25 Life Lessons I'm Glad I've Learned By 25

25 Life Lessons I'm Glad I've Learned By 25

It's OK to not know what you're doing.


In my short 25 years of life, I have definitely learned a good amount of things. Turning 25 is scary. You're halfway to 30 and everyone has these expectations of you, which in turn, you expect of yourself. At 25 we're "supposed" to be in our career, financially stable, dating someone long-term/engaged/married, on kid number two, living on our own, and stress-free.

That's not everyone's reality and that's not mine.

I want to share these lessons with anyone who may be curious to know and want my readers to be aware that you don't have to be doing everything right in your 20s.

1. Learn to speak up for yourself

If you know what you want, speak up for yourself. If you don't like when someone says something, tell them. Don't let anyone walk all over you.

2. If you like someone, talk to them

Don't play games. The guy doesn't always have to make the first move.

3. Be frugal

Learn how to budget yourself and save your money. Create a savings account if you don't have one already. You never know what unexpected bills will show up.

4. It's OK to have more than one passion

5. If you're feeling lost and confused, you're not alone

6. Exercise

I know, exercising can be awful but it's so good for you. Try to make it a habit to at least go for a 30 minute walk everyday.

7. Stay away from toxic people

Toxic people are only going to bring you down, bring negativity into your life, and make you feel miserable.

8. Only YOU can make yourself happy

9. Take every opportunity to sleep as much as you can

With our busy lives, we need to take what we can get.

10. Spend time with your family

You'll never have those moments with them again.

11. Take good care of your skin

Practice good skin care. Develop a routine

12. Travel as much as you can

Whenever you have an opportunity to travel, take it! See the world.

13. Do something that scares you

Take risks and get past your comfort zone.

14. Sleep with a good pillow

Your neck will thank you

15. Be you, completely

The right person will accept who you are and you won't have to hide any parts of yourself

16. Surround yourself with animals when you can

It's helpful to relax and destress.

17. Admit when you are wrong

18. Don't go against your morals

19. Try not to take things personally

20. It's okay to not be taken, engaged, or married

It's not a race

21. Be honest

With yourself and other people. Sometimes the truth hurts but people will respect you more when you're honest

22. Call people

Texting is a great way to communicate with people but actually reaching out and calling our friends and family is so much better. Hear their voice. Have an actual conversation.

23. Stop eating junk

Junk food is OK once in a while, but eating healthy feels great and your body will thank you

24. Don't tell everyone your goals and accomplishments

Jealousy is real and people can't help it. Sometimes people will wish badly on you. Try not to tell people your business, especially when you're not at your goal yet.

25. Go to as many concerts as possible

Music is good for the soul and going to concerts and being present with the music, strangers, friends, and the artist is an amazing feeling.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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The Breath of Solitude

A Poem With A Prologue // Polar Viewpoints.



She smacks your parted lips,

sucking the dry,

open cracks to a seal.

Pumping energy into your chest

and sending a continuous shiver

from lung to navel.

You can't help but cough,

as your lungs tighten and twist.

Ringing the frosty sensation out –

slipping through your parted lips.

The same parted lips that

allowed her deliberate fingers

to crawl inside

where she can escape her own dimension

of solitude.

The Breath of Solitude

All I know

is solitude.

We chat

every day

in conversations that circulate

behind the backs

of the present.

Solitude grinds my coffee beans,

as we sit

with our legs crossed,

waiting for dawn

to explode over our opaque landscape.

Solitude runs my bath,


as the Sun crashes

against the diminishing horizon.

But none of this is reality.

I am above

the dimension of reality.

Not theoretically,

but physically.

I am only a tool

to be used in the dimension

of your reality.

Drifting in and out,

twirling through your negative space.

My only purpose

is found through your breath;

but what do I do

when you stop breathing?

I wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.

I cannot see the blood

that sloshes through the veins

in your innocent hands.

The blood that energizes

those fingers

upon which I wait.

But I know

the blood is there.

It isn't

what you do.

It isn't

the way you move.

Simply put,

it is

the way

that you exist.

The sheer fact

that you have a bursting burgundy waterfall


not only through your fingers,

but engulfing all of you

in its rich,



The only waterfall

that I encompass

is the waterfall

that you imagine.

I have no blood;

I have no way to exist.

And so I

wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.

I wait for your fingers

to filter the heat

to a state of regulation,

a state of production,

a state in which I can exist.

The peach fuzz

that sleeps on the bridge of your nose

begins to rise

when your fingers initiate the flame.

The temperature reacts,

as would my heartbeat,

if I had a bursting burgundy waterfall,

or some type of life source

inhabiting my chest cavity.

As the heat

starts to melt

my metaphorical skin,

I become reality.

I don't have a face to smile,

or eyes to produce tears.

But I have thoughts.

I have words to say,

I have feelings to express.

I still can only drift,

in and out,

twirling through your negative space,

but now spiraling

into your positive space,

as well.


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