25 Things Every Woman Should Have By 25

what you need in your twenties like a boss girls
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I went to NYU for Film & TV and had the entrepreneur’s spirit since being a tot when I contracted chores out to my older sister for a profit (ha!). I run Hello Lucy Design (a web management and design biz) full time as well as Editorial Direction for LikeABossGirls.com. As a full-of-energy go-getter, my motto is “Why the heck not?”. I'm a mid-western girl who has worked for the BBC in London, Nickelodeon in NYC, and Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Colorado. One of my proudest accomplishments was serving as Co-Director for three consecutive years for the Fusion Film Festival of NYU, celebrating women in film, TV, and new media.

things women need in their twenties _ like a boss girls

We LOVE a good listicle.

You know, those articles listing ways to do/think/be better. Heck, they’re kind of our jam if you haven’t noticed…

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These posts inspire us to make a change, get moving, and start doing X, Y, Z.

So when I came across this post 25 Things Every Woman Should Have By The Time She Turns 25, I thought I knew what was coming. But instead I got things like…

1. Enough confidence to no longer feel the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or what she wears, not only to other people, but to herself.

2. The goal of a bank account with a few months’ living expenses in it, if she doesn’t have that already. Just in case.

3. Only the phone numbers, Facebook friends, weekend plans, and roommates she actually wants.

4. A best friend who is like a sister.

5. A space of her own.

6. A good idea of what she needs in a romantic relationship, not just what she wants, or what she thinksshe needs, and the willingness to explore different people and other ideas to find what exactly that is.

7. A closet of what she considers to be her “staples,” and among these things, something to wear to an interview, funeral, wedding, impromptu Friday night drink at a casual bar and dream date if ever someone were to call out of the blue.

8. The tact and grace to ask for a raise, a promotion, a change in a relationship or a date with someone she’s into.

9. The faith that she deserves those things.

Woah! Talk about hitting us in the feels. And that’s not even half of them! I anticipated a list of physical, buyable things women need in their twenties like a fabulous fitting blazer, a yoga mat you can’t live without, a signature scent… These are all things I think are swell no matter your age, but none of which made this list by Thought Catalog.

This listicle is not so much stuff, as it is heart.

Cheesy. But true. Check it out for yourselves, Bossery. You’ll realize you already have a lot going for you.

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