20 little reminders that every 20-something needs to hear right now


  1. It’s okay if you don’t have it figured out yet and it’s okay if you don’t know what’s coming next. And you are not alone… we all ask ourselves. “What the fuck am I doing with my life?” at least 20 times a day.
  2. Stop overthinking, gain the courage to make the first move, and tell someone how you feel. You will never know if you don’t try. The worst thing they can say is that they don’t feel the same way about you.
  3. The only reason shitty people make you feel like less than you are, is because they are insecure.
  4. No one lives the life their Instagram pictures suggest. So, stop comparing yourself to what you see on social media.
  5. High school and university friendships dissolve sometimes, and that’s okay. Remember that it’s okay to outgrow friends.
  6. At the age of 23, Oprah was getting fired and Walt Disney was declaring bankruptcy.
  7. Don’t put pressure on yourself to be happy all the time. You are allowed to be sad, you are allowed to cry, you are allowed to be angry.
  8. Never let your friends/acquaintances success make you feel like you are behind in life.
  9. Remember that there is no specific age at which you need to have a boyfriend, need to get married, need to have children, or have you career established.
  10. People are free to come and go in your life as they please; you are also allowed to do the same in theirs.
  11. Your life is never going to look or be the way you wish or think it should be. But, you need to learn to love it anyway.
  12. Not everything happens for a reason, sometimes shit just kinda sucks and you are going to have to learn to accept it.
  13. Having a “I’ll be happy when” mindset is a race you will always lose.
  14. There are plenty of amazing things to do right now, other than getting married.
  15. The world isn’t against you, so stop acting like it is.
  16. When things go wrong, pick yourself up and learn from it.
  17. Look to yourself for validation rather than others.
  18. You are doing so much better than you think you are.
  19. Make yourself your number one priority in life.
  20. Love yourself. Truth is that you must first love yourself before you can love another.


Mariam x

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