As of 22nd May 2019, I am a quarter of a century old. Can you even believe it? To be honest, if you had told me 10 years ago this is what my life would be at 25, I would have thrown you off from the balcony, preferably a two-storied one so you only broke your arms and legs. Therefore, following is a list of things that took me 25 years to figure out, some are merely a matter of common sense, some are not.
You can never have too many black scarves.
Style is what you make of it.
Learn to differentiate from what is life and what is not.
A lot goes behind on what seems “flawless”.
Second-class citizenry is a real.
It is always very disheartening when any sentence starts with “We regret to inform you that…” .
The best camera in the world are your eyes so learn to use them more often.
There is no place you will feel truly at home, so might as well just accept it.
You will only make a few friends in life who you can enlist as “the people who will definitely cry at your funeral” .
Don’t force friendships with people you don’t naturally connect with.
You can’t blame your past for everything that happens in your life today. Not anymore.
Your parents are not always right. Neither are you, so learn how to meet in the middle.
There is always a plan B, you are just not aware of it yet.
The best way for someone to remember you by to leave them with happy memories.
Love transcends beyond reason.
Intelligence and humour are more beautiful than “just beauty” .
Ask for help when you need it.
Stop over-analysing every situation or roll out the dice for every possible outcome. Love doesn’t work like that.
You can never take away a person’s simplicity and no one can take away yours.
Every relationship has it’s ups and downs even the one you have with God.
Photographed by Kostas Lisajevicius