As I turn 24 years old this year, I’ve already mastered the art of PLAN A TO Z (hardly and striving). Seriously I suck at #adulting and I’ve had some realizations that I would really like to share to my readers. Plus, It would also be a constant reminder to myself that I would look back if I’ve barely made good decisions in my life, atleast I’m on track (That’s a first). If you guys are like me figuring things out – Don’t worry you’ll get there! It can be frustrating but that’s the thrill of life. DON’T FORCE IT and DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.
Since I’ve started working, I realized the value of things and that you can do anything you want (Basta enjoy lang) – especially to me while I’m still single HAHA
Here are my tips (I’m no expert tho but I’ve tried to sort things out that 20 something should not deprived themselves for)
1. Travel & adventure
While young, whatever thing is on your bucketlist – DO IT. Iba kasi ang energy pag young. I mean there is no age limit to enjoy life but taking advantage of our youth is one thing. Be in this Live in the moment and YOLO
GRAB EVERY OPPORTUNITY!
2. Good quality camera / smartphone with HD Camera
Thanks to the Digital age, we can store memories in HD and always capturing those IG worthy moments.
3. Intimate wear (underwear & bras)
This I learned from my mom, as you get older you realize that it important to have a good set underwear and bra. It makes you feel mature & let’s say polished – plus the comfort. (Knock on wood hopefully it doesn’t happen) Incase of emergency and you get rushed to the Emergency Room atleast you have a good pair under when they have to cut your clothes.
4. Insurance / Policy / Stocks
If only I could bring back time I would have started during college like from a part of my allowance would go to a monthly/semi/quarterly deposit. If I started at 17 and at 25 years old I should have enough money to travel across the world with the money I saved.
It’s still never too late – I just started mine a year ago and with my spending, I’m glad I have something at the side #Security If you have the means to buy properties WHY NOT – for as long kaya mo maintain (huwag maging magyabang pag hindi kaya)
Always have SAVINGS on the side incase of emergency.
Tip: Do extensive research with what policy / investment plan you want.
5. Further education/vocational courses
There is no limit to education – always learn and be BETTER. Get your masters and learn something you’ve always wanted which is out of your comfort zone!
6. Skin care
I do love makeup! But its not all the time makeup will save you. Mas maganda pag natural yung glow. Invest in products and treatments “hiyang” for you. If you feel going under the knife – nobody is stopping you. (As long legit & safe)
Presenting yourself physically is always first. The inside is the most important but the outside/ physical beauty comes first.
BEAUTY MUST HAVE: sunscreen & moisturizer
This is regarding FITNESS, invest in a gym or outdoor activity. Invest in supplements you may need also and EAT anything you want for as long its balance plus you work out 3-4 a week. Plus your every 6 month visit to your dentist too!
Lately, I LOVE CYCLING AND RPM
To look good and put together, the basics should be available in your wardrobe – important fashion staple that doesn’t go out of style.
Keep it SIMPLE, CLASSY & MINIMALIST
9. Good relationships & connections
It doesn’t have to be ROMANTIC all the time, for me its investing in genuine people who has proven their worth to you. Spend time with people who don’t bring you down whether it be family and friends. These are the people you’ll lean towards to when you are down. Be open to meeting new people from all walks of life – but always trust your gut.
IN LIFE, It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know.
10. CONCERTS / MUSICALS
It’s the most unexplained feeling – whenever I’m in a concert it brings this different joy and adrenaline.
DREAM DATE: CONCERT.
DREAM CONCERT: COACHELLA
11. A GOOD BAG (with HYGIENE KIT)
I’ve sorted out the kinds of bags I have:
a. A minimalist backpack with lots of compartments – Good for school, work and travel plus you’ll be in style.
b. Luggage- especially for travel.
c. Casual Bag – I preferably use a medium size spacey bag with a sling since I always have a lot of things plus pairing the bag with a fashionable statement keychain piece.
d. Chain bag – Instead of bringing a clutch (sometimes I use clutch on various occasions) I prefer a black classy chain bag since I like bringing lots of stuff
e. Gym bag
Proper time management and keep things up-to-date
13. A KILLER LIPPIE
To add some pop of color to your face.
Lastly, THE BEST KIND OF INVESTMENT
14. Invest on yourself.
Take time to LOVE YOURSELF until you feel complete – Do what you need to do that would make you happy.
Any more thoughts? Feel free to comment below