I fully acknowledge that with only twenty-six years under my belt, I still have a lot to learn. With that being said, I have learned a great deal in my short life. As I sit hear marveling at the outpouring of love I received from friends and family for my big 2-6, I would like to reflect on the full 25 I just put in.
1. It doesn’t matter how old I get, I will always be my mother’s child. And she will always be my support and stability. She is always here when I need her the most. This year alone she came here just to take care of my when I was sick. She stayed by my side, came with me to doctors appointments, and helped nurse me to health.
2. I have a short attention span and I sort of suck when i’m no longer entertained. Spoiler alert… I am still a complete child.
3. just say no. sometimes you have to. I learned this more this year than any other year. I cannot push myself and I need to learn my limit.
4. We own and create our happiness. It must be authentic and sometimes you have to work to find it.
5. Forgiveness is real. Being weighed down by negativity is one of the most unhealthy things that can take hold on a person. Maybe it’s the scorpio in me, but forgiveness does not come easily. My ability to forgive made me grow as an individual.
6. Material possessions are just that, material. I still enjoy them…
7. Healthy food is no fun.
8. The older I get, the more I prefer to eat like a frat boy. Maybe it’s because I live with one…
9. Run. Run. Run. Hate it before. Find inner peace when it’s over.
10. I love the City, but I could NEVER live there.
11. My phone is almost always off.
12. I hate text messaging. I prefer to call people, but it doesn’t work in a 2013 world. I usually call and quickly get a text back… “Hey! What’s up!” Isn’t calling easier?!
13. I acted in school plays in high school. One of my goals is to try out for a play when I have time. As much as I want to try out, it’s a huge fear of mine!
14. There is always time for yoga.
15. Nothing in life comes easy. The best things in my life are the things I worked hard for and obtained on my own.
16. Handwritten notes are always a plus. They can bring a smile to my face no matter what.
17. Making time for people does get more challenging with age and circumstances. Jobs, marriages, babies, moving… These are the new hurdles our simple friendships now face. Like any relationship, friendships take work. I have amazing friends, they are worth it.
21. Learn to admit when you’re wrong. Still learning.
22. Smile. There’s something about a smile and a laugh. It’s contagious! There are days where I need to catch it. So if we can all just pass on that love we can a real lovely energy.
23. Think before you speak and treat others how you want to be treated…real revolutionary stuff, right?! But seriously people!
24. Lay in bed for an entire Sunday morning and let yourself watch ridiculous (dude let’s friends drop pumpkin on his head), hilarious, and adorable (babies, puppies, other tiny animals) videos with your significant other. Don’t worry about anything for a minimum of one hour.
25. Pobody’s nerfect. My mom taught me that one. It’s true. It can be easy to make snap judgments about people, but, you will never be able to understand the life of someone else.
26. Always celebrate your birthday. It’s a celebration of your life. Everything you have learned and all that is in your life. Another year just means one more year of things to appreciate.
Daily Prompt: Your Days are Numbered