27 Things In My 27th Year: 27 things I tell my younger self

Thursday, April 1, 2021

I instantly knew what I wanted to talk about when it came to the month of April. On the 12th, I will be turning 27 and I figured this was a good time as any to talk about things that I’ve learned over the years. There’s a sort of peace that comes in realizing I’m closer to 30 than 20. My 20s were incredibly unexpected and I won’t be ending this decade where I originally thought I would be.

That’s part of the reason why I wanted to do the series: if younger me could see where I am now, she would be appalled. The fact that I won’t have graduated from law school by 30 or be in a relationship or be living in New York City is not something I anticipated for myself. However, I am, after a very long time, very happy with where I am in my life. Taking time off after my undergraduate degree was the best decision I could have made for myself. And now, I want to share what I've learned in the past 27 years.

I didn’t categorize any of the advice that I have in any specific order. I sat down and it simply wrote down a list of 27 things I wanted to tell my younger self. I thought about categorizing everything and doing a weekly theme but that ended up being too constricting. And isn’t life too messy to categorize easily? Either way, I am so happy with how these posts turned out. I can’t wait to go back and read this list as I grow older and see how true everything continues to be for me.

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