14 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

14 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

Your 20s is about setting yourself up for the kind of life you want to live.  

1. Feel comfortable with who you are

2. Be prepared to make changes, but also know you’ll make mistakes. Without mistakes you will not learn and grow. Not feeling comfortable means you are changing and growing. Maturing, that’s the word.


For times you need inspiration

For times you need inspiration

This photo was taken in Queenstown, New Zealand at a teapot bar. They fill teapots with cocktails that make you dizzy. I must have been a little tipsy in that photo, but I was definitely happy. I’m taking a selfie with Annika and Shannon. They were 2 pretty cool gals on my Contiki trip.

Day 9.


When most people think of faith, they think of religion,

Faith is powerful, for it comes from within,

An inner peace that is found, above all the commotion,

The self is powerful, it versus the ego,

When expectations rule your thoughts, when dark clouds circle above,

You know you can count on faith, to turn it all around.


I’ve accepted that I’m going through a lot with life in general. There’s being stuck in a degree you see no future in, there’s parental resentment, there’s the want to be a rebel without a cause, there’s a want to be beautiful, but deep inside, I just want to be me. Sometimes in life, you just have to stick it out because one day, all your hard work will pay off. As they say, “there’s light at the end of the tunnel.” It’s waiting for you, but first you must tackle some of life’s obstacles. Sometimes, in the dark. It’s hard when you’re longing for guidance, support and reinforcement that you’re on the right track. We’re all human, and sometimes we go through a few lows on this roller coaster called life. What gets us through is knowing that, you won’t always be on that low on that roller coaster ride. For it will go high and above, and make you feel butterflies (the good type) when you finally reach that high. There’s work to be done, D. Just get through it. Push through because you know you’re better than what people think. Inside you know you’ve got this. Find that faith. It’s there.


“And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.” ― Gabrielle WilliamsBeatle Meets Destiny


“Difficult times will come.” It’s a fact of life, isn’t it? There are good times and bad times in everybody’s life.” 
― Raj Kosaraju

Day 7.


I hate my mother. There I said it. I hate the way she speaks to me. She makes me feel like a failure. Then there’s my dad, he’s stuck in his own negative thinking and behaviour. The two of them are balls of fire. I know I can only take them in small doses, and while I know that right now is not the time to move out, I know that this too will pass. I can’t let my emotions get the best of me because I’m better than that. I’m too free-spirited and cheerful. When I’m around them, I feel like I have to hide my true self – you know the one I really like. Someone who has so much positivity, happiness and good will. It is a sad feeling to think that the ones who are meant to love you the most, are the ones who make you feel the worst. Things won’t always be this way, and one day I’ll make something of myself.


Everything has its place in time.