25 Things Every Woman Should Know Before 25

Friday, April 29, 2016


In exactly six months from now, I will be celebrating my quarter century birthday, the big 2-5. In honor of this upcoming year, here are the top 25 things every woman should know before 25. 

1. TRAVEL ALONE – Be comfortable in booking and planning trips for business and pleasure. Know the best days to book a flight and how to tip appropriately when at a hotel.

2. FAMILY IS IMPORTANT – Never take them for granted. Call them, check in, and visit often. Because one day, that opportunity may not be there.

3. MANAGE YOUR HEALTH – Take vitamins and eat well. See the doctor when you need to as to not prolong illness or injury.

4. TRUST YOUR PARENTS – They’ve been there and probably done that. They know what they’re talking about. Listen to them.


5. BE A GOOD HOUSE GUEST – Don’t stay with friends or family and leave your bed unmade or the bathroom full of your crap. Pick up after yourself and use your best manners.

6. JUST WALK AWAY – Whether it’s a job, friend, or town - know when it’s time to go. Your happiness is more important than just staying around to please someone.

7. SAY "NO" – It’s okay to be selfish sometimes. Don’t say yes to something if you know you don’t have the time, energy, money, or resources.

8. SIZE IS JUST A NUMBER – Just because the size tag in your jeans says one thing, doesn’t mean that number is a reflection of your beauty. Own it, work it.

9. NOTHING GOOD EVER HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT – Go to bed at a reasonable hour. There is no need to go out or stay up late; you need your sleep!


10. VOTE – You have no right to complain if you didn’t take the time to vote.

11. DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK – For a raise, a date, or a blog collaboration! The worst thing anyone can ever do is say “no”.

12. DON'T BE FRIVOLOUS – Are you spending every last penny you have or are you being smart and saving for those unexpected expenses? Don’t spend it just because you have it.

13. BE PASSIONATE – Enjoy what you do. Love it and share that love with others.

14. DRINK RESPONSIBLY – I’m not really in to drinking, but I know a lot of people are. Know when to stop and how to handle yourself if you do decide to participate.

15. REVAMP YOUR CLOSET – Stop dressing like a teenager. That mini skirt and crop top may have been cute two years ago, but now….not so much.

16. KNOW HOW TO MAKE SMALL TALK – Be able to strike up a conversation with any and every one. You never know who you might meet.

17. ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS – Stop and smell the roses every once in a while. Notice the beautiful blue sky and admire the birds chirping.


18. BE HONEST – Don’t lie to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. Always tell the truth.

19. OWN UP TO YOUR MISTAKES – We all screw up, so don’t feel like you’re alone. Just admit it and MOVE ON.

20. DO WHAT YOU LOVE – Even if no one else gets it. Love reading? Read. Love singing? Sing. Love dirt bikes? Ride it.

21. DON'T GET STUCK – Don’t be complacent. Always strive to be a better person.

22. BE CONFIDENT – “You is smart. You is kind. You is important.” (The Help) Treat yourself that way – you deserve it.

23. BE THE BEST YOU YOU CAN BE – Dress the part, talk the talk, and walk the walk. Never settle for “okay”.

24. TAKE A DECENT PICTURE – Know how to take an appropriate picture – you’ll need it for your professional connections.

25. DANCE LIKE AN ADULT – Sorry, friends, but club grinding is no longer appropriate…especially, at your work Christmas party. 

31 comments:

  1. Say no is one of the best things I've learned so far in my twenties! Now, I'm working on saying no a little more! It's all about knowing what you can and can't handle, and putting yourself first! Loves this list!

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  2. I love this! Especially agree with the one about enjoying the little things! :)

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  3. #20 is my absolute favorite on this list! I couldn't agree more.

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    1. It's so important! Have a great week, Lisa!

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  4. Trust your parents. Such an important lesson right there! :)

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  5. #4 - Trust your parents. Such an important lesson to learn before it's too late!

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  6. Love this list! Most I learned by 25, but some admittedly, I learned after.

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    1. It takes time to learn them all - I'm still working on applying some of them!

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  7. These are all great tips. I love how you write about doing what you love. So important.

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  8. This is a super solid list! All true! Family <3 . Absolutely. Size tag. Spot on!! Haha and wow #25 is so amazing and true, glad someone said it!!!! Great post!
    Danielle | AccordingtoD.com

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    1. Haha, just got to tell it like it is! Thanks, Danielle!

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  9. I'm sharing! There are too many ladies out there who get lost around this age. I know I did. I feel this list can be very helpful and wish I had it a few years back! Thank you for sharing!

    Erin | www.awelderswife.com

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  10. Love this! All of these are so true!

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  11. This is such an amazing list. A lot of these really resonate with me as a teenager, and I sincerely hope that I have learned all of them well by the time I'm 25. Pinning this to share on my blog sometime next week.

    Emma | www.creativexplorations.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Emma! I'd love to check out your post when it goes live - keep me posted! :)

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  12. These are really great tips Rebecca! Family is a total must, and I firmly believe in #1 - travel alone (but travel safely). I think it builds independence, resourcefulness and you grow so much from the experience.

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    1. Absolutely! I spent an entire summer traveling alone for work and I learned so much about myself and the world!

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  13. "Just walk away" is the best advice ever. Great list, girl.

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  14. Love this list! It's amazing that some people don't know how to be a proper houseguest!

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    1. I still struggle with that one sometimes...especially at my parents house! lol

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  15. Phenomenal list...coming from a 22-year-old, so this is so relevant to me! Trusting parents is CLUTCH. My parents are now my best friends...and it's amazing to see how far the relationship with them has grown and evolved since high school!

    Coming Up Roses

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  16. all great points, the more you get into your twenties, the more you realize each and every one of them! especially sleep haha

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  17. Love this. I am getting so much better at saying no!!

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