29 Life Lessons I've Learned in 29 Years
Hey hey heyyyyy Mi Loves!
Today is my 29th birthday and boy oh boy am I so thankful to have been able to grace this earth for so many years. Over the past week, I have found myself reflecting a lot on the past year here in Egypt, and my life in general. I have grown so much in so many ways and I am looking forward to the growth that is to come. I have spent a lot of time thinking of the life lessons I’ve learned in 29 years and there are so many!
The Year of Boldness
Here are 29 life lessons I have learned in 29 Years:
Self love is the best love you can have. If you don’t love your self…ALL OF YOU…you will never be able to fully allow someone to love all of you.
Me time is a thing and it’s very important! It’s absolutely okay to want to be alone in your own space, thoughts, and feelings. It’s a part of your personal development.
Speak positivity over your life each and everyday.
Self discovery is probably the most difficult yet rewarding thing you can do for yourself. Figure out what you like, dislike, what makes you tick, what makes you smile, what makes you angry…find out something new about yourself each and everyday.
Your mental is important and if it’s not in order, seek out professional help. #MentalHealthMatters
Root for yourself even when no one else is rooting for you.
Make decisions that are best for YOUR LIFE. Sure others won’t always agree with every decision you make, but it’s your life to live. SO LIVE IT FREELY!
Your life matters, not just to you, but to everyone you have come in contact with.
Spend time strengthening your relationship with God each and everyday.
Going to church isn’t the end all be all. You must have your own personal relationship with God because if you get to a place or point where you can no longer attend church, what will you do?
Pay your tithes each and every time you get increase.
Bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.
It’s never too late to rededicate your life to God. He sees all and knows all and will not judge you for your shortcomings. Once you have confessed and asked for His forgiveness, it is done.
If it’s meant to be, it will be. Don’t force anything or anyone to love you and accept you for who you are.
Not all relationships and friendships will endure your life’s changes. We are forever evolving and sometimes others can’t understand that.
There is a season and reason for all of your relationships. You just have to figure out which are seasons and which are reasons.
If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room. You should always strive to learn from others to make yourself better.
Cherish the moments you have with your loved ones and never take them for granted.
No matter how busy you get or how far away you live, always always make time to call and text those you care most about.
Ask questions when you are unsure of anything. The only dumb question is the question that goes unasked.
Treat others how you wish to be treated and if you see that they aren’t doing the same, cut them off!
You can lead a horse to the water, but you can’t make it drink it. You can provide all the help you can to someone, but until they are ready to execute what you have shared, nothing will change.
Don’t compare your life to someone else’s. You don’t know what it took for them to get to where they are.
Everyday is a new day to get it right and learn from your mistakes.
Things are just things…spend money on experiences that will last a lifetime. Experiences that you will be able to talk about often.
Take risks! You never know what you can accomplish or who you will become unless you decide to take a risk. If it scares you, you’re probably doing something right.
Communication is key. Talk it out, talk it through. If something is bothering you, let the other person know They can’t correct the behavior or issue if they don’t know how you feel.
Celebrate other’s successes.
Find a reason to smile each and everyday.
The biggest lesson I have learned in the past year is to take a big leap of faith even when it scares you and you don’t know what you are going to face. When my husband and I (and our fur baby) decided to pick up our lives and leave everything we’ve known to move to Cairo, Egypt, we knew that we were facing so many unknowns. But that huge leap of faith has made us better individually and together in more ways than one.