Here are 5 quotes from the late great Marilyn Monroe about appreciating who you are. Sometimes we're doubtful of ourselves, our beauty and our ability. The twenties are filled with doubt and hatred. We're definitely the hardest on ourselves. Her words can help.
1. "Nothing lasts forever. So live it up, drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the drama, take chances and never have regrets because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted."
We're all guilty of taking things too seriously and stressing out over small things that don't end up mattering. We want to succeed and find our place in the world, but frankly at such a young age, we don't know what that is. This makes us anxious and mean, cold and confused. Frustration happens, but we can minimize that if we take this quote to heart.
2. "It's better to be unhappy alone, then to be unhappy with someone else."
We don't need to sell ourselves short in relationships. In our twenties it's important to explore who you are, with someone else and alone. Whether it's with a significant other, a family member or a friend we shouldn't settle. If people don't make you happy or enhance your life, drop them.
3. "Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together."
Things don't always work out for us. That's just a fact of life, but if we can believe that there is something better out there, and work towards that goal....anything is possible. Our twenties are full of missed opportunities and derailed trains. It's up to us whether we get back on them.
4. "I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful."
Everyone wants to make money, to an extent. We have to in order to live, but despite that we should put energy in to making ourselves the best we can be. Money doesn't come to those who cut corners and act like jerks. Being a good person will get you far.
5. "Always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie?"
We as humans are built for self-doubt and self-sabotage. We hold ourselves to an impossible standard daily. If we can let that go for even just a few seconds, we can be happier and we can start to believe in our own strengths and accomplishments. Being in your twenties is the "fuck up" decade, so embrace it and know that everywhere you look, people are fucking up just as much, they just believe in themselves enough to keep working through it.
By: Tess Stevens