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Reflection: 31 Things I’ve Learned Over the Last 31 Years of Life.

31 YEARS OF LIFE. Ah… alas, I’ve officially spent a little over 11,315 days on this earth (because well, there’s the whole leap year thing…) and I couldn’t be more blessed to still be, well, alive.

31 YEARS sounds so old to my younger self. You know, to the high school, 16 year old me who thought turning 30 would be the absolute worst thing ever. Yeah, THAT girl! But my how has my perspective changed as I’ve emerged from THAT girl into THIS woman.

In this decade of life, my thirties, I feel so alive (and oh so tired at the same time, because I’m a mom of three littles, what can I say)! 31 YEARS… It’s almost as though my brain still can’t believe that I am in fact, thirty. one. years. old. I’m grateful. I’m blessed beyond measure. And, I’m excited for what the future has in store.

As I prepare for what I believe will be the most incredible year of my life thus far, I had to take a moment to reflect on all of the amazing things that I’ve learned along the way. Here’s 31 things that I’ve learned about life, love, and motherhood over the years:

I. You can be whoever you want to be… it’s just easier to be yourself…

This life that we live is filled with so much opportunity so you have the ability to create and recreate yourself at any point in time.

II. The sky isn’t the limit, you are

III. You can’t do it alone – just ask for help

IV. You are loved, even when you think you’re not

V. Beauty really does come from within

VI. Teach them not with words, but in action

VII. Kindness wins… every time

VIII. Money is a great slave but a horrible master.. learn to control it or it will control you

IX. Share a small act of kindness, it can really make someone’s day

X. If you can change your mindset, you can change your life

XI. Unspoken gratitude is not really gratitude

XII.

XIII.

XIV.

XV.

XVI.

XVII.

XVIII.

XIX.

XX.

XXI.

XXII.

XXIII.

XXIV.

XXV.

XXVI.

XXVII.

XXVIII.

XXIV.

XXX.

XXXI.

 

And there you have it, these are the most important lessons that I’ve learned over the last 31 years. It still feels a little crazy to even write that number but I’m grateful nonetheless.

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