This is my birthday week! I’m turning 24 years old, and I have to say: I’ve had a good year.
I feel so blessed. I have a family that loves me, everything I could possibly need, and the Lord has been good to me, every day of the year.
Today in this blog post I want to share twenty-four things that I’ve learned over the span of my short life. (These are in no particular order…) Enjoy!
- Yourself is cool. Just go with it and don’t try to be like everyone else.
- Remember that everyone sees every situation from their own unique angle. If you don’t understand why someone did or said something they did, don’t get offended – just chalk it up to differences of perspective.
- Only have important conversations in person (or by talking on the phone.) NEVER communicate these sorts of things through texts or social media. This will save you from many miscommunications and hurt feelings.
- Try styles not your own if you like them. You don’t always have to play it safe when it comes to style!
- Don’t think you’re not capable of something (good or bad!) Any of us can be the best or worst versions of ourselves, and we have no idea of our potential in either direction. Move towards the good.
- When in doubt: give…especially if someone asks for something.
- Slow down. Life moves far too fast. You will never be sorry for taking a little extra time for something, but if you always rush, you may miss something you’ll later regret.
- Always love – even when you don’t want to. Love covers over things.
- Play. Play with your friends, play with your spouse, play with your kids, and play with yourself. Life is far too serious without fun.
- Try to always listen. Even if you don’t know the answer to someone’s problems, a listening ear will bless them more than you could ever know.
- Keep persevering in tough friendships. You never know what could change in a few days or weeks or months.
- Give your spouse grace. And more grace. And even more grace.
- If you don’t have friends, remember that you’re not alone. That has been my season many times over. Keep praying about it. The Lord will break through and provide whom you need when you need them.
- Don’t think your life will end when you have kids. Yes, you will sacrifice a lot. But there are still tons of things that you can keep on doing if you are willing to make it work.
- On that note though, please appreciate grocery shopping without children. That’s all I’m gonna say about that…
- Be spontaneous! It breeds adventure.
- But also plan things, because sometime “being spontaneous” can become “doing nothing.”
- Don’t be afraid to be an uncool parent or to make rules that your kids won’t like. You’re doing it because you love them. One day they will see that and be thankful. (It’s true of my upbringing!)
- If you hear about God moving/speaking/doing things (and if it’s legit,) be there. Pursue Him and friendships with people pursing Him.
- Get to know people of all walks of life, all races, all ages, and all levels of intellect. You never know what you could learn or teach.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously. Most people aren’t paying that much attention.
- You don’t need social media.
- Don’t worry about who will marry. Enjoy the process, including your single years. One day, you will miss aspects of it.
- Put your hope and trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior. There is nothing more important in life. (Message me if you want to know more!)
So, yes. That’s my two-cents on life for now. What would you add to my list? Comment below! ♥
I hope and pray that you lovelies have a wonderful rest of your week!
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