad moods affect you.
24.Don’t be afraid to take a risk. Sometimes that thing that scares you the most is worth it.