On the Eve of turning 30, I wrote some life lessons learned so far. Enjoy…
#1: Gluten is the devil.
#2: Choose your friends using the same standards that you would use when selecting a boyfriend.
#3: Kids were put on this earth to teach patience.
#4: Ask for everything you want. No one else will ask for you.
#5: Dogs are the best form of therapy.
#6: Learn to identify the little things from the big things and treat them accordingly.
#7: Collaboration > Competition
#8: There is always someone you can inspire right now.
#9: Having a boss sucks and the standard 9-5 work schedule is ridiculous.
#10: Love is a verb, not a noun. You can’t BE in love. You can only DECIDE to love.
#11 Humans weren’t meant to stay in one place. Must travel.
#12: Ask for forgiveness rather than permission. You’ll rarely get permission.
#13: Depression exists when you aren’t pursuing your true calling.
#14: Green juice is Jesus.
#15: Grandparents > Parents
#16: Love can be hard but it shouldn’t hurt.
#17: Have strong opinions. Share them frequently and with class.
#18: Everyone has a natural skill or talent they could monetize.
#19: The person with the best attitude and most grit will out-win the ones with more smarts, looks and talent.
#20: Don’t present a problem unless you can also provide a solution.
#21: Freedom is truly not caring what anyone thinks.
#22: You teach people how to treat you by how you treat yourself.
#23: Nobody was born knowing how to do anything. If lack of knowledge is stopping you from moving forward, then go f*cking figure it out.
#24: Good people want good things for other people. If you see someone get joy from someone else’s misfortune, question everything about them immediately.
#25: Like attracts like. Look at the people closest to you. They’re your mirror.
#26: Apple Cider Vinegar is both the Devil and Jesus.
#27: People like people who like them.
#28: Read lots of books but be objective. Just because someone is an author doesn’t mean they’re smarter than a fifth grader.
#29: The key to success is winning lots of mini battles against resistance.
#30: Avoid the media like it’s your ex husband. Don’t listen to its’ bullsh*t and DO NOT LET IT IN YOUR HOUSE!