Advice for my Twenty-Something Self

I am turning 30 in September, and believe it or not, I can’t wait! My twenties were more difficult than I had imagined so starting a new decade makes me want to pop the champagne and jump off a cliff into the ocean (naked of course!). Good riddance to all of those low paying jobs, crummy boyfriends, draining girlfriend fights, and late nights when I just wanted to go to bed. I am looking forward to a decade of working in a field I love, traveling to places on my bucket list, blogging, building memories with people I know and trust, knowing which foods work best in my diet (no dairy!), and saying no to things that don’t appeal to me. It’s so hard to say no sometimes! I’ve put together a list of things I would have told my younger self: 1. Don’t date him. Delete his number. Now! You are stronger without him and you know it. 2. Just quit the job. Find a new job first, and then quit. It isn’t worth your time. 3. You want to travel? Plan it. You want to go back to school? Apply. You want to move somewhere? Do it. Don’t be afraid to fail, it happens and you get over it. 4. Have at least one night to yourself every week. Read a good book. Make a delicious meal. Have a bubble bath. Light a candle. No t.v, no people. 5. Reach out to people you admire. Don’t be shy! They want to help you and will be strong contacts in the future. 6. Don’t spend all of your paycheck on clothes and happy hour. Save it for something special! 7. Keep connected with the true people in your life. Don’t forget about your grandma or your childhood friend. 8. Try new things and if you love something, do it again! (Yoga, paint night, rock-climbing) 9. Remember to laugh. Remember to smile. 10. Know that your 30’s will be amazing! Here are some of my favorites (2005 – 2015):

Civitavecchia, Italy 2014

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Civitavecchia, Italy 2014

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Eiffel Tower, Paris 2014

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Arizona, 2015

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Venice, 2014

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Eleuthera, Bahamas, 2007

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4th of July, Seattle, 2005

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Eleuthera, Bahamas, 2007

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015

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Nice, France, 2014

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Nice, France, 2014

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Mediterranean Cruise, 2014

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London, UK, 2008

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Rome, Italy, 2014

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Cannes, France, 2014

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Santorini, Greece, 2008

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