26 THINGS I LEARNED BEFORE TURNING 26 - BIRTHDAY BLOG
Up until last year, birthdays were a surface level experience for me. The attention and validation that surrounded my birthday was everything. Then last year, life slapped me sideways and I gained an entirely different perspective on life.
Last year (my 25th bday), for the first time, my birthday meant the world to me. I appreciated what I had gone through and I reflected on that growth. I congratulated myself on another trip around the sun and was so thankful for another 365 days to do it again with more intention and purpose.
The past 365 days were some of the hardest of my life because I finally started to work on me from the inside out. I called myself out on my bullshit, stared my insecurities in the face, and confronted my toxic behavior. We still have a long way to go, but she’s progressing!
Funny enough, some of you have pointed out that “something is different” about me. It could be the squats lol, but I’ve also learned to really love myself through it all and I think that radiates a new energy.
My birthday wishes this year are to continue tapping into the best version of myself, become more confident about being self employed, be of service to others, and allow it to be reciprocated, oh- and make more SCHMONEY than I ever have:)
In the meantime, I have 365 clean pages to create my future and that is the best birthday present.
Save work periodically before the WIFI craps out and induces an emotional meltdown over an 8 page article that is now lost in the internet universe…#notbitteroranything
Before I can expect others to believe in me, I have to be my biggest believer
When “negative” things show up in life, instead of reacting, ask “what is this teaching me”
Lemon water every morning
You’re allowed to cry for a little, you’re not allowed to sulk
Words are powerful
Mean people are just in pain
A relationship means BOTH parties have to benefit
It’s okay to take the compliment AND believe it
The world still turns if you take the day off
Stand up comedy is basically medicine
Don’t go if you don’t want to go
Diets will never work for me , but lifestyle changes will
Your 5 closest friends are reflections of you
Eat the dark leafy greens…just do it
Stick to your rate
Don’t read the comments LOL
Cardi B, Camila Cabelo, Ariana Grande, and I share DNA apparently (tik tok joke lol)
Dogs will teach you about unconditional love after you somehow end up cuddling them after they eat your $4,000 check
Read a book
Call Mom & Dad more
Texting isn’t my thing
“If you ain’t got haters, you ain’t poppin”
If you can see it, you can have it
Cheat day feels really good when you worked hard for it