25 THINGS LEARNED IN 25 YEARS!

Before you jump into the post, here's a quick look back on 25 years! Enjoy & and while you're on my YouTube Channel, be sure to like, comment, and subscribe!!!

1. 25 is NOT old 

I remember thinking as a kid that 25 was OLD. I also remember wanting to be married at 25 and have 4 kids by 30 (LOL)...oh little me had NO IDEA.

2. Gratitude is the best attitude 

3. You're too blessed to be stressed 

Enough said. 

4. God's timing is E V E R Y T H I N G 

5. People are different and that's okay 

6. You are responsible for your own happiness 

7. You won't be able satisfy everyone

8. Exercise and eat well 

9. Not everything needs to be "perfect" 

10. Be consistent 

I've noticed a pattern. I think step 1 is recognizing a poor habit and for me that's inconsistency. Consistency is important for growth. Whether it's this blog, YouTube, studying, etc. That being said, I will work harder on being more consistent because without that, there isn't much success. 

11. Understand the difference between WANT vs. NEED 

12. Donate: your time, energy, talent

Need I say more? 

13. Self-care is important 

14. Saving $ is important 

100% learned this the hard way! THINK before swiping that credit card, future you will thank you one day! 

15. You don't need to raise your voice to be heard 

16. Be gentle 

17. Embrace the weirdo in you 

18. Don't beat yourself up for the way you look

TRUST ME. 

19. It's not about where you are, but rather who you're with

20. Some people will bring out the worst in you. Some the best. And others, the most.

Hold on tightly to the ones who bring out the most.

21. You don’t owe anyone an explanation

22. Believe in yourself

If you put your mind to it, it's achievable! 

23. Life is short. Forgive quickly and let your loved ones know that you love them every day.

24. I'm still learning 

25. The best is yet to come!

Tomorrow is a new day full of new dreams and opportunities

QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS?

...HIT ME LIKE A WRECKING BALL. *queue the music* 

Ok, so I'm a little dramatic. In all honestly, I think my "quarter-life crisis" began back in March, right after a Lenten Retreat led by Dr. Alex Gotay. I remember I started to write a post about it titled, "CALLED TO SOMETHING GREATER" but for some reason or another, I never did. Perhaps because now is the right time to dive a little deeper into it. 

Dr. Alex Gotay shared his life and was SO REAL everyone in the room was moved in some way, shape, or form. For me, I felt that I was called to something greater, but what? To be honest, it's been on my mind for a long time, so with that and the thought of turning 25 in a few days, I  freaked out, naturally.  

What am I doing? Where am I headed? Am I making a difference? These are all questions constantly circulating in my mind. For awhile I felt something missing. And after reflecting on it I think I'm starting to understand little by little. 

So after reflecting, I think I'm called to use my talents and showcase who I am to the world. One day when God asks me what I did with the talents He gave me, I want to have an answer.  I've also learned about myself is that God has a special timing for you, and a special timing for me. I think now is MY time to do SOMETHING GREAT. 

So here it goes... stay tuned!