Friday, December 7, 2012

30 Things I've Learned in My 30 Years

Next Wednesday, I will celebrate my 30th birthday, so I thought it would be fun to share 30 things I’ve learned over the last 30 years. Thirty is a foreign number to me and such a strange age. I don’t feel old, but I’m certainly not all that young anymore. I feel like I've learned a lot but I know there’s still so much to learn. But for now, here's my 30 year old wisdom...
1.  Things get better with age.  I wouldn't trade my life now for how things were when I was 16, 18, 21, etc.
2.  I'm not lucky, I'm fortunate.
3.  Patience is a virtue, but it's my weakest trait.
4.  Change is the only thing that's constant.
5.  Love you're family.  They're the best thing you've got.
6.  Never stop learning.
7.  Your opinion is your own.
8.  There's a fine line between confident and cocky.
9.  Think before you act.
10.  Be kind.  You never know what the person next to you is dealing with.
11.  Write your own love story.
12.  Never take life for granted.
13.  Thank God for what you have today and pray for the things you desire.
14.  Believe.
15.  Friendships are a two-way street.
16.  Live for today.  You might never see tomorrow.
17.  It's ok to still act like a kid from time to time, but you must also know when to grow up.
18.  Thirty is far from OLD.
19.  Finding focus is hard, but it's critical for success.
20.  You are beautiful, but the majority of your beauty comes from the inside.
21.  Do what makes YOU happy.
22.  4am is only a time on the clock you should see when you get up in the middle of the night to pee, let your dog out or to feed a baby.
23.  Nothing good happens after midnight.
24.  Wine can solve problems.  Sometimes.
25.  Make your dreams worth fighting for.
26.  Clear bra straps and clear shoes are never a good fashion choice.
27.  Marry your best friend.
28.  Sweat at least once a day.
29.  A smile is the best makeup you can wear.
30.  The future is going to happen.  Stop worrying about it.

Can you relate to any of these?  

I'm actually very excited to see what my thirties hold. The twenties were good, but I plan on making my thirties even better! 


Leah said...

I agree with every single one of these. I have no doubt that this will be your best year yet. Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said...

Love this and yes clear anything is never a good idea.

J and A said...

I LOVE This. You 30's are going to be amazing!!!! :)

Elle Noel said...

I loved this list! I whole heartedly agree with every sinlge one :) TGIF

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love this list! A happy early birthday to you!

Shari said...

This is such a wonderful list! Happy almost birthday my friend! :)

Mateya said...

These are awesome! Your 30's really ARE going to be the best! :)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

I love this, especially about marrying your best friend!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

This is the best most perfect list and I couldn't agree more with all of them!!

Elizabeth said...

#23 is SOOO true. I can't say how many times I needed to tell myself that in college. I love all the things on your list. Very good points. I'll turn 30 in February - kind of nervous about it but I honestly don't feel that old.

Christin said...

I love this! Happy early birthday.

The Andrews Family said...

Love these! Especially #26 ;)

Meredith said...

Love love love I agree with everything!!!

Tiffany said...

Love all of these. Great list! Happy 30th (a little early)!


Krystal said...

Great list!! I need to repeat some of these to myself every day!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love this entire list. I can totally relate to it with my 30th vastly approaching!

Erin Heydt said...

Great minds think alike! You should see my post from Friday! I forgot our bdays were so close!

Carolyn said...

What a great list! Happy 30th friend! I KNOW it's going to be a great year for you!! :)

KRISTIN said...

I am so behind on my blogs, but I love this list!!! Happy Birthday week B-day twin! :)

Jessica said...

I love this post!!

Kit said...

Happy birthday!!!

Brittany said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!

JWF said...

My curfew was midnight, and I used to complain b/c all of my friends did not have a curfew. When I whined about it to my mother, she used to say #23 - nothing good happens after midnight!