The best advice for 25 year olds from a 35 year old

  1. Find someone who makes you laugh until it hurts
    Its the only thing that will get you through this. Do as much laughing as you can.
  2. Its ok to cry
    Theres no shame in being hurt or overwhelmed. Life is dumb and complicated and sometimes you need to cry.
  3. If your friends or family do not like your SO there is a reason and you should listen
    I know you dont want to listen...but please do. Take into account your friends care about your happiness too, unless they're shitty friends, then you need to get better friends before worrying about having an SO
  4. Find an older person who adults better than you.
    Always listen to these people, even if you don't like what they have to say, age gives you a top canopy view you dont have.
  5. Be kind to yourself, be your own best friend first
    Treat yourself with the same kindness and respect you show others
  6. Ask for help
    No one makes it on their own and no one should.
  7. Do something that scares the shit out of you at least once a year.
    Stay young by growing and experiencing something that makes you uncomfortable
  8. Drink water. So much water.
    It will help in so many ways. Trust me on this one.
  9. Make a list for love
    You are great! And you need to know it. Always ask for what you want. Dont compromise that list, but change and add to it as you change.
  10. If you dont like it, change it
    A lot of things in life are habits that you have control over. If you dont like how your life is going you have the power to change it.