25 things I know about myself at 25

This post was actually pending for a while. But just in my brain, there are no requests… yet (I’ll get there, I’ll be that famous, no worries). I don’t know why I was postponing it though. Oh yes I do. I like sleeping more.

I became 25 this month (took me a while, huh) and people keep asking me how it feels like. Quite frankly, it doesn’t feel like anything changed, but I guess being 25 is all about what you’ve built up for, while being 24. I hope that line sounded smart to you, because I seriously tried. With no further ado, let’s get into it, shall we?

1. Reading Marie Claire is not pointless. That’s where I learned about the magic of coconut oil. Like seriously. Best sh*t ever.

2. I like cats, too. End of story.

3. I learned that “sorry” is not a word for everything I do. Sorry for being great. Not.

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4. It’s really okay to be blunt, as long as you mind your own business and don’t go ahead hurting people with words that might just be in your brain.

5. Dedicating your time to hobbies is hard. I don’t know how other people can write 2 blogs/week or take up crafting classes. Teach me your ways, Martha Stewarts.

6. It’s all going to suck at some point. Because life is sometimes shitty and you just have to deal with it, and it’s going to happen a lot.

7. Making money isn’t everything. I mean, it’s good for buying stuff but if you wake up at 40 and realize you haven’t done anything but working for the dolla` dolla` bills, don’t blame it on the boogie. It’s not the boogie, it’s you.

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8. I’m thankful there hasn’t been a “worst day ever” in my life yet, and that’s why I spend my time trying not to have one of those days.

9. Days in which you don’t even put pants on are awesome. Resting your brain through sleeping and going on Tumblr are perfect, trust me.

10. Being productive is also awesome. Nothing compares to the feeling of achieving.

11. Still learning how not to sell myself cheap. And no, not in Red District style (even though that’s a job too). Being capable and great at what you do matters and no one should give you less than you deserve.

12. It’s okay if you haven’t peaked in high school. Lord knows it was a very confusing time for everyone, but there’s hope.

13. I have learned that my parents are real people. Meaning they are not there just to put you through college and everything. They have hobbies, interests, a life, and they could become cool friends when you get older, so keep them close and don’t shut them out.

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14. Letting go of friends is okay. You grow apart, it’s part of life. If you can’t find the answer to “why are we still friends?”, something’s not quite spot on.

15. Getting advice and giving advice is not actually the best solution for when you have a problem. Everybody’s subjective and will only relate to similar problems that happened to them, not to you. Since every experience is different, act according to your gut. Even if it’s going to blow, take responsibility for your actions.

16. Listening to Taylor Swift at age 25 is okay.

17. Lipstick is awesome. Sorry, dudes. But hey, guys can try it too. Why double standard everything, right?

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18. Health is really important. One of my biggest fears is getting an incurable disease, because in this day and age, anything can make you sick. I don’t know why I just gave that away, but I guess I needed a self reminder to try and be healthier.

19. You can have regrets at 25. And no, I’m not talking about not eating that ice cream bowl at brunch. Life really gets real in your 20’s and like I said before, it sometimes sucks.

20. Drunk texting is one of my most peculiar habits. I really try to keep it together in general, but hey, I guess my brain really likes tequila.

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21. Friends are really the family you make for yourself. Choosing my friends has been a challenge many times, but I think I got my head around it now.

22. You might actually like some people, but they might not feel the same about you. That’s also okay. And yes, life sucks (again?!), but at least you know where you stand. I don’t just mean romantic relationships here.

23. Jeans are the best pants ever invented. Seriously.

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24. It’s not okay to grow too old too soon.

25. Eat good food.

The end. 

All gifs via Google Images.

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Little into being 24 #twss

Hi.

So a while a go I wrote a post about the real things you need to know by the time you turn 24. This is the sequel. I had pretty great insights on that one, but then again this blog isn’t bringing me any money, so I’m glad for nothing. Oh, wait. It’s called personal branding. I just said that. Yeah. Now more people are reading my shenanigans (I’ve been waiting for an occasion to write this word in like forever), hooray! …

Moving on, here are some more things you need to know in order to succeed at life by my judgement, if you ever cared about my opinion.

1.  Know what gifts to buy for your friends.  I suck at buying gifts, too. It’s ok. Don’t feel embarrassed or anything. It’s ok if you give the “wrong” gifts to people. They will smile and say “thank you” even if they don’t like it so much. Just the way you do it.  But you can fix this. Seriously. A mug is not a really good idea, and God knows I made that rookie mistakes oh so many times. Also, never soap. There are other ways to show somebody they need to take a shower. Like, actually telling them or something. (Life hack: check their Pinterest boards and Tumblr accounts).

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2. Pay your phone bills on time. Or just wait for people to call you, you selfish prick. (This might be a little monologue, fyi). And any other bills, I might add. It’s this thing called responsibility, I guess…

3. Be judgmental. I mean, where would you be right now if you weren’t judging things the right way? It’s not about gossiping, and it’s not about being mean. It’s about figuring out who you want to hang out with, who you want to work with and having your own opinions. For yourself. For your own little life. All that is made through a judgment, amirite? As you might have noticed, I disagree with people who say “don’t judge” or whatever. I mean, how did you survive on this planet? Who made decisions for you?

4. Make some friends and keep them close. Don’t be that guy who stays in all day and does nothing, but has so many opinions about how the world should be, when in fact you’re not getting the point. Friends help you overcome that. They help you have a better and clearer version about the world, which probably should be a certain way, but at least now you know you’re not too lost. Because your only opinion is never enough to make a good judgment. (Oh my God, where did that come from, brain?)

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5. Help someone. Start small: family, friends, acquaintances. I don’t know if they need help, but they might be out of gas and really close to your place. Go pick them up or something. I don’t know, I don’t drive.

6. Party. Ooooow yeaaaaah. Party. Do I really have to say something about this? I mean, you’re 24, why not party? And before you go out, just do this. Badumtss.

7. Eat when you’re hungry, drink water when you’re thirsty. Heard that from a Belgian dude from my Erasmus group and it got stuck in my mind. But pizza is always a good idea, even if you’re not necessarily hungry. Just sayin`.

8. Get some general knowledge. Capitals of the world, kids in Africa, life in Korea. That kind of stuff. Google is very good at providing that kind of information. And so is Facebook, if you know your way ’round it.

9. Stand up for yourself, this being a memento I need to stick to my forehead or something. But yeah, think about it. You don’t have to clean someone else’s shoes if it’s not your job. Say it.

10. Don’t take yourself too seriously. This blog post is just my criteria of judging the people I wanna hang out with. You pass if you check all of the above. Just kidding, I don’t judge. Just kidding again.

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*again, all gifs from giphy.com* *it’s golden* *i love gifs*

Don’t judge me.

 

 

Laugh at yourself

So I’m a young adult. A millennial, as Forbes likes to call us people who have these mainstream jobs, own a smartphone and know a thing or two about how a business works. You know, the future.  And this is such an ambiguous introduction to what I actually want to say. Oh, screw it. I’m a 24 year old millennial who decided that today she would wear a skater dress, with sneakers, and a jeans jacket just to show off with the fact that she works in an IT company. Yeeeeaaah, riiight.

Anyway. And this 24 year old girl (girl? woman? I have no freaking clue) just got her hands on the printed “The fault in our stars” novel, because my eyes were getting really tired after reading that illegally downloaded pdf (am I allowed to say that? Too late).

So I get off work and go wait for the tram, because that’s what millennials do on their commute to and from work. (I know about this “commute” thing from Forbes as well 😉 And no, I’m not against Forbes, it’s just a really good source to quote. Ahem).

And I get in the tram after 20 minutes of sweating in the sun and I sit, opening my book. After I read a page, I look in front of me and 2 seats away there’s a girl I know, who is 4 years younger. She’s wearing a silk blouse, with some office like pants, has a pretty impressive statement necklace and an awesome bag. All black, silver necklace. So posh and Vogue-ish. And I’m in my purple skater dress. With green sneakers. Reading “The fault in our stars”. Stable job and everything. Looking like a 14 year old coming back from classes. Didn’t get away much from the nerdy look I had back in high school.

Just realized the title of this doesn’t actually make anyone laugh at themselves. I didn’t even write about tips and tricks. Did it get you to read this? Don’t answer that. Take it as a motto. Whatever. I’m a grown-up. I’m a millennial. I’m the future. In green sneakers. Who just ordered shawarma.

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Don’t judge me.