30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned by 30

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I’m thirty-years-old; that’s right. And, of course, I had my momentary crisis where I was thinking to myself, Oh my god, where did all the time go? I still have so much I want to do with my life!

But after that, I had the realization that I’ve actually accomplished a lot within my thirty years of life, and have learned so many life lessons. In ode to turning thirty, here are 30 life lessons I want to share with you.

  1. If someone is interested in you, they will let you know. 
  2. You cannot control what happens around you, but you can control your reaction.
  3. Saying no is like taking a shit. It may sting the nostrils of others, but it’ll feel amazing. 
  4. A good haircut goes a long way. 
  5. Invest in experiences, not things. I never talk about the sofa I bought. 
  6. Unless your goal is to look like a leather bag, wear sunscreen. 
  7. Doing your part to take care of the earth isn’t that hard.
  8. Your gut instinct is probably right. 
  9. If you feel you need to say something, say it. 
  10. You’re not always going to get the closure you want, but that doesn’t mean you need it to move on. 
  11. Be kind. 
  12. Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s okay.
  13. Go to therapy even if you don’t think you need it. 
  14. Meeting someone who truly gets you is hard and will take time. Don’t rush. 
  15. Sweat at least once a day. 
  16. You don’t need coffee to function. 
  17. Your life will never look like an Instagram photo. 
  18. Curiosity shaped the world we live in now. Don’t lose your curiosity. 
  19. Know your boundaries, and know how to express yourself when they’ve been crossed.
  20. Sleeping on fresh, crisp bed sheets is the only way to go to bed.
  21. Living in a different country will teach you lessons no school could. 
  22. You don’t need to wear that bra. 
  23. At some point, you’re going to disappoint your parents with your life choices. Just remember, you’re writing your own story. 
  24. You can find love on dating apps. 
  25. Take the time to get to know yourself before dating. 
  26. Life is a lot harder when you’re living it alone. Everyone needs a support system. 
  27. Make time for your passions. 
  28. Nothing is a mistake unless you don’t learn from them. 
  29. If you don’t know what you want, that’s okay. But don’t drag other people with you along the way. 
  30. You can change if you really want to. 

Phew! All done. Those are my 30 life lessons – what are yours?


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