23 Things I Learned At 23

It is my 24th birthday, so it is tradition for me to list some of the things I learned! 23 was a great year for a few reasons: I settled into my life in Chicago a lot more, I traveled more than ever, and I found happiness in each day. Here are 23 things I learned at 23!

  1. Chicago is home!!
  2. I love greeting cards a little too much.
  3. I don’t love flying late at night, but I keep doing it.
  4. I would love to live in Arizona.
  5. My coworkers are my best friends and have made my life in Chicago so much better.
  6. Being happy and positive translates to better work.
  7. I don’t want to waste all of my time watching TV, but maybe YouTube (just kidding, but I love it).
  8. People in Chicago don’t smile back, but I will keep smiling at them.
  9. Oat milk is the BEST milk. It makes matcha so creamy and yummy.
  10. I wear the same thing every week and I don’t care about clothes nearly as much as I used to.
  11. I wish I liked cooking, but I don’t (Hello Fresh makes it a little better).
  12. I don’t have time for anyone who excludes others.
  13. Write down compliments you are given. You may be asked that question in a job interview someday.
  14. You control your happiness and attitude.
  15. It is important to slow down and not rush so much.
  16. It is so important to establish a good routine. It makes you more productive and gives you more time back in your day for you πŸ™‚
  17. It is easy to feel like an imposter in certain situations, especially when you are young, but you should always work to be confident in who you are and your work.
  18. Thoughtful actions, notes, etc. go a long way. 
  19. You don’t need recognition to be or know you are successful.
  20. It is important to notice the little things that brighten your day. 
  21. You need to take time to rest and recharge. Life can be busy and I know I always want to be exploring, doing fun things, and working on all of my hobbies, but sometimes you just need to take a break.
  22. I may have a slight skincare routine (Yay!!! Shoutout to Glossier and Cocokind)
  23. If you want to do something, you should do it. Take meaningful steps toward it every day or even every week. I heard on a podcast that if you want to do something, you should count down from 5 and then do it (Shoutout to “What We Said”).

7 thoughts on “23 Things I Learned At 23”

  1. Aw love this list! Especially #12. I made a similar list when I turned 24! I love looking back and reflecting on it to make sure I’m still on the track I want to be on. Happy belated birthday!!

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