I am turning 25 this year, which is supposedly the year we go through the ‘quarter-life crisis’ – I would say this is pretty much on Que. However I wouldn’t really refer to it as a ‘crisis’ more a ‘realisation’. 25 is a magical age – most of us have done the first degree, worked in that industry for a few years and realised – hey this is not really what I expected at all? We have endured a few heart-aches, travelled the world and come a bit closer to realising what is important, what we are passionate about and discovering our truth. As a result many of us endure … OUR FIRST CAREER CHANGE (we are Gen-Y after all so we have at least another four to go right?) It was the end of January this year I decided to go full steam ahead with my first career change – from the girl adorned Monday to Friday in six-inch heels, on-trend threads and make up, marketing iconic Cosmopolitan and Woman’s Day magazines to full-time nutrition student, part time health consultant and blogger. So in celebration of my quarter life ‘realisation’; I figured I would share twenty-five of the most important lessons I have learnt thus far along my journey…
- It is okay to say NO!
- Life is better when we let go of fear and limiting beliefs.
- Intuition is a great thing – learn to TRUST it!
- Following your heart will get you further than following your head.
- Things that frustrate us or annoy us about others, are often revealing things we are frustrated or annoyed about within ourselves.
- EVERYTHING happens for a reason!
- ASK, BELIEVE and you will always RECIEVE!
- You have to expect to fall flat on your face – it means you have WORKED hard towards something. But then you get back up and TRY again!
- We are all searching for love – when all along the LOVE is right where we can easily find it…WITHIN us!
- LISTENING to others gets you further than TALKING over others.
- Everyone has a story to tell…nothing is ever as it seems.
- Constantly pleasing others will never make you HAPPY! Stick with your TRUTH.
- Not everyone will have the same OPINION as you – LISTEN & RESPECT. Be sure to find your own TRUTH – be HAPPY with accepting that TRUTH.
- BEAUTY truly does come from WITHIN!
- Follow your passion and nothing else will matter!
- Backpacking is the BEST way to TRAVEL!
- Getting LOST is so much more FUN!
- Plans.Never.Work – Going with the flow and being present is so much more fun and soul-enriching.
- Wasting time on people who don’t appreciate and value you is exactly that – a WASTE of time!
- BOYS come and GO! Girlfriends are FOREVER!
- Always speak from the HEART.
- Stopping and admiring the BEAUTY in nature is far more enriching than admiring the beauty of a material POSSESSION.
- Pay it forward. Give your gifts. The world will reciprocate.
- LOVE IS EVERYTHING!
Which lesson resonates with you and why?