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 haven’t yet crossed the threshold out of the twenties..

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 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

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  • Reply Gaby

    amen megan! what a wonderful post x

    April 24, 2012 at 11:46 am
  • Reply diane @ a spot of whimsy

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

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

    April 24, 2012 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Samantha Green

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

    April 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Jeanelle

    I am LOVING this series.

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

    Love from Amsterdam xxx

    April 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    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.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply The Yuppie Files

    Love all of these! What a great series!

    April 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply nicole

    um yes. to all.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Liz

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

    April 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Anna @ IHOD

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

    April 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Marshall

    Love all of it Megs!

    April 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Sheila @ The FailteHouse

    Meg, this is beautiful – great list! And love the last quote!!

    April 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Beautiful quote and post. Love your words!

    April 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Eda.

    I love this, thank you for sharing darling

    Eda ♥

    April 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Sarah Rall

    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!

    April 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Lottie

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

    April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply angie

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

    April 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

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

    April 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Ashley

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

    April 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Jane {In the Pink and Green}

    Lovely post Megan! I love love love this series! 🙂

    April 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Katherine Krieg

    love this post and the whole series. totally lovely!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm
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    April 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Raven

    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.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Wonderful post! I have to admit, I felt like forwarding #11 to my sister-in-law… 😉

    April 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    #9 is my favorite. I love this series!

    April 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Running on Happiness

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

    April 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Bon Bon

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

    April 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Michaela

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

    April 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply christine donee

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

    April 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Grace Lynne Fleming

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


    April 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wray

    what a wonderful list! I love it..


    April 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Erica [pocket full of chuckles]

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

    April 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    Great advice, Megan! They are ALL so TRUE!

    April 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Love all of this. Every. Single. Bit.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Devon @ TheMermaidChronicles

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

    April 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Holly

    I love them all. I can relate to so many of these 🙂

    April 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply K

    great idea for a series Sarah! And Amen to naps, haircuts and chocolate 🙂

    April 25, 2012 at 3:07 am
  • Reply Ana Magdalena

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

    April 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Katy

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

    April 25, 2012 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply laurenjeanallece

    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.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Mrs. Yellow Ribbon

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

    April 26, 2012 at 10:04 am
  • Reply His Little Lady

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

    April 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    love megan, and all her good bits of advice.

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

    April 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply chanel

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

    April 29, 2012 at 5:34 am
  • Reply A and B

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

    May 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm
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