LIFE AT 25
I will start off by saying that I have always found this age fascinating since forever. It was all excitement and thrill when I turned 25. I would not hesitate when someone asked how old I was. I still don’t. Turning a year older got me feeling old and also reflecting on a lot at the same time. Being a 25-year old has its challenges, just like every other age, right? Well at least at this stage, you are past the puberty phase. Lord knows how difficult that stage is.
I feel I could be helping out a royal out there who’s probably already 25 or will soon be tur
ning 25 by sharing some of the things I experienced and learnt. Let’s get into it, shall we?
- Judge less and listen more
I learnt that I don’t have to be so quick to jump to conclusions about people. Human beings are different. You have to be extremely dumb not to know that. We all have different backgrounds and upbringing. So you feel somebody is acting a certain type of way that you do not fancy, try hearing them out. Trust me you will be fascinated at how dynamic we are.
We’ve all heard of the saying ‘actions speak louder than words.’ However, words speak sounder. Learn to use your ears more.
- Deal with disappointments like a grown up
So your contract just ended leaving you jobless; your dog took a dump on your favorite duvet even after series of training; your younger si
ster won’t give back the money she to give back especially now that you’re broke, your better half isn’t the go to that you though them out to be. The list is endless.
Disappointments will never cease to exist. Do not, I repeat, do not spend hours or days moping over them. You may not have an immediate solution but sometimes the best remedy could be not giving them too much thought. How do you do that royals? You move on.
- Not all relationships are rosy
Whether it’s with a sibling, a boyfriend, girlfriend, your parents or even close friends, they are not always going to be perfect. There will be glitches here and there but don’t let them create drifts between you and your loved ones. Another thing, at this age learn to own up to your mistakes. Acknowledge when you are on the wrong and simply apologize. It never killed anybody.
- Speak up
I battled this for the longest time. The problem with bottling things up is that it makes you bitter then later affects your esteem. You will always be angry at people for not knowing what they did to you. If you do not like how things are done, say it. You hate how you are being treated, say it. After all, it will be worth your peace of mind.
5. Be punctual
If you do not own a wrist watch by now, I honestly do not know what you doing with your life.
Be punctual to church, work, that date. Simple things such as punctuality speak highly of how reliable you can be. It is a quality everyone should strive to own regardless the age.
6. Party animal shrinks
I don’t know about the others but the party animal in me shrunk. Nowadays I am the type to leave a party at 10pm because I find them oh so exhausting. I am more in love with my bed. If you find yourself in this category, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. In fact, congratulations. You do not need crazy nights out to launch your weekends.
- Save, save, save
Secure your financial future. However little you manage to save, haba na haba hujaz
a kibaba. Open that savings account and learn to manage your budget. Emergencies never leave memos. Draw the line between what you need and what you want. Get my drift?
8. Know your worth
I cannot stress this more. By the way, this goes to both males and females. The moment you know your worth, nobody will treat you otherwise. Get in touch with yourself. Know what you want and work on your ambitions. Set standards and live by them then strive to be the best you want to be.
You do not have to be spiritual or too religious to do this. I am not that religious either but I believe in the power of prayer. It doesn’t matter what your religious background is, but I find a little prayer going a long way. You will be surprised, prayers can actually be therapeutic.