HOW TO KNOW YOU'RE DOING JUST FINE IN YOUR TWENTIES | A Classy Fashionista || Style & Beauty Blog


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The past few weeks have been super rough on me. They've been full of constant reminders that I'm not where I wanted to be. They've been full of thoughts flooding in that I'm a failure and maybe I'm just not good enough. I've been reminded several times that my "job", as they say, of blogging means nothing to the real world and that my "income" is still claimed to be $0, because I don't get a "real" paycheck. 

It's been full of days where I'm not being taken seriously and flat out laughed at, because I've taken on blogging as a profession. I make money, I swear. But ya know what? Maybe I can't buy a house right now, and maybe I feel stuck in the apartment I live in, heck the whole dang town. But I do know that I'm surviving. I'm still alive, and I've made it through another day.

Today's post is a reminder to myself and hopefully to a lot of you reading that we're surviving this crazy life adventure together. It's not always easy, it's okay to cry, but in the end, we've got this.

One // You're alive and breathing

Sometimes this is the hardest one. When your world feels like it's crashing, it's honestly the last thing you want to be doing. But I'm here to remind you (and myself) that life is more precious than you know. It can be gone in the blink of an eye, so use your precious time wisely. Live it up and never ever give up.

Two // You have food to eat

Now I'm not talking about easy mac and peanut butter & jelly for all your meals. I mean, if that's what you want to eat, then go right ahead. But in the end, you have a fridge full of food. Your cabinets have snacks in them, and if you're lucky, you even have a never-ending supply of ice cream.

Three // You have a roof over your head

Whether it's a small apartment, your own home, heck, even your parents basement, you have a place to call home. It may not be your dream location, but it's still home.

Four // You can take a hot shower every day 

It's the simple things in life that we take for granted. Sometimes we forget that the little things like a hot shower are a luxury to some. When you're feeling stressed, take an extra five minutes and know you're doing just fine.

Five // You can afford to go shopping

For me, even just buying something for $5 off the clearance rack is an immediate pick-me-up. You don't have to spend a ton while shopping, but you know that if you were to see a cute top, you'd be able to buy it. Even if it is only $10 bucks on the Marshalls clearance rack.

Six // You have family and friends that love you

My support systems are what keep me going. I honestly don't have any idea where I would be without them. Never forget to reach out, because they will always be there for you when you need them the most.

Seven // You have a job that pays the bills

You may not have your dream job, and if you're super lucky, maybe you do, but in the end, you still have a job. You can pay your bills and you have just a little bit left over. Now that's really living in your 20's.

Eight // You have short-term & long-term goals

The past few weeks, I have found that physically writing out my goals, whether short-term or long-term, have really kept me going. You have something to live for; something to look forward to. Keep going and crush those goals.

Nine // You're saving money and/or paying off debt

It may not be a lot, maybe just $20 a week, but you're still saving something. You're able to put a little extra money every now and then towards your student loans, and man, you are doing great! Keep saving up, because good things are coming.

Ten // You know you're not alone

All too often in our 20's we feel so alone. But I'm here to remind you that you are so not alone. Literally everyone goes through a rough patch. Just remember that "at 23, JK Rowling was broke. Tina Fey was working at the Y.M.C.A., Oprah had just gotten fired from her first job as a TV reporter, and Walt Disney had declared bankruptcy." No dream is too big. You've just gotta keep on dreamin'.

I hope this post is encouraging to you. Just know that you're doing just fine. Big things are headed our way. 

Stay Classy. 

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