23 Things I’ve Learned At 23

23 Things I’ve Learned At 23


(I hope it’s still acceptable to say this)

With the start of the new year, I’ve taken a step up the ladder and turned a year older…sigh.

But hey, another year older, another year wiser.

Before my “birthday month” is officially over (not that I’m one to indulge in the idea of this to begin with), I wanted my first 2018 blog post to mark my twenty-third year.

And also if I were to be brutally honest, I wanted to make use of these numerical balloons – hey, dontcha be judgin’.


So here are 23 things I’ve slowly but surely figured out, well that’s at least how I like to think of it as.

1. Feeling lost is O.K.A.Y.

2. Staying in sounds way more appealing

3. To live your own dream

4. Saying YES more often and NO a little less – obviously most applicable with particular beverages

5. Your body is not sixteen anymore – so night outs every weekend, na-ah

6. Appreciating the little things, like leaving work on time

7. Giving yourself a break, ideally a 6 month vacation, twice a year

8. Losing touch with friends is normal

9. Fear is an emotion in your control – but also not when you’re reaching closer to the big quarter of a century milestone

10. Self control

11. Knowing your comfort zone

12. Seek help when you need it the most

13. Not dwelling on the small things

14. Accepting disappointment in moderation – but not when restaurants say they don’t have a vegetarian menu

15. Love, respect and care for yourself (more)

16. Finding me-time

17. Adjusting to changes just like the wavering Instagram algorithms

18. Not all filters are good

19. You’re not what others say you are

20. Being unapologetic

21. Forever 21 sounds more like Never 21 – because you finally understand investing in quality and also because of the name, duh

22. Can no longer associate myself to Taylor Swift’s ‘Feeling 22’

Top: Uniqlo | Pants: Zara | Heels: Carolinna Espinsa | Necklace: Swarovski | Bracelet: Ted Baker

23. Having your life NOT figured out is natural because you have your entire life ahead of you

Again, that’s what I tell myself every year! Hehe 

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