Tuesday, December 17, 2013

23 in Honor of 24

In a few hours time, I will say farewell to 23 and welcome 24 with open arms. Yes, folks. Tomorrow is my birthday (cue the confetti). It feels like I was just saying hello to 23 a few weeks ago. But, alas, I am here. Standing at the doorway of a new year of life. I've never been one to complain about getting older. In fact, I try my very best to embrace each and every birthday that rolls around. With age comes wisdom and I could sure use more of that! In honor of this quickly approaching day, I thought it would be suiting to share a few life lessons that I've learned.

  1. Life is better enjoyed at a leisurely pace.
  2. You shouldn't let the fear of failing hold you back.
  3. Every single event is a learning experience.
  4. You don't have to let your past define who you are today.
  5. Tough times don't last, but tough people do.
  6. Not all things in life go as planned and that's okay.
  7. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  8. Never compare your life to the lives of others.
  9. Don't save things for special occasions. Today is special.
  10. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  11. Give out forgiveness as freely as you have received it.
  12. The timing will never be as perfect as you want it to be.
  13. However good or bad a situation seems, it will change.
  14. Don't strive to be the best, strive to be your best.
  15. Uncertainty is caused by a lack of knowledge.
  16. You are always stronger than you think you are.
  17. Time is so much more valuable than money.
  18. Giving unsolicited advice to others is a waste of time.
  19. Love people past their flaws and weaknesses.
  20. Drink more water — it will make you feel better.
  21. Be nice, you never know what others are going through.
  22. Worrying is simply a misuse of your imagination.
  23. Good friends are worth their weight in gold.


  1. Happy happy happy birthday! :) These are such great lessons learned - here's to learning even more in your 24th year!

  2. What a wonderful post! Such great life advice. :) Happy birthday, girl! Hope it's wonderful!