Today, I'm a quarter century old. So, since I can officially say that I am at the right age for a quarter life crisis, I thought it'd be fun to reflect and do another "if I knew then" post. Here it goes:
1. Sift through old diary entries. Take that scared girl who writes them and push her away from herself, so she can become who she needs to be.
2. When striking up a conversation, ask more about the person and speak less about yourself. Everyone appreciates it when someone takes interest in them.
3. The things that your mother pushes you for might have more to do with her than you. They're always in your best interest.
4. Stop comparing any part of your life to anyone else's. We really are on different paths and that's the whole point.
5. It's great to do well in school but don't let it define you. Be careful about the actions that define you.
6. Don't stay in a relationship because it's good enough. Sometimes there's nothing more lonely than good enough.
7. Make tiny changes for a big difference. Wake up a few minutes earlier. Eat whole grains. Walk.
8. Your emotions, the very things that will allow you to connect with others, may often become hindrances if you aren't careful. Remember that it won't help you to be too sensitive.
9. Everyone has the right to their own opinion. Everyone is allowed to love or hate you.
10. Don't give up because things don't work out. You'll spend years studying to be a doctor so why would becoming a writer be any different? There's always space for improvement and sometimes, rejections are there to tell you that.
P.S. Talli Roland's novel, Build A Man, is launching today! Congrats, Talli! I'm so excited to read and review :)