Today is my 29th birthday. My last year in my 20s!
It’s interesting. Someone recently asked me if I was dreading entering my 30s next year, and the answer is no! I think it is a privilege to age, and with our little one coming in February, and more babes to come (hopefully), my 30s will be my most challenging and rewarding years yet.
So, as I ring in another trip around the sun, here are 29 truths that I’d like to share:
- Make your bed every day — even if it’s right before you get in it.
- Set boundaries. Get comfortable saying “no.” If the person you are setting boundaries with does not respect you, tell them.
- Your family doesn’t get a free pass for toxic behavior.
- That being said, you choose your own family and circle. Sometimes your friends are more loyal to you than your own family. Embrace that. Welcome them in.
- If you can’t find something, clean up the clutter.
- Be proud of your body. It protects you, nourishes you, and keeps you safe. Love yourself.
- Your health comes first. It comes before any job, any person, family or friend. Take care of yourself and put yourself first.
- It is more than OK to watch the same movies and TV shows over and over again if it brings you joy.
- The book is, in many cases, always better than the movie.
- Write down what you are grateful for each day.
- Read lots of books. You’ll love it. And start that book blog and bookstagram! You’ll make some lifelong friends there.
- Know your worth.
- If you recognize that someone needs help, reach out to them. Don’t put it off until the next day.
- Travel when you can — even if it’s within your own state.
- Success is not measured by material things.
- Fight for the things you believe in.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- If you are with loved ones, put the damn phone away and be present.
- Try new foods!
- Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. And, remember, failing isn’t always a negative thing.
- Don’t Google things when you are pregnant. Just call your doctor.
- Basic human rights is not something you can, or should, “agree to disagree” on.
- Eat that slice of cake.
- Trust your doctors — not a random man on YouTube or articles you find on Facebook.
- Recognize your triumphs. Never be afraid to toot your own horn.
- Have those tough conversations. They are uncomfortable, but you will feel free.
- Everyone has a story.
- Light a few candles when you are down … it really helps!
- Never forget your truths.
What are some of your truths? I want to hear them!