Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What my 20's are teaching me: Megan from Across the Pond


This is me, contemplating my twenties..

 Hi Followers of Fairy Tales are True!
I am Megan, the blogger behind Across The Pond
I love being over here..LOVE Sarah..and love this series she is doing..

I am 26..so haven't yet crossed the threshold out of the twenties..
BUT
I am a little over halfway through them (the twenties that is) and already I could write a novel on this chapter...But instead, here are 20 lessons my twenties have taught me..thus far.


1. Good food is best consumed along side a nice glass of wine or a good cocktail

2. Seasonal Affect disorder is real after 7 months of winter in Scotland

3. Friendships that withstand distance are friendships worth keeping

4. Spring's first bloom can mean a new start if you want it to

5. Second chances do exist, and should be taken both humbly and without hesitation

6. Going against social norms is not always a negative thing

7. Divorce doesn't mean death, but it is entirely human to mourn for both.

8. Relationships cannot, and should not, be generalized.

9. Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could of been any different

10. Maintain integrity and you will receive respect

11. Your status of being present with another person is more important than updating your status online in that given moment.

12. We are given one life..just one..to understand that fully means to live it without delay and to disregard the nay-sayers.

13. Sometimes a problem can be fixed with a bar of chocolate and a new item of clothing

14. Nap time is necessary for adults too

15. Sun is natures anti depressant

16. What you turn your nose up at will inevitably be something you must personally face.

17. Jesus rode in on a Donkey, so its probably a good idea to get off your high horse.

18. New haircut=new day

19.  You should probably floss your teeth more than once a year.

20. Lastly, a lesson from John Steinbeck:

photo taken by me

44 comments:

  1. amen megan! what a wonderful post x

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  2. sarah, i am loving this series! and megan, GREAT answers. this one really resonated with me:

    "Relationships cannot, and should not, be generalized."

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  3. i love that quote from john steinbeck. #17 made me smile and i totally agree with #3.
    LOVING this series :) xx

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  4. I am LOVING this series.

    Beautiful thoughts. (I'm 26.. and agree wholeheartedly!)

    Love from Amsterdam xxx

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  5. mmm hmm. im loving this. sun, yes! getting off high horse, yes! flossing more than once a year, yes! second chances, yes!

    you get it. i like it.

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  6. Love all of these! What a great series!

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  7. aw loved this. and I completely agree with every single one. wise woman that megan is :)

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  8. Amen sista friend! Agree with you 100%. And #17...is going to be my new motto.
    Love!
    Anna

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  9. Meg, this is beautiful - great list! And love the last quote!!

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  10. Beautiful quote and post. Love your words!

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  11. I love this, thank you for sharing darling

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

    Eda ♥

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  12. Glad you are doing this series! I'm making my way through my 20's too and it's always nice to hear from other people in the same spot. 20's can be tough for the soul, that whole quarterlife crisis is a very real thing as proved by my close friends, and myself!
    http://sawatdeeyall.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love Megan and she is so wise--I agree with so many of these and chocolate can fix a problem fact.

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  14. another great, honest post! thanks Megan for sharing your lessons! loving this series, can't wait to read more x

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  15. this is such a good idea for a series. and i love that quote.

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  16. i love everything about this post! i found myself nodding as i read each one! good stuff!!

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  17. Lovely post Megan! I love love love this series! :)

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  18. love this post and the whole series. totally lovely!

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  19. I loved this. every point. But number 11 could honestly be the downfall of my marriage. I definitely need to try and work on that one more often. Its just, I just love you guys so much!

    blah. I guess I should pay more attention to my husband. Thanks a lot Megan for making me feel guilty this morning.

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  20. Wonderful post! I have to admit, I felt like forwarding #11 to my sister-in-law... ;)

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  21. #9 is my favorite. I love this series!

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  22. Amazing wisdom from an amazing 26 year old. You rock Megan!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  23. love those little lessons! Megan is such a wise (and beautiful) life guru:-) xoxo

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  24. This is a wonderful series, Sarah. Amen to number 11. So much truth in this post, Meg! xo

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  25. Megan. This may be my favorite post of yours. Like. Almost ever.

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  26. love, love this and can completely relate... especially to the naps are good for adults.... YES

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  27. this is lovely. i love the list and i can relate to so many points!

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  28. Great advice, Megan! They are ALL so TRUE!

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  29. Love all of this. Every. Single. Bit.

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  30. I love them all, but #9 especially hit home. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I love them all. I can relate to so many of these :)

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  32. great idea for a series Sarah! And Amen to naps, haircuts and chocolate :)

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  33. I love this post. thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  34. Excellent lessons. #17 is my favorite...by far.

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  35. I won't even pretend that #9 didn't make me cry a little. Such an important truth.


    Oh Megan, I just adore you lady.

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  36. I love this! Heading on over to check out your blog now!

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  37. what a beautiful post! i loved reading all of these!
    xo TJ

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  38. love megan, and all her good bits of advice.

    she is so right about seasonal effects on your mood. it is real life!

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  39. So wise! But we already knew that about Megs! xo

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  40. Great feature! I love you series on what your 20s taught you! Brilliant Job!

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