25 Things To Know Before Turning 25

25 Things To Know Before Turning 25

Well, it's official, as of November 23, 2021, I turned the big 25. If you're wondering how I celebrated my big two-five, the biggest highlight of the day is getting a surprise gift from him, surprise bouquets, cakes and tarts, spending lots of time with my family and ordering KFC for the day. Pretty chill; just what I like.

I don't have much to my name at this point in my life. I know I was supposed to have things somewhat figured out and whatnot yes? Well, some things did. I would say I am at peace with my life right now and that's all you have to know. However, I have definitely learned a few things here and there in my quarter-century life. So, without being too preachy, here are my 25 things to know before turning 25.

  1. Set realistic goals in unpredictable times.
  2. You are bigger than what is making you anxious. 
  3. Do not go grocery shopping when you have an empty stomach.
  4. Stop freakin' comparing yourself to anyone. We all have different paths of life to walk on. 
  5. It is okay to cry over things. 
  6. Love the body you're in. I had to learn it the hard way to start loving the body I am in.
  7. Any time spent away from the screen is the best time. 
  8. Take the time to understand your thoughts and your feelings. Journal, write it down, spend time alone. 
  9. Do not try to work more when you're feeling extra overwhelmed.
  10. Prioritize your mental health as much as you can. Make no time for things that you don't genuinely like.
  11. Do or say at least one nice thing to yourself every single day. You will realize it can make the biggest difference in a day.
  12. Give out compliments more often. It makes you and the other person feel good.
  13. Do not check your phone every 3 minutes.
  14. You don't have to be friends with everybody. Save that energy for a real thing.
  15. Life is too short for a bad working environment. 
  16. Live your life before social media. Learn to appreciate your real life more because life moves so fast because of social media.
  17. Never stop celebrating. Even the smallest win counts! 
  18. Getting up early makes you feel powerful and accomplished.
  19. It's totally fine to change your mind about big things in life because life doesn't have to look the way you imagined it would at 18.
  20. You should have a gratitude list. It's more powerful than you think it is.
  21. Bad days don't last. Neither do good days. Everything is temporary. 
  22. Be curious about everything. 
  23. The best investment includes 0 finances at all. It is the one you can make in yourself.
  24. Being a quarter of a century old is really not that bad.
  25. There's always so much more to explore and so much more that you don't know yet.

Why not read these too: 23-year-old me, 24-year-old me
Here's to being 25! What else do you need to add to the list before turning 25?


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday! I nodded along with all of your points x


  2. Such great things sweetie!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

  3. Happy Birthday Lenne!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I wish I was this wise when I was 25. These are great lessons for anyone at any age!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

  4. Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best year ever!!