25 Things You Should Know By 25
As we approach my birthday, I have taken the time to put together a list of 25 things every woman should know by the time she is 25!
1. Confidence comes first
A woman who has enough confidence no longer feels the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or what she wears, not just to others, but to herself
each time we face our fears, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doingTheodore Roosevelt
2. Let’s talk money
money is usually attracted, not pursuedjim rohn
A woman’s goal should be to have a bank account with a few months’ living expenses in it, just in case
3. Kondo your tech
Every woman should only have the phone numbers, Facebook friends, and weekend plans she really wants!
4. Friendships that last a lifetime
the greatest gift of life is friendshipHubert h humphrey
Every woman should have a best friend who is like a sister
5. Get some space
As a woman, we need some space. Take time to yourself and enjoy it.
A woman should have a good idea of what she needs in a romantic relationship. Not just what she wants or thinks she needs, but also the willingness to explore different people and ideas to find what exactly it is she needs.
7. Style says it all
Every woman should have a closet of what she considers her staples. Among these should be something to wear to an interview, funeral, wedding, impromptu Friday night drinks at a casual bar, and a dream date should anyone call.
8. You deserve it
always know the difference between what you’re getting and what you deserveunknown
A woman should have the tact and grace to ask for a raise, a promotion, a change in a relationship or a date with someone
Every woman should have the faith to believe she deserves it all
10. Must haves
cancel your pity party. pull yourself together and take total ownership of everything in your lifeunknown
A woman must have a favorite coffee order, a go-to restaurant for when friends and family are visiting from out of town, a hairstyle that takes less than 5 minutes in the morning, ThankYou cards, a print copy of her favorite book, and bedding she is proud to show off.
11. A girl needs something to do
By 25, every woman should have a hobby that doesn’t revolve around drinking, shopping, or another person.
12. A girl has to eat
Every woman should have a number of recipes memorized (Pro-Tip: focus on those ingredients for when you’re at the store)
13. P.S. it is okay to be alone
Sometimes a girl needs time to herself, which is why, by 25, a woman should have the desire to cook for herself, and only herself.
14. Travel hunny travel
live with no excuses and travel with no regretsunknown
Every woman should have a trip she tells awesome stories about and a trip she has plans for.
15. IT’S YOUR LIFE
A woman needs to have a sense that she has let go of resenting other women for what they do or don’t have over her.
16. Love thy self
Every woman should have enough of a healthy relationship with her body that her contentment no longer hinges on comparison, or what her partner would think.
17. that one date
By 25, every woman should have at least one date in her memory with the kind of partner who wouldn’t care about how she looks anyway.
18. forgive yourself
Every woman should have forgiveness if she has dated men who haven’t quite matured as quickly as women tend to in their early 20s.
19. Know what you want
By 25, you should know what you want in bed and have the confidence to ask for it without feeling uncomfortable.
forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smileAubrey Hepburn
20. Must Haves
Get your hands on a drill, a non-stick pan, a credit card line no one else has access too, a bra she was measured for at the store. But by 25, a woman should also have a working knowledge of how to change a tire, unclog a pipe, make an investment and find yourself some shoes on the extra 40% off rack.
21. your mom matters
Every woman should have a relationship with her momma. Even if it’s just a functioning one and not familial.
22. get yourself a passport
A woman should have a passport, a sturdy piece of luggage, and the ability to pack the essentials at a moments notice should she be offered the chance to get away for a weekend, week, or a whole new life (Italy here I come!)
23. an emergency kit
Every woman should have an emergency kit that contains: Tylenol, eyedrops, a tampon (or a handful), hand sanitizer, a fresh pair of underwear, travel toothbrush, bandaids (don’t ignore those pesky blisters), $20 in cash, a condom, and Plan B.
Every woman should have the ability to forgive herself for who she was
25. Know who you want to be
By 25, every woman should have an idea of who she wants to be.