things I’ve learned about myself and life on my 25th birthday!
Today is an exciting day! I’ve reached a quarter century alive on this earth. 25.
A lot has been crammed into the past 25 years of my life! Today I thought I would share some of those things I’ve learned over the years. A little wisdom and knowledge I’ve gained about myself and life in general. Reflecting back on lessons learned is a good way to remind yourself how far you’ve come and that all those mistakes meant something after all. Because any situation can have a lesson I believe. And looking back at those can help you to move forward (or at least try not to make the same mistakes over again – still working on that one #guiltyascharged).
Listed below are twenty five things I’ve learned (or am still in the process of learning) over the past 25 years! Maybe you can relate to a few of these or perhaps you’ve got your own list of lessons learned.
Things I’ve Learned About Myself
- I’m more like my parents than I thought. Which is not necessarily a bad thing of course!
- I do my best work either really late at night or super early in the morning. This is not always practical and probably explains why I’m tired most of the time!
- I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am not a naturally tidy person and probably never will be. I may have perfectionist tendencies but…….my bedroom floor is basically my closet. Anyone else relate?
- A fabulous pair of shoes or the right outfit really DOES make me feel more confident and powerful.
- Daydreaming is my way of escaping reality and coming up with new ideas. Ideas and inspiration mostly comes from within myself – I’m an internal thinker.
- I am an ideas girl, always thinking of new projects, ventures, business ideas, fun things to do, etc. I always joke that my brain is like an internet browser with 100 tabs open. And I’m constantly flicking between them all, one is playing annoying music (that I can’t find to turn off!) and a few always crash.
- Executing said ideas, as mentioned above, can overwhelm me however so not all ideas get done or are followed through. Some are just pipe dreams.
- I’ve discovered that I LOVE spicy and hot food. I used to hate anything with a hint of spice and now I can’t get enough of the stuff!
- Things change, people change, I change. Not a bad thing.
- I CAN do things that I never previously thought I could – i.e making huge steps towards overcoming anxiety.
- It’s probably okay if I don’t have everything figured out just yet. This lesson is a difficult one and I’ll probably work on it for the rest of my life.
- I do not have control over my own life as much as I think. God has a plan for me and whatever that looks like and however I end up getting there it will ultimately what God had in mind for me all along. A lovely thought because it means I shouldn’t worry about what I will do with my life. This knowledge doesn’t necessarily make times of waiting or an unknown future easy but remembering that it will all work out eventually does help.
- Listen to wise counsel and seek friends and family who love you and want to see you succeed. This makes a huge difference in how I feel and approach certain issues now.
- One really good friend can be better than lot’s of ‘sometimes’ friends.
- I appreciate all the small things – the morning sun glinting off dew-drop laden spiderwebs, the smell of a book, a small gesture of love from someone I care about, a melted marshmallow in my hot chocolate, the sound of rain……
- I don’t have to just be one type of girl – I am many and that’s awesome! I’m a girly-girl wearing lots of pink and tulle; a tomboy riding motorbikes with my brothers; a counsellor/listener/nurturer to those who need; I’m sometimes sweet, sometimes sassy. For a long time I believed I had to be one type of person all the time but I’ve since realised that everyone has nuances and moods and different interests at any given time.
- I care about others a lot, sometimes to my own detriment.
- Sometimes I fight the Nutella jar, sometimes I surrender. Balance right!
- Retail therapy is a real thing for me. Shopping makes me happy!
- I’m learning to let go of the small things that get to me. You know those small irritations or hangups that cause stress throughout the day – like you’re running a smidge late or the way your hair is looking today frustrates you. Makes my days a little less stressful! And really, those little things probably aren’t that important in the end anyway.
- I thought that I would have been running a successful photography business by now, but I’ve learned that there may in fact be a different path I will take instead. Maybe it still involves photography in some way? Only God knows.
- I don’t have to like what everyone else likes or do what everyone else does.
- I’m strong but only because Christ is within me.
- I am a child of God.
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As always thank you for stopping by and reading H&B! I hope you enjoyed reading and maybe even reflecting with me. It’s actually pretty cool to look back and see that in fact, you’re doing alright at this whole ‘adult’ thing. So here’s to being twenty five and may I learn many more lessons (she says with some trepidation). And now I’m off to keep celebrating with friends and family so enjoy the rest of your weekend and I also hope you all have a fabulous week as well!
Until next time lovelies!