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24 Sep 2017


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By Gracie Carroll

20 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self #Fido20

By Gracie Carroll

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With my 29th birthday coming up this Sunday, November 20th, it’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 10 years since I was 20. So much has happened in my life over the past nine years that in many ways it’s rather incredible that it has all happened in under a decade. To give you an idea, I lived in two different countries after university, moved back to Toronto, started my blog, bought a home and started an e-shop all by the time I was 26.

I always think it’s really important to reflect on your life, and recognize your own achievements and the lessons you’ve learned. Since my friends at Fido are celebrating their 20th anniversary this month, I was inspired to share 20 things I wish I could tell my 20 year old self, in hopes that some of the lessons I’ve learned might help or resonate with you too.

Keep reading to find out what I would share, and see below for how you can enter to WIN an exclusive party experience on November 25th for you and 10 of your friends in the #Fido20 Airstream that’s coming to Toronto!

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20 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

1. You don’t need to have it all figured out by 25

2. Pay Attention In School

3. Appreciate What You Have

4. Don’t Spend All Your Money at H&M

5. Dress For Your Body, Wear What Feels Good

6. Don’t Destroy Your Hair

7. Worship The Sun, Safely 

8. Get Rid of Toxic Friends

9. Don’t Be A Moron On Social Media

10. Buy Your Own Drinks, Go Dutch

11. Bad Boys Are A Waste Of Time

12. Stop Screaming At Your Mom

13. Love Your Pets More

14. Appreciate Every Single Job

15. Look For Mentors

16. Be Confident In Who You Are

17. Go Out And Get What You Want

18. Read More Books

19. Know When To Tune In and Tune Out

20. Get Involved and Volunteer

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Now that that’s out of the way, it’s on to the details for the Fido20 Mobile Tour that’s on it’s way to Toronto! I love that Fido likes to celebrate the same way I do – by giving away freebies and prizes to their customers, and, in my case, readers!

I’ve been a happy Fido customer for gong on 5 years now, and I’m so happy to get to work with them in this capacity at this point in my career. So, not only will you be able to visit the Fido20 MobileTour in Toronto on the weekends of November 18th and 25th (See all dates and locations HERE) for the chance to receive prizes and giveaways for Fido and non-Fido customers, but right now you have the opportunity to enter to WIN a “birthday party” celebration for you and 10 of your friends INSIDE the Fido20 Airstream on Friday November 25th from 8-10pm!

Whether it’s your birthday or not, you DO NOT want to miss this super fun opportunity to kick off your Friday night in style! Trust me, we are going to pimp out the Fido20 Airstream, provide a dope playlist, full bar and food too! Plus, you’ll get a visit from me on the big night!

All you have to do to enter to WIN is:

LIKE my Instagram post HERE.

COMMENT on the Instagram post, sharing your favourite birthday memory.

TAG a friend in your post, and be sure to include HASHTAG #Fido20

Contest closes on Monday November 21st at 11:59pm EST and the WINNER will be announced on Tuesday November 22nd.

Winner and guests must be 19+ and residing in Ontario, for full Rules & Regulations please visit: http://fido.ly/2fxQofh

For more information and updates, follow the action online at Fido.ca/20years and on the @FidoMobile social channels using #Fido20.

Good Luck!!




  1. Wow, this was a really well written article! Thanks for sharing it!

    I clicked through to this from your #fido20 hashtag.

    I suppose your blog is targeted more towards girls, but a lot of it still resonated with me as a 27 year old straight male.

    You mentioned a lot of things that I’ve just learned for myself through trial and error over the last couple of years, so these are definitely common themes to discover in your 20’s.

    Keep up the great work, and congrats on achieving so much for yourself already – it’s inspiring!

    I’ll start following your social media and stayed tuned for other future posts of yours!


  2. As a 23 year old that just moved to Toronto to pursue my dream career, I LOVED this post!! Thanks for the advice Gracie! Looking forward to my next decade in the greatest city!

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