25 lessons in 25 years

15/01/2019

Hi guys!

It’s been a minute. I’m currently in the middle of relaunching my site on a new platform and let me tell you, it’s been the most confusing process. Tech and coding are not. my. thing… which leads me to lesson number one: hire people out for the things you’re not good at 😉 For real though, I’m so ready to be back in the blogging groove and have this site finished (soon). Right now it’s kind of a hot mess but whatevs- not everything can be perfect all the time (lesson number two, LOL)

From my two and a half years of blogging, this specific post has been my absolute favorite. It allows me the chance to really look back and think about what I’ve learned over year 24.

Let me preface this by saying that 24 was a huge transitional year for me. So much changed in both my personal and professional life. I finally felt like I had a better grip on what I was doing/pursuing in my work, and I experienced a lot of ups and downs personally in friendships & relationships.

Here’s the best of what I’ve got:

  1. Your intuition is never wrong. Trust it.
  2. If a friendship/relationship feels difficult most of the time, it’s probably not right.
  3. Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are actual life. As well as the entire store itself.
  4. Galentines day is a real thing and should be celebrated every single year despite your relationship status. Throwing a party last year for muh girls is something I will cherish every year because girls rule and boys drool forever and ever. #imnotbitter
  5. Finding gratitude amidst the chaos will put life into perspective, always.
  6. Follow your heart but don’t forget your head with it.
  7. You will never regret a pizza night
  8. Red flags are RED for a reason. Don’t ignore them.
  9. When having a bad day: watch Tiffany Haddish comedy videos.
  10. Or the bachelor/ette- you’ll feel better about yourself real quick.
  11. You won’t always see the lesson at the moment…but trust that you will see it eventually
  12. God is there even when it doesn’t feel like it
  13. There is a purpose for every experience and person that came into your life. Focus on what it taught you instead of how it hurt you.
  14. Letting your guard down doesn’t mean you’re not strong. Being vulnerable and letting yourself feel is the ultimate strength.
  15. Never lose yourself in love.
  16. Dancing to Cardi B is always a good idea
  17. Keep your girl gang strong. Those are the people who will always be there. If you question that, get a new girl gang.
  18. It’s okay to be almost 25 and call your mom for everything (and I mean everything lol)
  19. When all else fails move to the beach. The ocean will always be your friend.
  20. Drinking tea and wine simultaneously is part of adulting
  21. Walk away from anything that no longer serves your heart.
  22. Know your worth. Show up for yourself every day.
  23. Take the morning walk. Write in your journal. Have a girls night in/out. Basically, take care of yourself and do things that make you feel whole and complete.
  24. Be present with the people you love. You’ll never get that time back.
  25. Being kind doesn’t give other people the bypass to mistreat or disrespect you. Stand your ground and know that it’s okay to get sassy and drop the mic if you have to.

Gosh, 25. I thought my life would look so different at 25 growing up in my tiny Indiana town. I know people say all the time “but I wouldn’t trade my life now for the world” except I really mean that. Sometimes you have to give yourself a little grace. I’m doing what I always wanted to do but didn’t think I could do. I think anytime you move into conquering your fears and trusting your heart, you can’t go wrong in life. Of course, there have been some disappointments and things that I wanted to accomplish before I hit 25, but I’m letting those things go. If there’s a grand lesson in my life its that you really can’t plan or expect anything. All you can do is be the best you can be and show up for yourself every day. I feel the deep responsibility to live this next year to the utmost potential. The little girl in me who grew up in Indiana and dreamed of living in Los Angeles would have been so proud to know that I did it, but there’s still so much to be done. I’m not going to let ‘her’ down.

Neither should you. Make this year the best you can and remember the lessons along the way.

Hope this brightened your day with just a little bit of inspiration. As always, I’m so grateful that you’re here.

xo,

Lomo

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