I recently read a post by Ashleigh over at Ashleigh Writes entitled ‘Things I learned to Accept’ and it got me thinking about what I’ve have been teaching myself to accept or learn to accept, good, bad, or indifferent. So, as another ‘Bonus Post’ on one of my sites and gauge the feedback. If you like it, I will copy it over to my Cardmaking blog with some changes. Anyway, here’s what I am trying to learn to accept along with why.
You’re having a Quarter Life Crisis, so what?
Around two to three months before I turned 25 this year, I started to panic. And threw myself, unintentionally, into a quarter life crisis. Annoyingly I’m still here in the panic but it has taught me some great lessons. And the book entitled 20 Something, 20 Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction by Christine Hassler that I got on Amazon. She has helped to walk me through by feeding me not answers, but questions. While I’m still here and I still feel lost, I know my map has a few more pieces than it did when I started.
Let Go and say Goodbye
This applies to so many areas in my life but right now it resonates most with my career. What I spent years training to do is most likely something I will never get a chance to do for any number of reasons. I’ve started looking into going back to school so I can learn something and feel like I am actually worth something. Rather than feeling like I’m totally worthless.
Own Up to Your Mistakes
Own what you do wrong or when you totally screwed up royally. It might turn out better than you think but you won’t find out if you don’t give it a go.
Is Single an Okay Way to Be?
This is one question I am still struggling with. I’ve been single now for over a year and while I’ve tried everything but eHarmony because, money, and on every program and app I either get people I don’t get a good vibe from or I’ve messaged them and they don’t message back. This is doubly annoying when you can see if they’ve read the message. I think that yes, I will be okay with it someday but I will also always be the person who needs someone to be there for them (seriously, ask my friend’s for stories) but in return I am totally loyal. It’s all a work in progress, got to remember that.
So, now that I feel fully bare I’m going to end this post. What were some things you learned in your 20’s or things you learned after that you wish your 20 year old you had known? Please go down in the comments and let me know, I’d love to hear your stories too!