At the grand age of 27, I've learned quite a bit in my twenties so I thought I'd share my discoveries so far.
1. No is a complete sentence. It's pretty self-explanatory but saying no doesn't need to be followed up with anything else, sometimes just leave it at no because not everything is worth an explanation.
2. How people treat others is a direct reflection of themselves. Don't ever beat yourself up for how people treat you, a lot of the time it has nothing to do with you but everything to do with how they feel about themselves. As they say, hurt people, hurt people.
3. Every lesson unlearned will be repeated. Until you fully learn the lessons of what you've been through, they shall be repeated.
4. The years speed up as you get older. Does it not just feel like the other day you were at school? I mean I can't be the only one that's wondering where the hell those years went. This is exactly why you must make the most of your time and cherish each day with your loved ones.
5. We all love in different ways. Those of you that are familiar with the five love languages will know what I'm talking about, if you haven't read it, make sure you purchase it asap!
6. Vulnerability is a sign of strength. It's not easy being vulnerable but it takes true courage to do so, so don't view it as a weakness because there's nothing weak about opening up and exposing your soul to others.
7. Change is good. Change keeps us on our toes so instead of fearing it, embrace it. You never know what's around the corner.
8. Self-care is important. This is so important, I can't stress it enough. Make time for yourself and don't allow anyone to emotionally drain you. Look after yourself first so you can be there for everyone else without feeling worn out.
What have your twenties taught you so far? and those of you that are older don't be shy to share some of your wisdom.