Lessons From 24…

Growing up always comes with a lot of self-discovery, changes and upgrade. June last year, I clocked 24 in the middle of a pandemic and it gave me a lot to be grateful for. I made plans to achieve before the drum rolls again and I’m few weeks away from being 25. At 24, I wanted to relax, live a little, explore, be myself, experience life and just let the wind, the universe and my creator be my guide. I can proudly say that I didn’t achieve 30% of the goals I set for myself. Instead, life happened and just like I wanted, I was able to relax on some days, live a little, explore, be myself, experience life and hold onto God. Funny how we make plans to sail somewhere, but end up on an adventure to self-discovery and the other side of life. So, here are 24 lessons I’ve learned at 24:..

  • Life works in rhythms…up and down, back and forth.
  • Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Live a little…catch cruise every now and then.
  • You’re doing better than you think you are.
  • It’s okay to cry, cuddle up, and be a baby again.
  • You should have a Personal Board of Directors.
  • Invest in friendships that add value to your life.
  • Invest in what you find interesting.
  • Not everyone can/will relate.
  • You have cheerleaders… Keep them close.
  • Do not make the same mistakes you made.
  • You cannot give what you don’t have.
  • Manage what you have.
  • Do not have one bottle to store water.
  • Only get what you can give back if you must get.
  • Most times, turn people down and say ‘NO’.
  • Keep pushing the best way you can.
  • Identify a setup from miles away and don’t fall into a trap.
  • You need people…good people.
  • Before the rains come, survive the heat no matter what.
  • If you fall, don’t lie down. Stand up, dust yourself and keep walking.
  • No matter how slow you go, don’t give up! Keep walking.
  • Learn to be present and stay grateful.

I’m positive about 25… and I know I can still achieve a lot in these few weeks to 24. It’s been a journey…

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