20 Things Every Young Woman in Her 20s Should Know

I stumbled upon an article posted by a friend titled “20 Things Every Young Woman in Her 20s Should Know.”  I skimmed over the article in the beginning.  About 20 minutes later I came back to it.  I think it’s something that EVERYONE woman should read regardless of her age.  Hell, I mean you may feel like you are in your 20s and physically your body says “Honey, we’re 3 times over.”  I think we all have gone through or will see these stages in life.  I know I have already experienced a good bit of these already.  Sharing is caring. So here it is:

1. Love and honor your Mother. Learn from her mistakes.  It will save you a lot of headaches in your 30s and beyond.

2. You are more talented than you’ll ever know. You don’t need to sleep with your Boss/Supervisor to get a promotion at work or better grades at school.  Burn late night candles; put extra time to study and practice until you master your skill.  Hard work still pays well and does not kill.

3. Women can build a strong support network. Don’t let few ladies with “Pull Her Down” {PHD} syndrome discourage you from cultivating true relationships with your female friends.

4. Walk away from deceit. When a man you meet for the first time babbles about how much he earns working for an oil company and how rich he is, that is a RED FLAG. He is either a married smooth-talker who just wants to sleep with you or he is childish.

5. Make your own money. Start small.  Maintain a stable bank account, it will keep you out of trouble.

6. When you meet your soul mate, don’t forget to wear your most priceless ornament-submission and humility. But while waiting for him, DON’T cling to any man to rescue you.  Some men these days are also looking for women who will rescue them.

7. Know your body. Look at yourself in front of a full-length mirror at least once a week, naked and after clothed.  Know your body and how it works.

8. Life is a gift. But to revel in it, you must be ready to put a lot into nurturing your gifts/talents and skills. Start early.

9. Teenage ended at 19. Clocking 20 means doing away with childish behavior.  But it does not mean you should forget to have fun.  You can catch fun and not be dirty.

10. Learn the basic skills and let yourself grow. From how to keep your underwear clean, cook, socialize, and network; to how to drive a car.

11. Don’t do drugs. It kills. Read books, it fortifies.  Dance as often as you can, it liberates your spirit, soul, and body.

12. Learn to laugh at yourself. It is a good way to build a healthy self-esteem.

13. Eat healthy. Learn to cook for yourself.  Don’t rely on noodles alone. The cooking skill will be useful in the future.

14. Don’t give up when you fail. Try again and again and AGAIN. Don’t give up on education and learning.

15. Fear of the future. It is a state of mind you must learn to tame.  Don’t let fear pull the carpet from under your feet.  God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.

16. Let go of past hurts. You cannot move forward if you keep looking back.  Holding on to bitter experiences and regrets will stale your future.

17. Learn to exhale, love deeply, and be kind to others. Especially those of low estate and the lowest of the low.

18. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THE WAY YOU ARE. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS!

19. Partnership builds bridges. Don’t ever forget that.

20. Prayer is the master key.  Have faith in God and always have the courage to use your voice wisely.  Dream big today.  FEAR simply means False Evidence Appearing Real. Enjoy the highs and lows that come with being in your 20s but don’t be afraid to grow older.  Live life to the fullest and don’t forget to smile anyway.

*BONUS!!*

21. You increase when you share. Sharing is caring.  Spread (this)/ positive words to your family and friends.  Enrich them with knowledge.

I hope this will have a positive influence in someone’s life.

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