50 Things I’ve Learned in My First 25 Years

3 Dec

1. Work to live, don’t live to work.

2. Don’t dwell on things. It happened and you can’t go back, so may as well move forward.

3. Wear sunscreen – even in the winter. Wrinkles will really suck one day.

4. If you only put one thing on your face it should be a retinoid cream.

5. The best cure for a hangover are electrolyte post-workout powders.

6. Always drink two glasses of water before bed on a night of drinking.

7. If a boy cares, he will text.

8. Being wild looks fun, but everyone likes a classy girl better.

9. Never grocery shop on an empty stomach.

10. Learn to cook. You will need to one day.

11. Make exercise a part of your lifestyle now. Get in the best shape of your life while you’re young!

12. Wax.

13. Take your vitamins like your mother told you!

14. There is a vintages section at the LCBO. Use it.

15. Take lots of pictures.

16. Back up your computer often.

17. Keep in touch with clients, friends, and family.

18. Always tell your family you love them.

19. Travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

20. Sometimes all you need is a movie marathon day with your bff and a tub of ice cream.

21. If you think a dress is too short, it is.

22. It’s OK to cry.

23. Not everyone is going to like you.

24. It takes a special kind of body to pull off high-waisted pants.

25. You’re never going to have a Victoria’s Secret body, so stop wishing you did.

26. There are plenty of fish in the sea. They are just hiding.

27. Your phone actually has an “off” button.

28. Duck faces are a no-no.

29. Go big or go home, ladies. Say no to kitten heels.

30. Making your bed is a waste of time. You’re just going to mess it up again in 12 hours.

31. Invest in classic wardrobe pieces.

32. Every girl needs a pair of nude heels.

33. When in doubt, your mom will have the answer.

34. Dogs are a lot of work.

35. You will spend more on other people’s weddings in your life than on your own. Save.

36. Slave in your 20’s so you can live in your 40’s.

37. Pay yourself first.

38. Sex and the City episodes will never get old.

39. Keep your nails in order. It just looks better.

40. Stay away from trendy hairstyles.

41. Mornings aren’t the same without coffee.

42. You will lose people. And it does hurt.

43. Your smile is your best accessory. Put it on everyday.

44. You can never have too many shoes.

45. Candles. Enough said.

46. Find a hobby.

47. Being able to just “be” with someone in comfortable silence is important.

48. Drinking and driving is never worth it.

49. Never get back with an ex. Ever.

50. Life goes on.

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