Life Lessons From A Twenty-Something - Tay Meets World

Life Lessons From A Twenty-Something

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Obviously I haven't lived a full life to be able to share hours of wisdom and knowledge gathered over years of trials and tribulations. However, my mother always said I have an old soul. I feel as though I have lived enough life to share some wisdom. I've made mistakes, and have regrets, but I now know exactly what I want going forward and I won't stop until I get there.

1 // Work, work, and work some more.
I love work. I know a lot of people don't, but train yourself to love, or find something that you are so deeply passionate about that it doesn't feel like work. If there is one thing my parent's always taught me, it was to work the hardest, the longest, and the smartest...or at least try.
2 // Find your passion.
This may go hand in hand with work, but there is nothing more motivating than being passionate about something. Whether it's passion for a person, hobby, career, or life, passion is the root of all things good. If I'm not passionate about something, I don't do it. It's that simple.
3 // Know yourself.
Years of soul searching, changing, and adapting and I finally feel like I'm at a place where I know myself, and am comfortable with who I am. I take time for myself, I do things that I love, and I always try to be the best friend, sister, coworker, and lover that I can for others. Through times that are hard, that's the best time to rally your spirits and fight until then end. You only know who you truly are when you fight for the good, ask for help when needed, and work your butt off.
4 // Gather around your oikos.
I am definitely independent. I love being by myself. There are times however, when I need people, and not just any sort of oikos. It takes me a long time to trust someone, but when I do I will generally trust you forever. So whenever I need a hand, advice, mentoring, or just someone to talk to, I always know where to turn. Whether you have one, two, or ten people in your oikos the number doesn't matter, just who you have.
5 // Don't settle.
I'm learning this more and more everyday but I can honestly say that 90% of people I know, settle. They settle in their jobs, in their marriages, and with life in general. I will never settle. There is always more I could do, adventures to be taken, and someone who will be there with me every step of the way. Don't settle, do what makes you happy, and go for it.

Share your tips and wonderful words of wisdom below, I'm always looking for advice :).

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