I am 26 and it amazes me what I have learned about myself in the last few months.
1. I HATE change, even if it is the best thing for me. I have to be "pushed" in some way to change a part of my life. Without these pushes I wouldn't be in grad school, I would be living 10 miles from my mom and still living a sheltered life.
2. Friends are more important that money. I, like many people, can't get enough money. I have known this is bad for a while, I wasn't raised this way. I think that is part of the reason though, I was raised by a single mom who made just enough to stay off welfare but not enough to give me anything other than that I needed, no luxuries. I have a friend that has 3 times as much money than me, but when she needed help there was no one there. I need help and I have 5 people running to my rescue. I have realized I am the lucky one, not her.
3. My weight is not my defining feature. I have posted about this before. Just a little over a month ago was the first time in 12 years that I felt accepted by thin, skinny people even though I am overweight. It was a great feeling. I feel that slipping away, but am still less self conscious as I was.
Just wanted to share my thoughts :)