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5 Important Life Lessons I’ve Learned In My 20s

September 25, 2018

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go Instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a young woman in her late 20s, I’ve learned a few things.

Well, maybe not a lot but the essentials of course at the age I am now.

This led me to write this and see if you’ve experienced these 5 life lessons in your 20s. These were important lessons I learned in life. I also consider them great life lessons, for me.

Now take these life lessons with a grain of salt because everyone’s life journey is different. These are just my experiences.

1. Learn To Budget Early

2. Love Yourself Truly

3. Find A Hobby That Helps You Relax

4. Don’t Compare Your Journey To Others

5. Friends Come and Go


1. Learn To Budget Early

The first job I’ve ever gotten was in college as a scorekeeper! It was the worst job, for me in my opinion. Plus, being sensitive and all, it was harsh hearing players yell at me because I mistakenly placed a score on their opposite team.

But I digress.

When I got paid for the first time in my life, I spent it. All of it.

It wasn’t much but it was the most exciting thing for me, to have your own money.

It was a good learning experience because then I told myself that I wouldn’t do that in my second job.

Then I got the second job.

With the second job I used the money to spend it on grocery food, that I could afford. I felt like an adult buying this for myself and learning to budget and all.

With that, because I thought I was responsible (which I was and am still), I decided not to ask my parents for money and intended to use my job money to support myself.

It worked for the most part but I learned to manage.

My parents continued helping me with the food but most of all, I wanted to know my capabilities of how I could manage my money and learn to manage by myself.

In the end, I learned to budget and this experience completely changed my life at a young age in my 20s.

I highly recommend anyone, no matter how old they are, to learn how to manage money. You can never be too young to learn how to budget.

I also wrote a post on why budgeting is essential to your everyday living.

2. Love Yourself Truly

Ever since I was young, I wished I looked a little different. When a boy would tell me I’m ugly, I would somewhat accept it, not knowing that it was their opinion and foolishness.

I craved attention from the wrong crowd which led me to want to become someone else.

Now that I’m a little older, I am learning to love myself unconditionally from within because I can only be me. So I might as well love myself.

I also encourage you to love yourself. You can only be you and no one else. If someone is telling you otherwise then it’s just their insecurity and foolishness.

People can so cruel.

We’re all created beautifully and wonderfully made, so why not celebrate that beauty?

Well, God loves us too so that’s a plus!

3. Find A Hobby That Helps You Relax

I have acquired about 3 hobbies that interest me. They are listening to music, knitting/crocheting, and reading books.

I think it very important for having hobbies because things in life can get you stressed, like work or other stresses that you may not like.

So I’ve learned to find ways to relax and let my mind focus on other things than things that stress me out.

4. Don’t Compare Your Journey to Others

I always felt like I was behind my purposed life per se.

I’m not married, I don’t have any kids, and I don’t have the career of my dreams.

When I see those I knew in high school or college have all of these, I wondered when my life was going to be like that.

But I learned to never compare my journey to others because my journey is different. So I better learn to enjoy being single and others aspect of my life and make the best of it.

Like solo travel.

That’s on my bucket list.

5. Friends Will Come And Go

I never had many friends but when I had that special friend whom I considered very close, I would stick with them.

Unfortunately, I also learned that close friends do and go. There was nothing I could do about it.

It was hurtful at the time but I learned that there are always new people to meet as your life goes on.

So I choose to live on and enjoy the people in my present life to the fullest. I may never see them again!


There you go!

I’ve told you some life lessons I’ve learned by far. I’m still learning about life, even right now. Like how I need to sleep right now rather than sitting on my bed typing a blog post at 11 PM.

That’s life for you.

What life lesson have you learned so far? Let’s talk.

Until Next Time,

Simply Alia

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