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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75 Of The Most Iconic Vine Quotes

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Vine may be dead but Vine references live on. I still watch Vine threads AT LEAST twice a day. Here are 75 of the most quotable vines:

1. "Ooooooo, he needs some milk."

2. "Hi, welcome to Chili's."

3. "It is Wednesday, my dudes."

4. "Country boy, I love you ahhhwweelhwh..."

5. "Escalera oooooooaaaa!"

6. "F**k ya chicken strips!"

7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties."

8. "Gimme your F**KING money!"

9. "That was legitness."

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king God, she f**king dead."

11. "Fre-sha-vocado."

12. "Staaaahp! I coulda dropped my croissant!"

13. "That's my OPINION."

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head."

15. "What the f**k, Richard."

16. "This bitch empty, YEET!"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does."

18. "What up, I'm Jared I'm 19, and I never f**king learned how to read."

19. "Um, I'm never been to oovoo javer."

20. "My God, they were roommates."

21. "Why are you running, why are you running?"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe."

23. "I can't swim."

24. "Lebron James."

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss..."

26. "Mother trucker dude, that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick."

27. "Watch your profanity."

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch."

29. "What are thoooooose?"

30. "I smell like beef."

31. "You better stop."

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE?"

33. "Come get y'all juice."

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay."

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift?"

36. "I wanna be a cowboy, baby."

37. "Why you always lying?"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh, what, am I not allowed to sneeze?"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes."

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming."

41. "XOXO, gossip girl."

42. "Shoutout to all the pear."

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came."

44. "Chipotle is my life."

45. "Look at all those chickens!"


47. "I like turtles."

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON."

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM?"

50. "F**k you, I don't want no ravioli."

51. "21."

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom."

53. "Iridocyclitis."

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it."

55. "That is NOT correct."

56. "Uh, I'm not finished" "Oh my God, can you let me do what I need to do?"

57. "I have osteoporosis."

58. "ADAM."

59. "Merry Chrysler."

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you?"

61. "Try me, bitch."


63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me!"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no?"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema."

67. "I am shooketh."

68. "Hey my name is Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow."

69. "Can I PLEASE get a waffle?"

70. "There is only one thing worse than a rapist." "A child."

71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this."

72. "Bitch, I hope the f**k you do."

73. "Two shots of vodka."

74. "F**k off Janet, I'm not going to your f**king baby shower."

75. "JEEEEEZ, Jesus Christ."

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