Twenty Seven

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This week, I turned 27. I had such a lovely day and still feel incredibly grateful. I went into this birthday having no expectations and what I learned is invaluable. Once we rid ourselves of expectations, a higher level of surprise and fulfillment is achieved. This year is going to be a big year full of new and exciting experiences and moments. I’ve been thinking a lot about the valuable life lessons I’ve learned and what I hope to work on to ensure growth and happiness in the coming months. I’ve rounded up 27 ‘life lessons’ that have helped me get to where I am today.

  1. Give yourself permission to be happy.
  2. Dance to the beat of your own drum.
  3. Stay curious.
  4. Read books & keep learning.
  5. Family first.
  6. Travel well and travel often.
  7. Beauty on the inside creates beauty on the outside.
  8. Try something new everyday.
  9. Understand why you say yes and know when to say no.
  10. Confidence is key.
  11. Everyone is dealing with something you know nothing about.
  12. A cup of tea is good for the soul.
  13. Practice listening.
  14. Stay active. Exercise daily.
  15. Quality over quantity.
  16. Be vulnerable with your heart.
  17. Take your mom’s advice.
  18. Relinquish control and roll with the punches.
  19. Take a deep breath and be present.
  20. Find what style works for you and be your own voice.
  21. Develop your own opinions.
  22. Smile at a stranger; it will make their day.
  23. Write down 3 things you are grateful for each day.
  24. Dream big.
  25. Indulge once in a while.
  26. Embrace the unknown.
  27. Have no expectations.

Have you heard the saying, “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet”? Take a minute and really think about it. By understanding that some of life’s most precious moments have yet to happen helps us sit back, be present and enjoy the ride. I hope you will all join me in embracing all life’s adventures, one day at a time. Cheers to 27!


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Cropped Denim: Madewell

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Black Transport Tote: Madewell

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