Ah yes, today I've made it through another year. And with another year, I am accompanied with a few new friends named Wrinkles, Grays & Whiskers. But the one I genuinely look forward to is Wisdom, who greets me every year with a few new things. And these are the things I am learning at age 26.
Sometimes, you got to be selfish. You should apply your oxygen mask first, in order to help those around you.
Do what you love & become a master of it. Life is too short to waste it on things you are not passionate about.
Success comes through perspiration. Keep doing, making & creating.
Struggle & hardship may be painful. But it's the best opportunity you'll ever encounter to make you stronger and build you character.
Be comfortable & confident with who you are from your strengths & down to your weakness. Embrace it.
It's okay to be weird, strange & quirky. It's who you are. Again, embrace it - all of it.
And sometimes, it's okay to be naive. it's a sign of hopefulness & optimism.
Stop complaining. Go out & fix what you aren't satisfied about.
Know exactly what you want & what your heart desires. Believe and know you can obtain it, take action & you shall receive.
And if you didn't get it, understand how your next path could even be a better opportunity for you.
You are what you eat. From the food you consume, the things you read & watch, the people you hang out with to the overall environment you surround yourself with.
Be selective of your friends. Some will drag you down & some will lift you up.
In your life you will need a few mentors, if they don't find you - find them. They will guide you, support you and encourage you in the right direction.
You can't learn if you don't teach, share & inspire others. Your life is like a river; wisdom & knowledge needs to flow out for more to flow in.
Wit & humor is a more memorable & approachable style for communication & confrontation. Use it.
Acknowledgement & feedback is important, especially positive feedback. Give them out to peers, friends, family members & especially to strangers.
A content relationship exist only when the man is respected & when a woman is cherished.
It is absolutely important to find balance in yourself and relationships - mentally, emotionally, physically & spiritually.
Be appreciative to what you have and to those around you. You'll attract positive energy, events, and people in your life.
Be appreciative of nature and be inspired by it. Seriously, you won't find anything more beautiful.
Your day is longer than you think. Just prioritize what's important and what you value in your time.
People before tasks, projects and chores. Because relationships last while everything else gets forgotten.
God & your family really loves you. You are their prizes possession and it's your responsibility to make them proud & learn from their experiences.
Courage & confidence is sexy. Be bold.
Knowledge & wisdom is attractive. Find ways to expand your mind by asking questions, listening & observing in various parts of the world..
Consider everyday your birthday. Because everyday is a gift. Appreciate it & love it.
As a Product Designer at ZURB, Jessica is a design evangelist for the marriage of form and function to create delightful, meaningful human-centered experiences.
Aside from sketching, prototyping & pushing pixels, Jessica enjoys traveling, reading Fast Company, watching TED Talks, browsing Cute Overload, sharing quotes on life and love, reflecting in nature, and connecting with other passionate, curious-minded individuals.