28 Years {old} & Life Lessons

It’s my Birthday today!

funny enough I feel the furthest thing from old today!
I may {or may not} have been calling this my birthday week… I mean shoot why not right, plus it’s a lot more fun to celebrate for an entire week than just one day 😉

In 28 years I’ve learned some pretty valuable lessons…
I thought it would be fun for todays post to list my top 28, in no particular order

1. The key to happiness is being happy with yourself.
2. Children are the future, teach them always and don’t be afraid to let them teach you.
3. Life is the largest stage, give it everything you’ve got.
4. Have opinions about stuff that matters.
5. Friends can be more like family than your actual family members in some cases.
6. You don’t have to like everyone and not everyone will like you. Really it’s ok.
7. Forgiveness will set you free.
8. When choosing a life partner, look closely at the things you “dislike” about them. Ask yourself if you can live with that flaw for the rest of your lives? If not move on, for they will never change & that’s ok.
9. You’re only as old as you let yourself feel.
10. Exercise daily, even if it’s just a walk around the block or a really great belly laugh.
11. Being kind is more important than being right.
13. Family is everything.
14. Get outside every single day, nature is healing for the the mind & soul.
15. Fear is the worst kind of evil.
16. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time & undivided attention.
17. Read, just for the fun of it.
18. It’s ok to spend a whole day doing nothing. Your body, mind, & soul probably needed it.
19. Learn your drink limit & don’t pass that point, it’s never worth it.
20. Never stop seeking knowledge.
21. Follow your gut instinct, you’ll be thanking yourself later.
22. Health is so much more important than most of us treat it.
23. The best investment you can make is in yourself.
24. Music is one of the most powerful expressions. It has power to heal and so much more.
25. Thoughts are Things. They can and will create your reality.
26. Love really can conquer all.
27. Stop and be grateful for the here & now. This moment you’re in is worth remembering.
28. I’m still trying to figure it all out really….

I’m off to enjoy a lovely afternoon at the spa {thanks to the hubby} followed by a date with my sexy man 🙂  the two of us {thanks to my MIL}.
 Is is a little ridiculous that I’m super excited to get dressed up tonight? haha
Hoping to post a few photos of our fun, follow along on Instagram for real time updates!

I love birthdays!!! 
Have a great weekend with the ones you love! 

2 thoughts on “28 Years {old} & Life Lessons

  1. Excellent “28” Jen! All so true and I needed to be reminded of most of them this morning. Thank you birthday lady! XO


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