Birthday, The BIG one…

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Birthday…

Birthdays come and birthdays go but somehow the big ones seems to really stand out. Today is my 30th birthday. Ouch that hurt just typing it. I’m still having a hard time with it to be honest. It just doesn’t feel real. Seriously, how are my 20s gone?!? Holy Sh*t people. I have been kinda dreading this birthday for awhile. It’s not just that I feel “old” because I don’t but just like where the hell has the time gone?!? The last few years have flown by so incredibly fast and they have been really good. I just don’t want to let go yet but I do have so many wonderful things coming in the future.

I am really excited about what this new decade will bring and hope that everyone is right about the 30s. They have all said it’s your best years and 30s are great. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Although I will admit I do not wish to be in my early 20s again. Those years were rough and so much learning happened in that period of time. After 26 was when I really started to feel like I was finding my niche. I feel really good were I’m at in my life now and have learned so much. I guess it’s time to say goodbye to the 20s and embrace the new year ahead of me. It helps my birthday is in December because it feels like a month long celebration, which definitely eases the pain of getting older. 

So cheers to a new decade and all the exciting things that will come with it. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me! Now to have a drink and eat ice cream for breakfast! (seriously go look at my Instagram 🙂 ) TGIF!

P.S. How cute is this sweater with the pom poms on it? It feels so festive 🙂

29 Things I’ve learned in my 20s

  1. Always stay true to yourself.
  2. Be open minded and listen to other people. You can learn so much
  3. Learn to let go (this has been a very hard thing, and I’m still working on it)
  4. Do things that scare you…take the leap
  5. Don’t be a wise ass…there is always something new to learn (trust me I’m such a smart ass)
  6. Treat yourself every once in awhile. You work hard and you deserve small rewards in between the big ones.
  7. Nothing good happens after 2am (Watch How I Met Your Mother)
  8. Spend the extra money for the good booze. Your non-hangover will thank you in the morning.
  9. Quality over Quantity. ALWAYS!!

  10. Don’t live in the past…life only moves forward
  11. Sleep is golden…and so is a good mattress. 
  12. Travel as much as you can…it enriches your life so much.
  13. Spend time with the ones you love…you never know when it will be the last time
  14. Say hi to a stranger once in a while…you never know what kind of story they may have to tell.
  15. Enjoy a cheat day ever now and then…it really won’t kill you.
  16. Take the challenges in life as a way to make you stronger.
  17. Things happen to people at different points in their life like success, babies, homes, etc. I’ve learned to let life takes it course and except that the path I’m on is the right one for me.
  18. Don’t feel bad about saying NO to things
  19. Be there for the people that matter in you life
  20. Healthy life choices pay off in the long run
  21. “Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.” I’m not sure who this quote is by but I love it and it resonates so much
  22. Laugh often!
  23. People come in and go out your life for a reason. 
  24. Invest in an external hard drive and backup your work. You never know when disaster may strike (refer back to #7)
  25. It’s ok to stay home on a Friday night…your mind, body, and liver will thank you.
  26. Take risks…the payoff can be instrumental or the lesson will be monumental.
  27. Learn to cook if you haven’t yet…even if it’s just one or two meals that you master. The microwave if not the answer!
  28. Real life is messy but there is so much beauty in it.
  29. Enjoy life to the fullest and have no regrets. This has been my mantra since my early 20s and it still stays true. 🙂

 

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9 Replies to “Birthday, The BIG one…”

  1. Happy Happy Birthday! If I had $400 to spare I would buy you the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer! LOL! I am sending you my love, hugs and best wishes for a beautiful birthday and a new birthday year filled with an overflow of blessings — ones that you have been praying for and ones that God will surprise you with! I love all of your words of wisdom — you are bright, beautiful, vivacious and talented! Thank you for being my friend!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    1. Aawww thank you so much Debbie that is so so sweet and means so much!! I am so happy we have connected and become friends. Cheers to the weekend!

  2. Happy Birthday! Congrats on finishing out your 20’s in style!! Get it girl.

    1. awww thank you!!

  3. I’m currently learning more and more about quality over quantity! Amazing list girl and I just know this year is going to be amazing for you. Sending you lots of hugs and can’t wait to see you in February. Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

    1. Thank you so much Kait!!! I’m glad you liked the list and I feel like this is going to be a great year too 🙂 Thank you again and I can’t wait to see you too soon!!! xoxo

  4. Happy Birthday girl! I enjoyed reading your blog and you had great tips of what it is important in life and what matters to you:) Hope you had a wonderful birthday and got spoiled with lots of gifts❤️ Xo

    1. thank you so much!! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love this post and all your 29 things you have learned! There are so many ones I completely agree with and so many that put a smile on my face after reading! 30s are the new 20s and you are going to have so much fun in them. Promise!

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