23 Things To Know Before Turning 23

23 Things To Know Before Turning 23

Yes, I am 23. Exactly, today.

I can't believe it either.

Being 23 is no better than being 22. And yet it's so unfamiliar and distinct. I am now a young adult though I haven't felt like a young adult for some time. But there is always something you should learn and will learn by this time. Just unsure of what is to come next but hoping it's something good.

Here are 23 things to know before turning 23:

  1. People change. You are not how you were in school few years back.
  2. Own up to your mistakes. Admit and reflect.
  3. Social media isn't worth it.
  4. You will lose friends, but will always gain new ones.
  5. Always, always, find privacy in this public world. Privacy is so rare nowadays.
  6. Do not be so obsessed with getting skinny and neglect your health.
  7. Do not let other people suffer just because you suffered.
  8. When you learn from someone, teach someone else. Never stop learning and teaching.
  9. SUCCESS WILL ARRIVE AT ANY AGE. After all, age is just a number.
  10. Save some money, even if it's really hard.
  11. Be proud of your achievements, even for the littlest bit. You deserve it.
  12. Get angry when you are angry. Cry if you want to cry. It is okay to show your emotions and it is better to let it out now than to keep it in forever.
  13. Some will love you and some will hate you.
  14. Take long walks. It is therapeutic and good for your health.
  15. Never let someone make you feel bad for doing something you enjoy.
  16. Never beg anyone to stay in your life.
  17. Stop apologizing for who you are. You are not here to please everyone else.
  18. Sleep more. Get 7-9 hours of sleep a night, every freakin' night.
  19. Life is not linear. It can be overwhelming, just take a step back and breathe.
  20. Everything in this world is temporary. Appreciate the good while it's there and do not stress about the bad.
  21. Somewhere, somehow, shit just works out itself so stop worrying too much. Things always find a way - just be the best you can be. The rest will take care of itself.
  22. You will be afraid, but feel the fear and do it anyway, baby girl!
  23. You will be okay one day, just know that for now.
What are the things you need to know before turning 23?


  1. Happy Birthday! 23 pun masih muda.. Enjoy your young age. ^^

  2. i hope it is not too late to wish you a happy birthday!

    may Alah ease everything for you and stay pretty 😍

    nice list btw! 😉