Coffee Talk: What I’ve Learned in the First 5 Years of my 20’s

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Ah, 25. What a year.

With 26 right around the corner in April, I wanted to take time to write out the things I've learned in the first five years of my 20's:

one // don't take yourself too seriously

I've always taken myself pretty seriously. I tend to care a lot about everything. But in the last few years I've learned to calm down, not take myself too seriously, and enjoy each moment a bit more. This has also led to me being much more spontaneous, which I'm so happy about—I love just randomly hopping out for dinner to try a new restaurant, or booking a last-minute weekend getaway.

two // life is too damn short

Looking back, I feel like I wasted some time in high school and college, and when I turned 25 I felt like an official adult. I feel like something changed in my mindset where I used to think, "oh, I have so much time to do this or that", and now I think, "I should do it now, before it's too late." 

three // work hard, but enjoy your life

The first four years of my career I worried SO much about work. I would go home and think about it, and I was always so passionate about what I do. I still am, but I've learned that work is absolutely not the most important part of life. There's so much more to life (and to people) than your job. I'm just glad I learned that lesson early, and before I have a family!