I think it’s about time to look back on my life. Sure, 23 years (and five months) isn’t much, but there are definitely some things about life that I have pondered (over and over and over). Sometimes there are moments or even people who we think have been influential in our lives or decisions. Maybe they were in the background or maybe they were only in your life for a short time. No matter what the case may be, we’ve all experienced highs and lows, enough to help us learn and look to the future.
Thankfully I’m not the only one who over-analyzes these things and happened to round up a few inspirational links and posts on the subject of life
13 Things I Wish I’d Known My 1st Year Out of College
~ Network, network, network. Your first job may not be your favorite but you certainly won’t get anywhere unless you put some effort into the search. That being said, make sure when you interview, you get a feel for your bosses and your coworkers. Having a happy and healthy environment is just as (maybe even more) important as the work you will be doing.
~ Comparison Trap … LET IT GO ~ You are different. You will always be different. That’s why we love you. The fact that media and society has created and image or lifestyle that deems what is “normal” and what is not is absolutely ridiculous. Granted, it’s taken me a solid 23 years to come to terms with this and I still get panic attacks that I’m not living life properly.
“Looking For Love” by Zen Habits
Love for the city, love for someone else, or even love for yourself. I like this post because dating is one of those things that isn’t guaranteed. It’s another part of life where you are forced to put yourself out there and be ready for uncertainty and rejection. At the same time, it’s an invigorating process that helps you reestablish your beliefs, become more mindful of your surroundings and the world, and helps you define your identity. It provides an opportunity to find people who are interested in helping you become a stronger individual, emotionally, intellectually, or maybe even physically.
Just like establishing a friend group or finding your best friends, it can be a hit and miss process, and takes a bit of time.
“8 Things I’d Tell Myself at 20” by the Sometimes, Always, Never Blog
Some thoughts to consider from yours truly:
~ Be True, Be You ~ I guarantee that people are more interested in your true personality than the one you use when you try to be cool or blend in. Plus, it’s more fun, more attractive, and so much less effort.
“A Letter To Myself at 22” by the Sometimes, Always, Never Blog
~ Live life to the fullest & move past regret ~ First and foremost, regret is not attractive. The “should have, would have, could have” syndrome? Let it go. The only way you can move beyond this is by living life to the fullest, understanding what makes you happy, and becoming a yes person. Better yet, become the initiator! Don’t wait around for invites to parties, dinner, or the beach. Be the one to send the text message.
“30 Must-Do’s While You’re Young Enough to Read This” by Marc and Angel Hack Life (too many good points here…I concur with every single one)
~ Life is too short not to eat the things you love ~ Borrowed from one of my totes but ever so true.
~ Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover ~ Classic advice and oh so true. Even if someone appears to live a perfect life, you have no clue what goes on beyond the surface. Maybe they just are that fit, happy, and wealthy. You focus on you and that will bring the most amount of happiness.
~ Relax ~ Even living in one of the busiest cities in the world has taught me to be more patient. Things will get finished and you will accomplish what you put your mind to. But there’s no point in stressing over things you cannot control.
“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
– e. e. cummings