Monday, April 6, 2015

26 years young!

26 for 26!
Words of Wisdom for my future self

1. Pick a day of the week to unplug. with everything. Especially unplug your mind out of your virtual self. It doesn't matter what you miss from other people's lives sometimes (like what they ate for lunch or a simple white background with their new succulent plant)-- live yours! go take a walk and breathe the fresh air.

2. Bucket Lists! From making new recipes, supporting a friend at an event to watching all the harry potter movies (important right?). It's helpful to be reminded of things you wanted to do! No matter how small.

3. Brush off the small stuff. With your partner, with your family, with your friends, with your neighbors, with your kids, with yourself. Too many a day is consumed with thoughts of making things bigger than they really are.

4. No one cares as much as you think they do. Like a sparkling clean house-- invite people into your home as much as possible. 

5. girls will be girls and boys will be boys. 

6. Embrace failure. It's going to happen and be stronger for what you learn. still sucks though. 

7. Isolation is avoidable.  Even if it is just a few good friends that just get you. Get out there-- who cares that you are super bloated and have a bad hair day (bleh).

8. Call your grandparents on the phone and converse with them about their past. Write favorite stories down. Send them handwritten notes and let them know you are thinking about them. 

9. Go outside. Outdoors is my happy place. Perspective, peace and pictures. 

10. One day you are going to think you are skinny right now, even though you think your fat. love your body woman. 

11. Show people you care. Not just virtually.  

12. Expect Change

13. Stand up for what you think is right. But don't be crazy. Be open but don't cave with yourself.

14. Comparison doesn't help it hurts. 

15. Be intentional and genuine. 

16. "before you assume, learn the facts. before you judge, understand why. before you hurt someone, feel. Before you speak, think. 

17. Trust in God

18. Don't over do it. Say 'no' a time or two or ten.  life isn't here for you to be a stress case. 

19. Health is important. physical, mental, emotional, whip out that chocolate for some sanity. 

20. Speaking of chocolate...Balance, moderation and simplicity.

21. Associate with strangers....daily. Talk to people in the grocery line, complain with the person next to you about that crazy cycling instructor at the gym,  

22. You'll be happier if you give others the benefit of the doubt.

23. Follow a budget-- there is more money around when you do. 

24. mom was always right. 

25. Be proud of who you are, what you do, what you represent, and where you came from.  

26. Count your blessings!