28 Lessons I’ve Learned in 28 Years

When one is able to be open and share their life experiences, no holds bar, it’s doing a great service for others. Naturally, I have decided to share some of the things I have picked up along the way of me reaching the magnificent age of 28.

I think that (or at least hope that) from this post you will realize that you are not alone. Life is hard, but I believe that sometime we as humans, make it much harder than it has to be. With that being said, I highly encourage you to learn from my mistakes and as well as my triumphs. I want you to live your absolute best life.

  • You’re not always going to make the right decisions.
  • Be confident in who you are.


  • It’s ok to ask for help.
  • Life can really suck sometimes, but it can also be really great. The sucky times only last for a moment. *no rain, no flowers*
  • Perception is NOT always reality. Most of your peers are feeling and going through the same things; some are better at masking than others. We are all out here struggling with something, but don’t let someone else flaunting the high points of their life make you de-value yours.
  • Smile a lot.
  • Laugh a whole lot.
  • As hard as it is, please do not compare yourself to others (see #2 and #5).
  • Your path, timing and purpose is unique to you.
  • Build discipline, resilience, and consistency early.
  • Don’t get so caught up in preparing for the future that you forget to celebrate and enjoy the now.
  • The only constant is change.
  • You will change and evolve MANY MANY times by the time you reach 28.
  • Strive to do the right thing always.
  • Your relationships with your friends will change over time, for the good or the bad.
  • Your friends/circle will change over time.
  • You really are cool AF and people should like you. However, if they don’t it’s ok.
  • You will fail, just don’t give up.
  • Being stupid with money early in life is REALLY REALLY hard to fix later in life (trust me, I know). Develop a financial plan.
  • You will have your heart-broken (probably multiple times). You have to learn to deal with that heart-break in a way that you don’t jeopardize your being. Don’t lose yourself and your goodness because of an a**hole.


    • Think before you speak and act.
    • Don’t be afraid to be honest. Why lie?
    • Learn how to address your regrets and forgive yourself (see #1)
    • Learn to balance celebrating where you are presently (good, bad and ugly) in your life and working towards whatever goals you are trying to reach.


  • God gives you what you can handle.
  • Try new things.
  • Praise God through the good times, bad times, indecisive times, etc. Praise him consistently and in advanced.


Wisdom and age may not go hand-in-hand, but no matter what the age, you have learned something that could be of good use for someone else. I don’t claim to be the wisest, the most knowledgeable, or noble. I am just someone who has lived 28 years on this earth and who has learned a thing or two and wanted to share.

What lessons have you learned in life at your current age?

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