Today I discovered I got my first gray hair and I’m going through a slight crisis, lol! I can’t believe how quickly time flies, I feel like I just turned 21 and today I’m an old woman with gray hair… Ok Ok, is a bit dramatic but honestly is has made me rethink life and realize many things and today I want to take the time and give myself and others some advice I wished someone would have told me years ago. I’m only a couple years away from the big 3-0 and I just realized that I’ve spent so much of my 20’s chasing a career I thought I could convince myself that I wanted and searching for the “perfect” life. It wasn’t until I started taking chances, accepting that life would never be perfect and really going after my dreams that I really began to enjoy and appreciate life.
Today I want to share some advice I wish I had in my 20s:
Work hard, but take time to slow down and enjoy life too: I went to college at 17 and started my own business at 18 (a childcare). While I don’t regret it, I do think I placed an unnecessary amount of pressure on myself and missed out a little bit on the whole college experience. I quickly realized that type of business was not for me, and today I’m proud and blessed to say that I own 2 money services business. Ive worked so hard you have no idea; and although I love what I do in my business I felt like something was missing and today I’m here embarking into my day dream.
Keep believing in your childhood dreams: You’re never too old to chase them and they may morph into something a little different. I always wanted to be a youtuber or in the fashion industry, but was to scared to actually go for it. I never would have thought I would actually wake up one day and say NO, this is enough you have to follow your dreams went out to buy a camera and today I’m fashion blogging – combining both of my passions. I don’t know where this will take me or if it will even become something but if I don’t give it a shot I will never forgive myself.
Real love does exist, but it’s not perfect: Always remember first me, then we! You have to be in love and happy with yourself before you can make anyone else happy and give them something to love. Enjoy your own company. Be unapologetically curious. Never lose your identity in another person’s world. Trust me — there will be no shortage of men who love a dynamic, independent and interesting woman.
Travel more, staycation more and unplug a little more: I was talking the other day with a friend about how I feel so unattached to material possessions after traveling where I literally only have my suitcases. Of course I like nice things, but if I lost them tomorrow, life wouldn’t be over. I’ve realized that the memories I make while traveling are more valuable than a designer bag, and don’t get me wrong I will continue to work hard to buy what I want but I will also take the time to plan trips and enjoy my life to the fullest.
Spend time with those who matter most: My family is everything to me and I don’t know where I’d be without them. When times are tough, they are always who I turn to and they’ll accept me no matter how I am. There aren’t too many people in the world that will feel that way about you therefore, make sure they know they are appreciated and that you love them. Life really is so short.