30 Things I Have Learned In 30 Years
Please check out this post where I list the first 15 things I have learned in 30 years.
Just a quick recap: Time flies, Little things matter most, Save, Forgive, You can’t take care of anyone or anything else unless you take care of yourself, Organization will keep you sane, Your negative Nancy and Debby downer attitude needs to STOP, Give yourself the opportunity to be happy, Take pictures, Educate yourself, Put your phone down, Use yelp, Thumbtack, Stop worrying about the things you can’t control, and last but not least.. Self confidence is easy to loose and tough to obtain but once you do the world is in your hands.
Again, these are not in any particular order.
Here we go:
16. The “Law of Attraction” is real!
Ever heard of positive vibes or positive manifestation! Telling yourself, “I am getting the job!” Before an interview can set you up, to get the job! Surrounding yourself with people that want the best for you and are always in great spirits puts you in the same mindset.
17. Healthy eating feeds the mind and soul.
No joke! Do you ever feel like crap after eating a huge greasy meal? I do. I love my cheeseburgers and fries but man they take a toll on me. In the other hand, my green smoothie keeps me going. Motivated and energized. Amazing!
18. Be Kind.
Okay ladies and gents, you never know who you will run into in the future. Not only that but people don’t always remember you, they remember how you made them feel. Whether good or bad I definitely don’t want to be remembered as the GRINCH!
19. Exercise also feeds the mind and soul.
A sense of accomplishment takes over. The 30 second plank you dreaded no longer tortures you. Now you can plank all day! Not to mention the health benefits exercising brings you; less chance of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.
20. My parents were truly right every time.
This one gets me every time. I mean hello! They have a whole 30 years of additional experience than I do. Regardless of what I do, even in my 30’s they will ALWAYS be RIGHT!
21. Trust your instincts.
This comes from my nursing experience. If something is questionable it is most likely not right. If my child is quiet my instincts say “she is up to no good.” On a serious note, if my child does not look like himself/herself I need to take her to the doctor right away. Mothers and nurses have this amazing gift.
22. Silence is a virtue.
Sometimes you just have to listen or sit back and watch. Your two-cents are not welcomed in certain situations; and knowing when to be silent will help you learn a lot about this world. There is a latin saying that goes like this, “What you can least tolerate, you shall have at home.” That helps me keep my mouth shut.
23. Frugality is ok.
Being cheap is a-ok! Our priorities change in different seasons of our lives. Today I want to splurge in restaurants tomorrow in technology. Whatever it is, it is ok to say no to brand names and yes to thrifting. No one is judging here!
24. Love will come.
Yes it did! When least expected. Do not worry about when it will come, worry about becoming the best person you can be when that person arrives. Love is amazing when it is with the right person.
25. Personal life mission.
What is your purpose in this world? I’d say the sooner you know this the faster you can reach it. Life missions change overtime based on what is going on with your life. One season it may be to be the best parent ever another may be to be the best wife/husband/life partner ever. My life missions is, “to provide for my family and maintain a healthy relationship with my kids, husband and myself.”
26. Friendships grow, change and dissolve.
People change and those friends who adapt to the changes of your life are there for the long run. Does who don’t, well, maybe they weren’t good friends to begin with.
27. Expectations lead to disappointment, not really.
Not always..voice your expectations and you won’t get disappointed. Which leads me to this point. Woman..if you want the dishes washed and the kids bathed please tell your husband/life partner to do it.
28. Spoiling your kids is perfectly fine.
When it is appropriate. Spoiling does not lead to ungrateful children as some may think. Spoiling your kids when they get A’s in tests or when they learned their ABCs is perfectly ok!
29. Be open minded.
This goes with being kind, being silent and forgiving. Put yourself in the other persons shoes, it won’t be easy, but you will be glad you did.
30. Above all just LIVE.
Travel, explore new cuisines, try adventurous endeavors. Don’t sit in your couch and watch Netflix. When I grow older I want to be able to tell my grandkids stories that will have the with their jaws drop open. Live life to the FULLEST!