Once in a while I find myself in a situation where I don’t remember my age. That normally doesn’t last long and then I realize that I am no longer really young. I mean of course I am still young, but not like I used to be 🙂 But then I look around, see what I have, what I have accomplished so far and to be honest, I am quite content, at least most of the time….
Being in my twenties was a lot of fun but also a lot of hard work. It was a lot about learning. Especially from my mistakes! I don’t think that I would like to go back, there are still some things that I wish that I knew then.
Not Comparing Myself to Others
I cannot say that I don’t do this anymore, but I can say that I do it much less. With the years I have learned that you cannot know what a person goes through based on what you see from the outside and also that whatever he has or doesn’t have, has absolutely nothing to do about me, what I am and what I will be!
Not thinking that the Conventional Way is the Only Way
When I was younger I thought that everything had a certain order and that was the way that I had to do it. I don’t think that anymore and even think that you can come a long way by doing things differently. I no longer think that a higher education is a must and certainly not for everyone. The important things are, in my opinion, the things that you do in order to learn from them.
Not Saving Enough for Later
There were times where we were struggling to stay afloat financially and there were times where we were doing quite ok. No matter the situation, though, we pretty much spent what we earned. I wish that would have been smarter then and knew that spending a little less to be able to save for later would have helped us a lot once the kids arrived.
Not Giving Enough
Only in the very recent years have I realized that giving to others is equally as important as getting from others – and I am not only talking money here! I have learned that giving is one of the greatest things you can do to others and to yourself. It is about sharing your knowledge, time and even material things in order to help out another person – without expecting anything in return…..