33 Things I’ve Learned in my 33 Years of Life

Today, I’m officially 33 years old. I remember being in my early 20’s thinking about how one day I’d approach 30 and how “old” I’d be. But truth be told, I’m loving my 30’s even more than my 20’s! So tonight, I’m sharing 33 things I’ve learned over my life span so far.

 

  1. Every year you celebrate a birthday, be thankful. It means you’ve had another year of life.
  2. It’s not okay to wear socks with sandals. EVER. (Especially as you reach age 33).
  3. Being rude is ugly. Don’t be ugly.
  4. Always check to make sure there’s toilet paper on the roll before you go.
  5. It’s okay to complain and vent. But don’t make it a habit.
  6. Being kind is the best quality you can have. Spread it around like wildfire.
  7. If you’re 5’8” like me, wear the damn 4-inch heels.
  8. NEVER be afraid to say you need help. I’ve learned to ask for it when I need it the most.
  9. Don’t feel like you need to agree with everyone. Some of my best conversations with family and friends have been about topics we disagree on.
  10. If you have kids, stop and play with them. Too often I’m running around like a headless chicken trying to do everything at once. Some days it’s best to put that stuff on the back burner and be with your little ones. They grow so freaking fast.
  11. Don’t let negative people suck the life out of you. I’ve had several toxic relationships in my life and they just aren’t worth the energy lost.
  12. Use your damn manners (please).
  13. No one has it figured out. Life, parenting, relationships, laundry, that stupid Rubik’s cube.
  14. Don’t heat up a paper Starbucks cup. (I learned this lesson the hard way).
  15. Social media is not real life. I post these amazing photos on my blog but behind the scenes, I may be tired, just had a fight with my husband, or at my wits end with my kids.
  16. Just say no. If you don’t wanna, you don’t wanna. Don’t be afraid to say it.
  17. Leggings CAN be pants if you want them to be. Just make sure they aren’t tissue paper material and your hot pink underwear isn’t glowing through.
  18. LEGOS are the devil.
  19. Part of you will grow and change, and you may outgrow certain people. And that’s okay.
  20. Grab a book instead of your iPhone and see what a difference it can make.
  21. Always check the expiration date. (Also learned this the hard way).
  22. Be a good tipper.
  23. Your metabolism turns to crap when you enter your 30’s. Eating healthier is a must (unless it’s your birthday of course).
  24. Don’t hold grudges. Learn to let go and move on.
  25. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Don’t end up like a sheet of sandpaper. It’s so important for your skin to stay hydrated as you get older!
  26. Call your parents. You’re getting older, and so are they.
  27. When some is talking, L-I-S-T-E-N. Engage. Make eye contact. Show them what they are saying is important and you value their conversation.
  28. It’s okay to just stay at home and do nothing. Don’t feel like you constantly have to keep yourself or your kids occupied. It’s good to be bored sometimes.
  29. If you’re husband asks if something you’re wearing is new, deny, deny, deny.
  30. Don’t give a damn about what other people think. Not now, not ever.
  31. Lick.The.Spoon.
  32. Say I love you every chance you get.
  33. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.

 

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