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We Asked 12 Twenty-Somethings About Their Personal Life Mantras

The age of figuring things out and getting sh*t done. These ladies tell us the words and phrases they've chosen to keep themselves going and going. What is your mantra?

Entering proper adulthood in your twenties is a beautiful thing. Despite the need to #adult with different and new kinds of stress you never experienced as a teenager setting in, you are also at a point of your life where you start seeing things in a different perspective. Your focus changes, your priorities change, your aspirations start to form and for some, solidify. Your interactions with others change. You learn to hold on, but you also learn to let go.

It’s a myriad of experiences and we all go through it differently, we all approach it differently, but there is also a sense of solidarity. And, there is just something really cool about that. Whether you’re about to hit your twenties, going through it, need something to uplift your spirit as a new season begins or just need someone to feel #same with, these 12 ladies from all walks of life have you covered. What is your personal mantra?


FIONA (@flky)

“Be patient, be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”


XUE QI (@grumpymeg)

“Never try, never know. I always tell myself this whenever I feel unsure about my own abilities and it really gives me the courage to go out of my comfort zone.”

JENINE (@ojnjenine)

“Treat people the way you want to be treated. Give respect before you expect it.”


GONG HUA (@yaygongz)

“Stay wonderfully strange.”


KAMES (@kames.n)

“You’re going to be dead for a lot longer than you are alive.”


MELODY (@meowiie)

“Life’s too short to waste your time doing things you don’t believe in.”


CANDICE (@candice_who)

“We are not condemned to endure our lives. We can change them. I heard it on a little known British historical fiction television series called Lost In Austen and it resonated with me immediately.”


NATALYN (@natabat_)

“Don’t take more than what you don’t need.”


ROXANNE (@girlmorty)

“Grief and growth live hand in hand.”


NICOLETTE (@nicoletteow)

“Fake it until you make it. You can only convince people after you’ve convinced yourself.”


RACHEL (@xkismet)

“Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end.”


KATRINA (@katrinacapel)

“Don’t settle for mediocre. Set your sights on a seemingly unrealistic expectation and work tirelessly towards it.”


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