Yes, another girl crying about turning thirty and how much she loved her twenties, not really but you get it. Read on to hear what I would tell my twenty year old self. A few life lessons and everything in between. #Thisisthirty
I love birthdays. And ladies and gentlemen, today is my birthday. I am turning THIRTY! How did that happen!? I love reflecting on my birthdays…thinking what have I learned, how to be a better person in the upcoming year, the things I have checked off on my life “to do” list and what I want to accomplish in this new year. Oh, and a day just to celebrate ME! Who doesn’t love birthdays!? As I say goodbye to my twenties and helllllllo to a new decade, I am really thinking back to my twenty year old self. Oh my gosh…the things I would tell myself. Like for real.
I experienced so much … love, adventure, failure,successes, embarrassment, insecurities, fun, lots of fun, loss, etc. All the feels. All of these experiences have made me, well ME! I really feel that your twenties are years where you are becoming the person you want to be, you are figuring life out. It left me with realizations, lots. How much you really change year to year. I thought it would be fun to share the 30 things I have learned that I wish I could of told my twenty year old self.
- Have fun. This is pretty much the obvious.
- Be confident, always. Have confidence in yourself, and in the ones you love. It goes a long way. Trust me. Oh, and trust your own voice, stand your ground.
- Who cares what others think. For the LOVE OF GOD….who cares!! NO one cares…be yourself, be authentic, YOU DO YOU! You’ll be sorry if you do care.
- Remember what you were taught in Kindergarten. Share, be kind to others, say thank you, and treat others the way you want to be treated.
- Go for the “good” bottle of wine. You wont have that headache tomorrow, promise.
- Express gratitude. Take a look around, you have a great life, don’t take it for granted.
- Don’t apologize for something you feel is right. If you feel that way, genuinely, don’t apologize for your feelings.
- Find your passion. Life is too short my friends, I know its so cliche, but find something to do that you want to do, everyday. Or even a hobby!
- Life can change in a blink of an eye. Legit. Your world can be totally rocked, to the core. But, you’ll survive, I promise. And, it won’t be the last.
- Friendship is hard work. Put the work into those genuine friendships, because you never know when you’ll need a good friend.
- Its okay to walk away from friendships. Really, its okay. There is a stage when you learn that you may need to walk away from people who bring negativity into your world. You don’t need it. Peace out.
- Everyone does life in their own time. Some will be married, have babies, and new endeavors…and your still trying to figure things out. Take your time. Ignore the pressure.
- Surround yourself with good energy. Spend your time with people and environments that make you feel “good”. Seems pretty obvious right?!
- Do not compare yourself to others. Someone once told me….Comparison is the thief of joy.
- Your not fat.
- Don’t let social media ruin your mood. Guys, nothing is ever as it seems. Believe me.
- Anxiety is real.
- Take care of yourself for crying out loud. Eat the veggies. Exercise. And drink that H2O.
- Get yourself a good eye cream. For real.
- I am still learning to have patience….
- Go to the dermatologist. Make an appointment when your done reading this. Go ahead.
- Quality over quantity. Always.
- Sometimes, just be quiet and listen. This can be hard, but just be quiet. Honestly.
- Give back, volunteer. It makes you feel good. Its get you out of your own head.
- Always wear clean underwear.
- Let it go. Just like Elsa…let it go. It doesn’t do anyone any good when you hold on to anger and stress. Let it go.
- Take a deep breath. You’ll feel better, even better…take five.
- Adopt an animal. You know I love Henry and Louie…I couldn’t not say this. but for real, they will warm your heart.
- Listen to your mother. She is right 95% of the time.
- You will make A LOT of mistakes. But remember to learn from them or you’ll make them again.
- I still have a lot to learn. and I mean A LOT!
So that’s it my friends, my life lessons at the ripe age of thirty. I have so much more to learn and more mistakes to make. I can’t wait to see what this new decade has in store for me. Cheers to thirty!