In lieu of turning 30 last week, I decided to create a list of the best pieces of advice that I’ve learned along the way in my 20s. I wish someone had given me the advice instead of having to learn it the hard way, and while I admit that everyone will have to earn a handful of these life lesson badges first hand, it’s good to know you’re not alone in the grand scheme of things. And you know that annoying saying everyone talks your ear off about? It’s totally true: The older you get, the better it gets. It won’t make sense whether I take all the time in the world to explain it or not, but one day you’ll wake up with a sudden realization where everything will make sense. That, my friends, is how the not-so-subtle-art-of-not-giving-a-fuck will be the ultimate key to your freedom.