24 Things I Learned by 24

First off…I sincerely apologize for abandoning the blog without warning. Between some personal matters I had to deal with at the beginning of the month and work suddenly becoming busy as hell, my blog ended up on the back burner. But now I’m back, and I intend to resume my regular posting schedule this coming March. Thank you so very much for your patience while I was away.

Now, onto today’s post!

With my 24th birthday being tomorrow, I’ve had some time to think about the things I’ve learned. So, I’ve decided to share them as a way to reflect on all that I’ve learned during my short life.  My hope is more to inspire myself to be better this year, and for many years to come!

  1. Stop apologizing needlessly.
  2. Always, always, always work hard…
  3. …But don’t forget to relax every now and then.
  4. Take a deep breath whenever necessary.
  5. Try your best, no matter what the circumstances may be.
  6. Take safe risks.
  7. Hang out with people more because it’s more fun than you think.
  8. You need to take care of yourself NOW.
  9. Have more patience.
  10. Organization is so much more important than you realize.
  11. Perfection does not exist, and anyone who says so is a liar.
  12. The Internet is both the best and the worst; and it can be both at the same time.
  13. Have fun with your hair because why not?
  14. Being alone is okay.
  16. Listen to your elders- they know more than you may think.
  17. People are way more important than material things.
  18. Don’t be afraid to go after goals that no one else believes in.
  19. Make vital sacrifices that will benefit your future.
  20. It’s okay to not have it all figured out.
  21. It’s not just what you say, but how you say it that matters.
  22. Sleep is more important than you thought.
  23. Trust your gut.
  24. Smile more.


Have I learned every important lesson out there? No, of course not. I would never even suggest it. But I’ve certainly learned more than a few important things that I have no doubt will stick with me for the rest of my life. Here’s to many more years!



Published by Elizabeth Sarah Larkin

Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager

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