25 Lessons Upon A 25th Birthday

 
 

25 Lessons I Learned Upon Turning 25

& the amazing people / experience that sparked them 


CONFIDENCE

1. There is a lot of time wasted comparing ourselves to others - Fear of failure

2. If you don't listen to the compliments of strangers, the criticisms won't hurt you - Producer on The Bachelor  

3. People will be dramatic in order to get a reaction from you, be a mountain - Bachelor in Paradise

4. Be more vocal - My old boss 

5. It's ok to live a life that others don't always understand  - Choosing an unconventional career path

LOVE

6. You do not need to date strangers in order to receive a validation that is better served to come from inside yourself

- Every Dating App ever

7. Everyone needs an anchor, someone they can confide in - Living alone 

8. Women have a powerful initial instinct that tells us if a man is right for us, but 9 times out of 10 we doubt ourselves

- My stick of cookie dough after a breakup

9. Find someone that makes you laugh & return the favor - All those days without laughter 

10. You need to love yourself, before you can love someone else - The mirror on the wall

THOUGHTFUL

11. Find peace within yourself by creating an intention to focus on - my My Intent Project necklace

12. Be the surprise that reminds people that there is kindness in this world

- My New York neighbor that brought over a bottle of wine the day I moved into the building

13. A simple way to make people feel comfortable in front of a camera is to ask them something off topic like,

"What did you want to be when you were 5?" - Bearded UNICEF Producer I met in an airport once

14. Instead of asking, "what did you do today?" ask the "why" and "how did that make you feel?"

- Thirst for more meaningful conversations

15. Make quality time for those that matter - The 5 Love Languages book

HUMBLE

16.  Be someone who doesn't follow the herd, but leads it - Dad's advise before going on Paradise

17. Just because you are independent, doesn't mean you are mature - A long term ex-boyfriend

18. Make it a priority to build trust and respect with the entire team, not just those you directly report to - The office

19. Smile & be grateful always, there is always someone who has it harder than you do - Visiting where my mom grew up

20. If you look at every conversation as a pie, what percentage is made up of you talking? Everyone wants to feel heard and we can help if only we care to include them - Me overthinking a bit, but everyone deserves a slice :) 

THE FUTURE

21. You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with, choose wisely. - Negative people no longer in my life

22. You will never regret a phone call or visit to your parents or grandparents - After losing a loved one

23. Even though it might subconsciously be your instinct, not everyone is innately against you. Trust in others.

- A book, I forget the title to...

24. Stay curious. 

25. Believe.  

 

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Caila Quinn 25th Birthday Black Morning Lavender Long Dress
 
Caila Quinn 25th Birthday Black Morning Lavender Long Dress
 
Caila Quinn 25th Birthday Black Morning Lavender Long Dress
 
 
Caila Quinn 25th Birthday Black Morning Lavender Long Dress
 
Caila Quinn 25th Birthday Black Morning Lavender Long Dress
 
 
Caila Quinn 25th Birthday Black Morning Lavender Long Dress