24 Things I’ve Learned in 24 Years

It’s been almost six months since I posted a list of 18 things I learned in 2018. Last week, I turned twenty-four. And my life is completely different from what I thought it would be when I was younger.

To celebrate my 24 years of existence, I wrote down 24 things I’ve learned along the way.

  1. Sometimes, you just have to jump without overthinking it.
  2. Document your experiences. You’ll love having those old pictures to look back at when you’re older
  3. Your parents aren’t always right
  4. But that doesn’t mean they don’t sometimes give good advice
  5. No one has their life figured out
  6. It’s okay to say “no” to work projects
  7. Don’t just go with what other people say. Go outside, experience things, and make up your own mind
  8. Get out of your comfort zone
  9. Dream big
  10. Never doubt that you can do it
  11. Respect and take care of yourself
  12. You are perfect, just as you are
  13. Trust your intuition
  14. Great things take time
  15. Follow your heart
  16. Let yourself fall
  17. You can start again whenever you want
  18. You will find out who your true friends are
  19. There’s a difference between being alone and being lonely
  20. Share things – even if it’s scary
  21. There’s no need to justify your decisions to others
  22. Learn to let things go
  23. If you feel a certain way, you shouldn’t apologise for it
  24. You were meant to be in this world. Don’t like your life for granted.

Can you relate to any of these lessons? What are some of the things you’ve learned over the years?


  1. 30 June 2019 / 6:16 am

    These are all great lessons. I can relate to all of these. Happy belated!

  2. Bree
    27 June 2019 / 7:45 pm

    I love the part about your parents aren’t always right. I mean they are a lot, but not always!

  3. Lavern Moore
    27 June 2019 / 7:26 pm

    This is a really great list. 3 and 4 left me scratching my head a little. If my parents give bad advice I’m not taking their advice with all due respect.

  4. 27 June 2019 / 6:03 pm

    Yes, we all relate to these things as it is an integral part of our life but some of them are easier said than done as practical problems arise.

  5. 27 June 2019 / 4:00 am

    So many great things that youve learned. Happy Birthday!!

  6. 27 June 2019 / 2:15 am

    Happy Birthday! I think number twelve is my favorite. Something I emphasize to my daughters and try to remind myself. <3

  7. 26 June 2019 / 6:25 pm

    These are all so great. I hope you had a nice birthday! 24 is a great year!

  8. 26 June 2019 / 5:28 pm

    I think your 20s are the most important years for learning and growing! I changed the most in my 20s and really discovered who I was and learned to be more comfortable with that!

  9. Tammie
    26 June 2019 / 4:56 pm

    Happy Birthday!! In 24 years you have figured out a lot of things that most people twice your age are still struggling to understand!

    • 29 June 2019 / 1:24 pm

      I can relate to all of these! Haha. Sometimes, when I feel down because things don’t go my way, I just tell myself that everything has its own time.

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