I am officially in the the #30 club. And honestly it has been 24 hours of work! If this is what getting old is then I don’t want to grow up. I wanted to put this post up before the big day but it came so quick!
It started with laying 960 square feet of sod in our backyard. Then an amazing Sunday BBQ with family opening 30 presents consecutively had to have been my favorite part. Then the day of I worked as a typical adult would and today the day after put in a 12+ hour day. But in the spirit of many of the rules of this post I learned so much and wanted to share 30 that stand out to me and I look to practice everyday into my next 30 (and many more) years.
Also what is a birthday post without a fun photo shoot. Thank you Jose for making my mermaid dreams come true for a moment
30 THINGS I LEARNED BEFORE TURNING 30
How to use power tool and build something. They may be build primarily for righties but I love learning how to use a machine and creating something from it!
Dogs are not that scary. It it the owner that is and I feel in love with one we adopted last year named Winter.
I am an introvert. I chose staying in over going out and binging a show verses bar hoping any day of the week. I will go out but need a proper bedtime.
Nine PM is the new Midnight. Like the lesson above I learned I am a morning person and find the AM for accomplishing tasks. Early to rise is early to bed that is what they say?
Thirty is the new 20. I still have so much to learn about myself and others. I have plenty of amazing things to cross off the bucket list and look forward to doing alot this next decade.
There is no timeline for life. Just like the previous lesson: dont rush; ebjoy the present.
My body will change and I will always love it. A woman’s body is miraculous thing and each year I learn to love mine and all the changes its making.
Listen to your body. Inside and out my digestion, gut health and skin can tell me just as much about my health as some professionals can.
Wear what you love. I am sure you see my thrift shopping adventures which is why I can budget in pink tutu skirts and yellow raincoats: they make my happy and I pay by the pound. Style is what you make it.
Take care of yourself before you have to. Dont wait until it is too late to take the vitamins, eat the raw foods, or go for the run. These are all GREAT habits that only start 1 day at a time.
Pick your battles. If it won’t matter in 5 years don’t spend more than 5 minutes thinking about it. This is still a practicing trait daily.
Manifestation is real. What do you want? Put it out into the universe AND be willing to work or answer or listen or reply or show up for it! The key is the second part.
It’s okay to just cry. No reason; just let it out.
Don’t follow anyone who makes you feel bad about yourself. In real life and in social media if you find yourself comparing in an unhealthy way and it overall its not adding value to your life then unfollow or remove that person from being around you as much as possible.
Stand up for yourself and those you love. Use your voice for who and what you love most!
“Work” isn’t everything. This is my current practicum. Tips appreciated.
Sorry is overused. Especially by me. I need to stop apologizing as Rachel Hollins would say!
You don’t have to always do your hair or wear makeup. In fact love your natural beauty FIRST!
Wear Sunscreen. And apply a few times a day.
Travel alone. Not just to the movies or the grocery store but take a flight and discover a new city by yourself.
Join a club. For me it was a book club. Having people gather over a common interest to discuss and interact and hold each other accountable is important in many reasons. We did it as kids and loved it and its even better as adults!
Vinyl is the best sound for music. Digital music is everywhere and tapes are non existent. But the one thing that will not change will be the everlasting classic sound of a record hitting the needle.
Being sweet all the time can get you in trouble. But so can being salty. Just be you but know how to be it.
I can bake, cook, grill, fry, broil, sear, you name it and Ill make it! I crossed most of these out before 10 but I love getting in the kitchen and practicing all these skills.
Alcohol is not for me. I can make you a mean drink and maybe enjoy a small one with you, but my body does not like it and I don’t want to fight it.
Always wash your face before bed. Another reference to Rachel Hollins’ book.
Do it right or do it again. Simply and perfectly put.
Put your phone away because life happens not on a timeline.
Mexican is my favorite food but the best is STILL Jalisco Cafe in Imperial Beach.
My face cannot hide any of my reactions and I am okay with being me because everyone else is taken.