Post Author: Rachel
Well, it’s time to say adios to my 20’s and embrace my 30’s! My 30th birthday is coming up this month so I thought I’d reflect on a few life lessons I’ve learned over the years. Now, I definitely have not perfected all of these by any means, but I hope to continue working on these lessons and learn a whole lot more over the next decade!
30 Things I've Learned Before 30
30. Drink good wine - no one needs a bad wine headache
29. Learn how to cook - take a cooking class or try a new recipe from Pinterest, it’s a very necessary life skill and keeps you from eating out all the time
28. Network - meet as many people and make as many friends as you can find
27. Don’t hold onto things - purge your closet once a year, if you haven’t worn it all year, donate it
26. Take care of yourself - workout regularly, eat your vegetables and take your vitamins, but still indulge occasionally
25. Nothing good happens after midnight - my mom told me this all the time and she was right
24. Find a good hairdresser and go every 3 months
23. Read books - go to the library and find a good book to get lost in
22. Don’t waste time on social media - it can suck you in, don’t let it
21. Compliment others - everyone likes a compliment, hand them out like candy
20. Don’t waste time dating until your 20’s and even then, be selective
19. Invest your money and talk with a financial adviser to make the best plan for your future
18. Learn how to do laundry - for stains, use cold water; never wash reds with lights; use hot water for bedding and towels
17. Explore your city - take a weekend to be a tourist in your own city. Try new restaurants, check out the hot spots, and see what all your city has to offer.
16. Politics - figure it out for yourself and then don’t talk about it
15. Be kind to everyone you meet - even if you’re having a bad day, smile and say thank you
14. Get a dog - they are the best and will love you forever. Plus, it's been statistically proven that dog owners live longer.
13. Invest in your skincare line - bad skin is a bad day, just fork up the money and take care of your face
12. You don’t always have to be right - this is hard for my very stubborn self but sometimes, it’s just not worth it
11. Maximize every opportunity - whatever stage of life you are in, live to the fullest
10. Be open to new opportunities and try new things
9. But also know, that you can say no - sometimes you need a break, take it
8. Be yourself, apologetically
7. Invest in your mattress - you spend at least a third of your life sleeping, make your mattress a good one
6. Visit family often and call them regularly - they're the most important people in your life, invest in them and cherish every moment
5. Serve your spouse - anything from a sweet compliment in the morning to making their favorite meal, whatever your love language, share it generously
4. Pray with your spouse
3. Find a church and get involved
2. Travel as much as possible - see the world! You can do this on a budget too, do your research and make a priority list.
1. Getting old isn’t something to dread, it’s something to celebrate! I’m older and wiser and excited for this next chapter in my 30’s!
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