What I learned from 25, Going on 26.


what I learned from 25

This year has been pretty good to me. By the time you will read this, I will be 26. I am officially closer to 30 than 20 now, and I’m okay with that!

This is one of those obligatory posts that many bloggers pay homage to once a year which really reminds me why blogging is a thing. Here are my top 10 lessons I’ve learned this year from 25. Nope, nothing big happened,  but it’s all the small things that matter (to me).

1. I stopped comparing my real life to people’s social media perfect” life. We all curate what we want to display to the world, myself included. I’ve learned to stop believing and caring about the hype.

2. I realized sometimes the perfect Friday night or weekend is just staying home!

3. I love learning, I will forever be a student. This year, I taught myself to coupon and with the start of this blog, I’ve learned endless things!

4. I’m very direct. My friends love the refreshing candor. People who aren’t familiar with me  typically love me or hate me right away for it. I’ve tried changing, but it come across so fake that I don’t even like that side of me. I will just be me.

5. I paid off a credit card. Yes, I paid off a credit card. I learned to stop using a card long enough to pay it off. What a relief! The remainder of my debt will be paid off by the end of 2018. Stay Tuned.

6. I started saving money! My financial health is getting better. I am saving pretty regularly now, not a lot, but at least it’s something !

7. It’s okay to let go of old friends. To start, I only have a hand full of friends and I mean that literally. I met many of my friends by high school with the exception of one from college so to let go of a friend from elementary within the last year was hard, but we aren’t on the same life paths, and I didn’t need those negative vibes around so my directness took over and I had to let her go!

8. Despite not using my college degree, International Affairs, I don’t regret it one bit.

9. Mom was/is/will be always right.

10. Always follow your intuition. I used to ignore it all the time, and now, whatever I feel, I follow and don’t second guess it at all!

Well, these are my top 10 (memorable) lessons of the year.

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  1. Akins
    August 28, 2017 / 10:20 am

    These are such valuable lessons “forever young” LeWahn! I myself can personally relate to number two. Nothing beats cuddling up on a Saturday with my girl. She’s the best. Don’t forget that there’s still plenty of time left in 2017 and a ton of more opportunities to learn and experience something new with the people you love.

  2. August 28, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    You are wise beyond your years. I hope that you had an amazing birthday! Do you have any posts about couponing? I would love to check them out 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Le
      August 29, 2017 / 9:45 am

      I don’t have any posts about couponing, that’s a great idea though!

  3. August 28, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Happy birthday! Definitely some tough lessons to learn, but for the better! I love nights in now + letting go of negative people is a must!

  4. August 28, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    These are great lessons and I especially love that you pointed out that even if nothing super big happens in a year, you can learn a lot from the small stuff!

  5. August 28, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    My favorite kind of weekends are ones spent at home. Sometimes you just need to relax!

  6. Sydney Power
    August 29, 2017 / 7:42 am

    These are awesome lessons, I’m really glad that you shared it! Agree with that sometimes you need to let go old friends don’t regret it. By the way, Happy birthday!

  7. August 29, 2017 / 8:16 am

    These are great! I feel like your early 20’s you want to be out on weekend nights but its great to realize they are just as good relaxing at home!

  8. August 29, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Yes! Your twenties is your time to be selfish in yourself. Take up that new hobby, apply for that job because it seems fun, maybe move to a new city. The possibilities are endless in your twenties.

    Grace | miss-graciela.blogspot.com

  9. the sophia diaries
    August 29, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    my ideal friday is also to stay in! these seem like some great lessons, and I’m excited to learn them xD

  10. August 29, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Happy 26th! My goal within the next year is to have my credit card paid off too! I agree with a lot of what you learned this year! Here’s to another great year!

  11. August 29, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    These are some great lessons. I am about to enter my twenties and will definitely keep these in mind as I navigate #adulting- haha! XO, Nicole // http://www.nicolecoppins.com

  12. August 30, 2017 / 1:37 am

    These are all great things to learn and pass down. My favorite Friday night now is ordering pizza and playing games and guitar hero with friends. Enjoy 26!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  13. August 30, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Congrats to a year full of financial health and even more financial health to come! And I cannot agree with you more that you need to trust your intuition. It’s so important and it’s there for a reason!

  14. August 31, 2017 / 10:47 am

    I really do feel like 25 was one of my most insightful years, and like you, I learned how important my intuition is & how it would never steer me wrong. stick w/ that gut gf! x

  15. September 5, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Wow, I couldn’t agree more. You were bang on with every point (ESPECIALLY #2 and #9! Hahaha)

    Cheers to being 26! 😉

    Happy birthday!!

  16. September 7, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I love that you put “I’m direct” on here, because although people love to say they like directness, they really hate it! haha

    Tori || Victori Media

    • Le
      September 12, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      You’re right, people really don’t like honesty especially when it’s about them! LMAO

  17. Brittney
    October 24, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Happy Birthday.. again! You know I love birthdays. Anywho, I am extremely interested in reading a couponing blog. If you have any tips to couponing and would share your knowledge with us, I would enjoy that. And moms will ALWAYS be right no matter what! 🤗

    • Le
      October 25, 2017 / 7:54 am

      Thanks!! 👯 I am highly considering it.

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