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What I Learnt In My Twenties.

What I Learnt In My Twenties.

I'm not quite sure when it happened, but I turned 20 a few months ago and then suddenly it was my birthday again and now I'm 29. 

Poof, 9 years just flew by and I have no idea how it happened.

But actually, once I stopped breathing into a paper bag, I realised so much has happened that it's hard to believe I'll ever live another decade that could be so jam-packed full of changes, growth, fun times and terrible mistakes (please, no one show me a photo of Malia, 2006).

Lauren at 20 is a completely different person to Lauren at 29, and I think that's a very good reason to embrace future birthdays.

So, in the spirit of positivity, here are 20 things I learnt in my twenties:

  1. Some boys are mean and you'll help them mature if you don't put up with it.
  2. You'll always meet new friends, so don't stay in a group that you don't feel 100% comfortable in.
  3. Microwave dinners are not the route to a functioning body, let alone a hot one.
  4. Don't compare yourself to others. It's totally pointless because you are you, not them.
  5. Instead of focussing on body parts that you hate, focus on the ones that you love.
  6. Also, just wear the bikini/shorts/dress - no one is looking at your 'imperfections', they have their own.
  7. Don't drink Red Bull. It's basically poison.
  8. Don't smoke. Or quit as soon as you're done dabbling. Your skin, bank balance and significant other will thank you for it. 
  9. Skip that 4th night out in a row and go home and see your mum. It'll mean a lot to her.
  10. Travel is more important than a designer handbag.
  11. Don't worry too much about being a good adult. Now is the time for fun.
  12. Say yes! To everything. It'll be exciting and if it isn't, it'll be a great story.
  13. Think carefully about tattoos. I can't even tell you how many of my friends are getting them lasered off now.
  14. Look after your skin. And always take your make up off.
  15. Don't stay in the wrong relationship just because you're afraid of being alone.
  16. Marriage and babies don't make your life a success. It's ok if you don't want either or if you haven't quite got there yet.
  17. Leave any job which makes you have panic attacks and crappy Sundays. It's just not worth it.
  18. Drink water! Your mum is right about it being the best thing for you.
  19. Put that credit card down and live within your means. It'll help you in the long run.
  20. Don't fear getting older. It's actually very fun.

Just call me Yoda.

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