27 Things I've Learned At 27
So I turned 27 last Saturday and so far, it isn’t bad as I thought it would be. To be frank, I wasn’t looking forward to grow a year older. I don’t want to grow old yet. I feel like I have so much in my plate and I’m still immature in so many ways. However, I’d like to believe that as I grew old, I also turn a year wiser. Looking back, I’ve been through a lot of things in life and some things almost ruined me. But hey, I’m still here! There may be things which I could have handled better but I don’t regret a thing. My life has been a journey and the obstacles that I was able to conquer were the reason why I am what I am now. Besides, it’s going to be a good story for my daughter or son in the future lol. So today, allow me to look back on the things I’ve learned throughout the years.. in life, marriage, dating, career and yes… even in fashion.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN LIFE
Don’t compare your life to others. We live at our own pace and we’re just exactly where we are supposed to be.
There’s always going to be something or someone that will trigger your insecurities. It’s okay to stumble but never give up on yourself.
Look back not because you’re dwelling on your past but to see how far you have become.
People will always give their two cents. It’s your choice whether you dwell on it or continue to live a happy life.
If someone wants to rant on social media, let them be. Maybe that’s how they cope with pain. If someone wants to post selfies, great. Maybe that’s how they gain their confidence. If someone wants to share their beliefs, sure. Maybe that’s how they inspire people. Never shame anyone from what they post on their social. We should aim to lift each others up, not tear each other down.
You may grow apart with some of your friends but that doesn’t mean the love and care won’t always be there.
Savings is important. You’re not getting any younger. It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement.
Compliment your spouse. Compliment your friends. Compliment your family. Compliment a total stranger. You’ll never know how it can make their day.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM MY MARRIAGE
You can’t choose who you love but it is your choice to stay in or out of love.
It’s okay to have kids at 20. It’s okay to wait for a little bit. It’s okay to not have kids at all. Your life, your rules.
Understanding your spouse’s or your significant other’s love language will definitely help you strengthen your relationship.
Personal space is so important in marriage.
It is 100% possible to reach for your personal goals while you’re married.
There’s always going to be a time when your spouse will disappoint you, they will fail you and they will hurt you. He’s never going to be perfect and so are you. Always choose the love you’ve shared and think of why you married them in the first place.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM DATING
When you’re young and in love, you may think that is the only love for you. You may think the world revolves to only one person. It’s going to hurt you so bad but it’s not going to be the end of everything. Someday, you’ll realize that the world is bigger than what you have imagined
There are so many good things in life. Don’t waste your time crying over a guy who doesn’t appreciate your worth.
You will never be enough for someone who isn’t “ready”. Soon, he will be.. It’s just not going to be with you.
Do not ignore the red flags. It will save you in the long run.
Dating the wrong person is okay. Live with no regrets. Every wrong person you meet is a step closer to the right one.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN CAREER
We spent most of our times at work. If you’re not happy with your job, it also means you spend most of your time being sad.
It’s okay to be practical. After all, we’ve got some bills to pay. But if you’re not happy with what you’re doing, you have to do something to get out of that situation as fast as you can. You owe yourself that peace of mind.
Love what you do and success will follow.
Work on knowing what you want and how you are going to get it.
Don’t deprive from enjoying the present just because you’re too preoccupied thinking about the future.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN FASHION
You don’t need to be a fashion expert to become fashionable. Follow your gut and trust your choices.
Confidence is the best outfit a person can wear.