If I were 24 again, I would tell myself to do a few things differently. First of all, I would have moved out of my parent's house when I finished collge. Second, I would tell myself to pursue all avenues possible to have a successful career. Third, I would tell myself that it's not a good idea to bring baggage into a relationship. Fourth, I would tell myself to enjoy life and try not to sweat the small stuff.
Living on your own gives you a great sense of independence. You can really get to know your self in a way that's not possible when you live with your parents or a spouse. I think that living on your own is self discovery that I missed out on.
Twenty years ago I had a great job that I acquired prior to graduating from college. Because I had this great job, I was a little cocky and felt that I didn't need to get certified in my field. My plan was to sit for the certification exam but after getting a job and making good money, I decided not to. Big mistake!
Past relationships are just that, the past. Everyone should learn from their mistakes and learn from them. Mistakes should not be brought into new relationships. Baggage is the downfall of many relationships. A word to the wise, leave your baggage where it belongs, in the past.
Enjoy life fully. Travel and see the world. I have spent so much of my life worrying and stressing over things that I can't change and it's exhausting. I have learned that most things that you worry about are really worth it. Life is too short and you don't want to spend half of your life worrying about silly stuff.
I am very happy with my life and even if I could do these four things over, my life would basically be the same. Well, not exactly, I would be making more money. While I didn't experience my self discovery by living on my own, I was forced into it after I became a wife and mother. My family and I travel as often as we can and we are all enjoying our wonderful life. We all enjoy living in the present, not in the past.