20 Things I’ve Learned so far in my Twenties

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I bet that when you were a teen you thought that you'd have your whole life strung together by the time you hit your twenties, just like me. How wrong were we?!

I am currently 23 years old and still working out how to life. So for those of you that haven't quite reached your twenties here's what to expect and for those of you who have experienced your twenties I'm sure you can relate...

1. Friendships are super important.
I have learnt the hard way and have lost friends by neglecting them in the past. Learnt from that mistake and now I have the best group of gal pals a girl could wish for.

2. You become a little more ‘curvalicious’. 
As much as I would love to be thinner, I just love food so much and would rather not go through life being conscious of everything I eat.

3. And the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream needed after every bad day won’t help…
Cookie Dough is my saviour.

4. Exercise is necessary.
Not that I do much of that.

5. Learning to drive is a must.
You are now independent – no more asking Mum or Dad for lifts everywhere. You can stand on your own two feet.

6. Travel dreams become reality.
Now that you have entered the wonderful world of working you can afford to go on those nice holidays to Thailand that you’ve always dreamt about.

7. Getting your beauty sleep is important.
Who wants horrible bags under their eyes and to feel like a zombie when you have to work a full working week? Not me.

8. Who says Disney movies are just for kids?
Yes I’ve watched tangled 20 times already whilst my head is stuck hovering over a sick bowl after a night out.

9. Hangovers really do get worse with age.
What happened to the days of recovering the day after and doing it all over again the following night? Now I have to go out on a Friday to be alive enough for work on Monday!

10. Your career becomes really important.
Figuring out what you want in life happens in your twenties. You’re no longer a student any more. Time to work out how you’re going to bring in the big bucks.

11. Bitchiness was not left on the playground at school.
Unfortunately, jealousy still exists among us adults. Ain’t nobody got time for that – Ditch the haters and surround yourself with positive people.

 12. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
Trust me, this works. When you don’t have a choice but to put up with the haters, make sure that you always keep an eye on them.

13. Social media is a distorted reality.
Nobody is ever always that happy. People argue. People have bad days. Don’t let social media depress you because you think someone has a perfect life.

14. Your twenties are about being selfish.
It’s absolutely fine for you to spoil yourself on high end beauty products. You worked hard for your money so treat yourself. You’re certainly not going to be able to splurge like that when you pop out a few kids!

15. And when you go shopping it’s perfectly fine to take your time.
Scanning the sale rack in New Look for a bargain is essential to every shopping trip.

16. Dining out is no longer just for special occasions.
Date nights with the bf or dinner dates with the girls. Food becomes a huge social part of your life.

17. Hey, it’s okay to get stressed sometimes.
Book a spa day, take a walk, and breathe! Everybody gets stressed.

18. If a guy doesn’t text back he really isn’t worth it.
And ignore him when he comes crawling back. Nobody should be toyed with. If you want me you want me, if not then see you later!

19. It’s important to let the good guys know they’re doing a good job.
Chivalry isn’t dead. You’ve just got to be patient and look a little harder.

20. Let yourself fall in love.
Don’t focus too much on the future. Just enjoy the here and now and open your heart to the person you love.

What else have you learned whilst being in your twenties? I'd love to know!

Love Amber x


  1. I'm in my thirties and my twenties were quite a few years away now so I'm not really able to comment on what I learned in my 20s apart from I guess that it's okay to be single - I was single for most of my 20s and happy with that, but I saw a lot of people jumping from one relationship to another almost as if they just didn't want to be alone.

    Oh, and my hangovers have lessened as I've gotten older... hopefully that happens for you too! :-)

    Paula http://insertmyblognamehere.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks for you comment Paula.

      Yes I completely agree, lots of people do jump from one relationship to the next, I can relate to that.

      Oh I reallllllly hope you're right about that one! I just don't seem to recover like I used to! haha.

      Love Amber x


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