38 Life Lessons: The Birthday Blog Post

I turned 38 yesterday!!

What better way to celebrate than to list 38 lessons Ive learnt (yes, learnt) so far.

Here goes:

  1. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
  2. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  3. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
  4. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  5. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
  6. Pay off your credit cards every month.
  7. Its OK to have Cardi B. and The Clark Sisters on your car karaoke playlist.
  8. Get to know your parents as people.
  9. Be accountable.
  10. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
  11. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  12. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear hot pink and leopard print.
  13. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  14. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  15. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  16. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  17. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
  18. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
  19. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  20. Wear your wig proudly!
  21. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  22. If you don’t ask, you don’t receive.
  23. Schedule and attend your annual checkups.
  24. Go with your gut.
  25. Express your feelings.
  26. Acceptance is the first step to freedom.
  27. You matter.
  28. Travel more.
  29. Pace yourself.
  30. Be careful what you pray for.
  31. Form your own opinions about people — don’t just believe what other people are saying about them.

  32. Talk to your family and loved ones as often as possible when they’re alive — because they won’t always be.

  33. Be present.
  34. Admit when you’re wrong.
  35. Be grateful.
  36. Embrace your failures.
  37. Get a good nights sleep.
  38. Go ahead, embrace your style. Wear socks with those heels!!!


What are some of the best life lessons you have learned so far?