1.When to shut up
There’s something powerful about just shutting the f*ck up. You don’t always have to have the last word. Soon you will find that sometimes when you’re silent, people actually want to know what you have to say.
2.When to say goodbye
Saying goodbye is never easy. Nobody wants to let go of something or someone that used to bring them great joy. But there comes a time in your life when you have to make some tough decisions-and that could mean leaving something you once loved far behind.
3.When to call it a night
Take your ass home. Step away from the alcohol. In your (late) 20’s you begin to realize that you don’t have to shut the party down with the DJ and the party promoters. You can actually take your ass home before the lights come up. And you don’t REALLY have to drink every piece of alcohol that somebody sloshes your way. You can absolutely call it a night.
4.That my parents are human
Remember when we were selfish little pricks who thought our parents were invincible? They never got tired, never needed to have fun, and were pretty much robots? Well yea. After you get over yourself, you come to realize that your parents are actually two humans that got together back when the clothes were super ugly and the music was really good, and they actually have feelings. They’re human too. Be nice to them. (As nice as you can, anyway.)
5.That you have to admit when you’re wrong-apologize
Here’s the thing-nobody likes apologizing. It sucks. You have to admit you’re wrong, and in some cases, you actually have to admit that you’re a horrible person. It feels like you’re literally eating crow. (Ok-that’s an exaggeration) The point is, it’s hard to do-but it’s necessary. When you f*ck up, you need to fess up. Sorry, Charlie.
6.That time doesn’t really heal all things, but it’s possible to move on
“Time will heal all wounds.” Let me just say that that’s a crock of bull. That simply isn’t true. But what I DO know is that you can grow from your experiences and move on to better ones. Don’t allow your past to hold you in bondage while time just passes you by.
7. It’s not who you know, but who knows you
You see, there’s this whole misconception that your success is directly related to who you know. But I beg to differ my friends. It’s definitely based on who knows you. Make sure you network your ass off in your 20’s. It’ll really pay off in the long run.
8.We don’t all have to agree on everything
In case you didn’t know-I’m right all the time. But I’ve come to understand that it’s OK for other people to be wrong, and for me to be perfectly OK with it. LOL Ok, I’m still working on this one. But the reality is, no two people will agree on everything. The best thing to do is to accept that, and move on. If you don’t you’ll give yourself an aneurysm and you just might lose a friend.
9. Never tell your friends every detail of your breakup
DON’T DO IT. I know you love your girls and all, but sometimes those chics can take the breakup harder than you. Callin’ your boyfriend all kinds of names and wishing death on his pitbull. SMH Keep the details to a minimum. Who knows-you guys might get back together. And it’s going to be really awkward at the wedding after all your friends have blocked him on Facebook.
10. Alone time is essential
Woosah. We all need that peaceful solitude on occasion, and that’s OK. It’s a part of the renewal process. Take it. Cherish it. Do it. Whenever you need to. It gets rough out here, kiddo.
What’s something that you’ve learned now that you’re in your late 20’s? Share below!