#BirthdayThings: Top 25 Things I’ve Learned (so far)

So guys, today is extra special. Why you might ask? It’s my twenty-fifth birthday! Yes, your girl is 25-years-old today, and I couldn’t feel any better about where my life is headed. Twenty-four was such an amazing year: I got my master degree, launched my first ever magazine, moved to NYC, landed a job in the beauty industry and fell in love with the most amazing boyfriend ever. It was a great year. Which is how I know that it can only be up from here. Along with all my ups and downs, I have learned so many lessons that I want to share with you all. Keep reading for my top 25 things I’ve learned so far!

  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
  2. Trust your gut instances – it never lies to you.
  3. Don’t stop being you, no matter who likes you and who doesn’t.
  4. Never put your dreams on hold.
  5. It’s okay to take a break from time to time.
  6. Celebrate your accomplishments, and take note of your downfalls. Everything is a lesson learned.
  7. Always find different ways to motivate yourself.
  8. Let things come to you, but don’t stop working hard for what you deserve.
  9. Don’t be afraid to branch out on your own.
  10. Don’t get caught up in leaning on others for support or direction.
  11. Talk to God often.
  12. Write more. Journal more.
  13. Read articles that push you to stay inspired.
  14. Love yourself, always.
  15. Continue to be the best version of yourself.
  16. Take care of yourself – inside and outside.
  17. Yes, sleep is important. Especially the older you get.
  18. Stop thinking that everyone is out to get you.
  19. Stop overthinking.
  20. Live your best life.
  21. Never stop meeting new people. You can never have enough connections.
  22. Get out of your comfort zone.
  23. Educate yourself any chance you get.
  24. Learn that everyone is not like you.
  25. Don’t sweat the small things.


What are your biggest takeaways as you get older? Comment below!

As always, you can  follow me on Instagram at @beelievedahype.

Have a great week guys! xo

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  1. One of the top things I’ve learned is to be kindhearted toward everyone even the undeserving. You never know how such a simple act of kindness can be turned into such a big blessing!

    1. Yes, I couldn’t agree more! It really does pay to spread your kindness to everyone – even when they don’t deserve it, like you said. 🙂

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