Turning 29: what I would tell my younger self
It’s my birthday week! I am turning 29 (YIKES lol) on March 20th. We’re not quite 30 though so we got that at least 😉
You know how people will joke on birthdays: “do you feel any wiser?” And the funny thing is, I actually do this birthday. I feel much wiser. I’ve seen a lot in this last year and feel like there are a few things I wish I would’ve realized sooner. But everybody learns at their own pace!
So today, I’m going to share with you five things that I would tell my younger self:
1. I would tell myself….that everything happens for a reason
We all know failures happen and things don’t always work out. It can be frustrating and we won’t understand why certain things happen in the moment. But later down the line you will always see why. Trust the process.
2. I would tell myself….to stay true to myself
Your integrity. Your beliefs. Your core values. I find that is something we all struggle with growing up. I remember feeling in primary school that we all have to fit in and act like everybody else does. People will want to be around you for YOU. Not you trying to be somebody else.
3. I would tell myself….to always trust my gut
If you feel something is off, or doesn’t feel right…you.are.always.right. If there is a voice inside your head, trust that voice. Following intuition is something I find we all try to fight sometimes, but don’t fight it.
4. I would tell myself….to take care of my health
If you don’t take of yourself, it will catch up to you I promise you. When you’re young, you can get away with abusing your body but it will eventually catch up. It won’t happen overnight but years of neglect will sneak up on you someday and it’s not fun. It will be a harsh reality.
5. I would tell myself….to not let others opinions define you
One of the biggest examples I can think of is my digital marketing business. I had some people around me who weren’t supportive, were jealous, and make me feel bad about starting a blog. You do not need those people. I’ve seen this behavior all through my life. If the people around you are throwing you under the bus, they are not your people.
There we have it! THE WISDOM of a 29 year old hahaha.