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16 Things I have Learned In My 20's So Far

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My birthday is coming up! I will be turning 26 on Christmas Eve. I am really excited. No, I am not doing anything special, but it is always good to see another year. I feel so blessed. These past couple of years post-college have been a crazy, fun and exciting experience for me. I have learned so much about myself, my relationships and life in general. Here's what I've learned based on my experiences over the years:

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  1. No matter how old I get, I am always going to be "figuring things out."  So, I need stop trying to finish a race that will never end, and just live.
  2. I still don't feel like an adult....
  3. ......But then I am reminded how old I've gotten whenever my 19 year old cousin has to explain a new slang word or new dance move to me, and I still don't get why they were created. 
  4. "Turning up" is now spent at home watching netflix on a Friday night, and I am not ashamed.
  5. Having "experience" outweighs my Bachelor's degree.
  6. Being selfish is totally okay!
  7. Being in a committed relationship is complicated and requires a lof of effort
  8. Budgeting is a must.
  9. I got to a point in my life where I don't care what people think. 
  10. Friendships come and go, and its okay! 
  11. Eating whatever I want is NOT an option anymore.
  12. Getting a good night's sleep is something I strive for everyday.
  13. Trying new things is scary, but exciting and rewarding.
  14. Despite seeing most of my peers doing it, I don't have any desire to get married right now. One day though. 
  15. Being an introvert doesn't mean I don't have great social skills. 
  16. What I wanted in life when I was 20 is completely different from what I want in my life at 25.

I would love to hear what you have learned in your 20s!

xoxo Shamirafit