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28 years, 28 lessons...

I cannot believe that I am 28. Even typing that feels weird...but not in a bad way. Getting older and seeing another birthday is truly a blessing. I know so many people that did not make it this far and I thank God every single day for allowing me to keep going. I’m looking forward to another year of growth, maturity, STABILITY, grace, and blessings.

While I don’t have it all completely figured out, I have learned a lot about life in recent years. Here are 28 life lessons that I live by!

  1. Learn something new everyday

  2. Be teachable

  3. Don’t believe everything you see..hear...or read on the internet.

  4. Never leave the house without telling your partner you love them

  5. Give as many compliments as you can

  6. Relationships take a lot of work. That includes romantic relationships, familial, and friendships

  7. Some relationships and friendships were not meant to last forever. Learn from them, grow from them, and keep it moving

  8. Always overpack (it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

  9. If you didn’t really like it in the store, you’re probably not gonna wear it. Put it back and do not buy it.

  10. Do the thing that you’ve always wanted to do but that scares you. It’s okay to be scared. It’s not okay to live your entire life in fear.

  11. Speak up for people who don’t have a voice of their own.

  12. Speak up for YOURSELF- Always

  13. Step outside of your comfort zone. It’s not easy but most of the time it is worth it

  14. Don’t let people walk all over you, but don’t walk around with a chip on your shoulder

  15. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. From time to time we all need help.

  16. Be open to changing your mind when you are presented with new information. That’s okay! We call that growth.

  17. Know that forgiveness is for you, not for the other person. Oftentimes when someone does something really bad to you, they won’t ask for forgiveness, and they won’t deserve it. Do it for yourself and your own mental health.

  18. Get therapy if you need it

  19. Know that not everyone has the same lived experiences, so not everyone is going to have the same opinions. And that’s okay. Just remember that respect goes a long way.

  20. You’re life doesn’t end after you turn 25

  21. Be nice to your parents

  22. Stand up for what you believe in

  23. Give yourself time for self care

  24. Take care of your mental health. It is just as important as your physical health.

  25. No one notices the flaws that you obsess about

  26. Don’t compare your life to what you see on social media. None of it is real.

  27. Plan ahead when possible (it will help with your anxiety)

  28. Love yourself along your journey.

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