Friday, January 9, 2015

38 things I Learned On My 38th Birthday

I am 38 years old today. 38 years and there are many things that I still haven't figured out, like how to be in the best shape of my life, or what it's like to live in my own home, or what it's like to be debt free.  But I am getting there, slowly but surely I am getting there.  There are some things that I have learned though and I thought I would share 38 of them in honor of my 38th birthday.                              1. True and dear friends are very hard to come by if you have them, cherish them, spend time with them.                                                                                                                                                           2.You can't change anyone but you so get to changing.                                                                                     3. I don't regret the things I have done, but I do regret the things I haven't done, like have fun, I have always been well for lack of a better word a stick in the mud.                                                                 4. I spent way too much time in my life worrying about what people thought of me.  In the words of my cousin, (who gives a flying f&#@) what anyone thinks.                                                                     5. When it comes to shoes ALWAYS GO FOR COMFORT, you're welcome.                                                    6. Always trust your gut, ALWAYS.                                                                                                          7. Even if I think that I am right it doesn't mean that I am, I mean 99.9% of the time I am right but that .1% I could be wrong.                                                                                                                          8. Be me, no one else is me, and I am a great person to be.                                                                         9. Keep negative people and unkind people out of your life.                                                                  10. You can't avoid offending people sometimes, if you are wrong, apologize, it's all you can do.         11. Count my blessings, I truly have so much to be thankful for.                                                            12. Be fair, honest, trustworthy and generous.                                                                                         13. Don't hold grudges, it's really not worth your time or energy.                                                            14. Learn to take a hint,                                                                                                                                 15. Forgive and forget                                                                                                                               16. My parents will always have my back no matter what.                                                                           17. The older I get the less drama I am willing to put up with.                                                                      18. Say what you mean and mean what you say                                                                                       19. Be considerate of others                                                                                                                            20. Do things out of your comfort zone (I am still working on this......baby steps)                                         21.Surround yourself with people who love you and support you, the ones who want to tear you down are not worth it.                                                                                                                                               22. Laugh                                                                                                                                                        23. Kisses and hugs from hubby and my kids are the best                                                                             24. Take lots of pictures and videos                                                                                                          25. I have everything I need to be happy.                                                                                                      26. The only important things in life are the little things- enjoy them all.                                                      27.  It will all be okay eventually.                                                                                                                   28. Don't be afraid to ask for help.                                                                                                                       29. Put effort into yourself.                                                                                                                                       30. Disney isn't just for kids......true story.                                                                                                     31. This too shall pass                                                                                                                                      32.Change is good, really.                                                                                                                               33. You will never please everyone                                                                                                                34. Focus more on the NOW. (still working on this)                                                                                35.Don't be so serious all the time (have a little fun once in a while) see #3 for stick in the mud reference.                                                                                                                                                       36.Be someone who makes other people feel special.                                                                                    37. Stop explaining myself to people- if they don't like your choices screw em.                                             38. Do the things you love                                                                                                                              Like I said I am still learning how to implement a lot of these things in my life but in 2015 I am definitely going to try to have more fun.