Lessons From a 20-something

Hello and Happy Friday Lovelies! 😀

I promise I’m almost done responding to everyone wonderful comments from my post the other day. I never knew declaring my unpopularity would be so popular lol. So thank y’all again!!

I think by now we’ve all realized growin up isn’t all sunshine and rainbows…what’s that quote? “With great power comes great responsibility” (nerds of the universe unite!) so with all that “freedom” you dream of as a youth come a whole lotta not fun stuff too. Bills anyone?

Through all my trials and tribulations and a whole buncha fun (don’t get me wrong, growing up is more awesome than not) I have learned some valuable lessons as I’ve gotten older and I wanted to share a bit of the wisdom I’ve gleaned (thus far) from adulthood.


Yes, that is a golden mustache 😉

-Dry shampoo is a girls best friend. Bed head is no longer acceptable or cute. This isn’t just 9am world history class your attending but your job. A place where you’re expected to look like a functioning and intelligent human being.

-Friday nights are not just for partying. Your social status is no longer dependent on what party you were at or how many dates you go on(as if it ever was Ms. Too-cool-for-school)…That doesn’t mean you still can’t have a good time though. Until you’ve rocked out on your couch in your pj’s and called it a night at 10pm you haven’t really lived.

-It’s ok if you don’t know what you wanna do with your life yet. 18 isn’t/wasn’t your prime, you’ve still got plenty more growing and learning to do. That doesn’t mean to put your future off, just don’t feel like you’re being left behind b/c you’re not.

-That being said, being unmarried at 24 doesn’t mean you’re destined for the life of a spinster cat-lady (thanks for all the pep-talks though married friends). I mean, I like cats and all, but there’s no denying boys are better. A good one will come your way I promise.

-No matter how old you get, you will still miss patches of hair on your legs when you’re shaving so just come to accept it….sigh

-Negative people aren’t worth your time. Some people weren’t meant to stay in your life forever, so don’t feel back to let some negative friendships go. There are plenty of fun and positive people that can take their place, trust me.

-Netflix is no replacement for good old fashioned friend time…though friend time that includes Netflix just might be the best Sunday afternoon activity known to man…well throw in some food and THEN it’s the best time ever.

Hopefully we all learned something today. Before I go though, I wanna introduce y’all to one of my lovely ladies over on my sidebar. I promised not to sell-out, not to remain friendless so sorry, not sorry! Anyway, Rebecca writes over at A Married Writer and is so adorable and just so happens to reside in my favorite state (TN for those that couldn’t guess). I had her answer some fun questions (I answered a few over on her blog if you’d like to continue cyber stalking me 😉 ) so y’all can get acquainted, but be sure to click on over to say hi as well.



What made you start blogging?

I started blogging last January. I’m from California and I moved to Nashville to go to college. Once I graduated and got a job, I realized Nashville had become my permanent home. Because my family is so far away, the realization that I wasn’t just away at college anymore made me homesick. The fall before I started blogging I got engaged to my now husband and a blog felt like the best place to keep all my family in the loop about my life and my wedding planning. Since then, my blog has become a place of refuge for all my creative energy. I love writing and it has naturally grown into my little corner of the world where I can work on those writing skills.

What are some of your favorite posts?

I love looking back at some of my older posts to see how much I have grown as a writer and blogger. When my husband and I returned from our honeymoon I wrote a blog post about our experience climbing the waterfalls in Jamaica and how the challenge related to our new marriage. More recently I wrote a letter to Katy Perry about how to handle her breakup with John Mayer and a post about pimping out my kidney that was fun.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

Coffee. I have a serious addiction and I think I could single handedly keep Starbucks in business.

What is the theme song to your life?

I’d like to say it’s The Beatles Let It Be. I had the title tattooed on my wrist a couple of years ago to remind myself that when things get hard it’s best to just “Let it Be.” I have a chronic illness and often singing that song to myself made me remember that pain is only temporary. When I was very new to blogging I wrote a post about how that song changed my life.

Finally, give me two truths and a lie

1) I majored in Songwriting in College
2) I am terrified of people in animal costumes
3) I own four cats

I’ll let y’all guess which one is the lie!

Happy Friday Everyone 😀

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30 thoughts on “Lessons From a 20-something

    • I try to add humor in everything I do, makes life more fun lol. And I seriously don’t know how girls fared before dry shampoo…that is not a world I’d like to live in haha

  1. Just discovered you via #FridayFollow. I love dry shampoo too especially after hot yoga. I also have no use for negative people. Nice to find your blog too! Deborah @ Confessions of a Runner Mother

  2. I have never tried dry shampoo….eek!! I love your posts and totally agree about negative people…I wish I had a sign that just said please don’t steal my sunshine! I like to surround myself with people who make me a better person not bring me down! Have a great weekend!!

  3. I’ve already had a number of those moments where I want to be a kid again. I’ve even told my mom I take back everything I said about being independent when I was a kid. Hello new car battery? Or new tires?

    • Oh girl, don’t even get me started on the frustrations of a broken down car. I feel like every time I turn the darn thing on it’s gonna explode on me…sigh, if only Daddy’s could take care of it for me forever lol

  4. haha I love the advice, dry shampoo is my best friend and I’m pretty sure other people are also happy I use it. And without fail I manage to miss spots on my legs, arg. There’s just so much surface that’ it’s hard to know

  5. I think I’m still in the process of convincing myself that 18 wasn’t my prime! Seems so silly to believe it, but I think I lot of us have believed it at one point or another.

    • Oh definitely, I still look back fondly on 18, but I don’t think I’d choose to relive it. I’ve grown so much since then and experienced such wonderful things.

  6. what a fabulous post. love all of the things you said, bed head not being cute is completely true and something i never thought i would believe. have a fab weekend!

  7. Netflix with a good friend, food and WINE is heave!!!!!!!! Real story, when I was in my 20’s and Blockbuster was the place to be every Friday I would go in there for movies I was in there so much every Friday the guy behind the counter asked me out on a date!!!! I was mortified!! LOL.I guess he figured, you always in here so you don’t have a date so you must need a date, come out with me. I kindly declined.

    • Oh girl, I love this story, is it bad that I laughed a little? haha That’s what girlfriends are for right? My dateless self always made them go with me to get the movies haha

  8. This. This. This. This. This!

    Annnnd you’ve done it again! Literally i could leave the longest comment ever agreeing with every single point that you made, but I won’t 🙂

    Instead I’ll just say that I was I’ve gotten older and met more and more people, I’ve come to realize that every single person feels exactly like I do even if their situation seems different!

  9. I have never tried dry shampoo, but I think I need to. I hate having to wash my hair everyday and I think it would be great to bring to the gym. Then maybe I wouldn’t have to be such a hot stinking mess 🙂 TOTALLY with you on the negative people. Ain’t got time for that. Too many other great people in this world. One positive person is worth 10 negative nancies.

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  12. All totally true!, Especially that you haven’t lived until you have spent a Friday night at home on your own on the couch. Although a Saturday night doing the same thing is living life even more to the full – somebody say REBEL 🙂
    Great read!

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