30 Lessons I Learned by 30

So I got such a great response from family and friends on this list I came across, that I thought I’d share with you.  I cannot take literary credit for this, but I will highlight that I felt God all through this thing, as sometimes, through humor and just “real-talk,” He presents old-time principles in new ways.  30 isn’t easy…but it gets better everyday:) 

Hope you giggle at least once 🙂



So here it is: 30 Lessons Learned By 30

~ by Erin Henry (full article here)
– The most important things in life are your relationships.

– The things you’re afraid of letting go of are the things that hold you back from being your true self.

– Honesty is the best policy in relationships. The truth will come out eventually.

– We are all on our own unique time lines. Wherever you are on yours is exactly where you need to be. You will soon find out why.

– Being vulnerable isn’t always comfortable, but it’s so much easier and takes much more courage to ask for support when you need it then trying to do everything all alone.

– You must be happy being alone before you can be happy in a relationship. How do you do this? Be nicer to yourself and get to know who’s in there. Learn to love the places that hurt.

– The outer expression of your life is a reflection of your inner reality.

– Judging yourself gets you nowhere. The same goes for judging others.

– Forgiveness of yourself and others just makes life easier. That includes your parents. They did the best they could with what they had.

– What you admire in others, you possess somewhere inside of you.

– Personal growth, soul searching, spiritual awakenings, therapy and any other form of self-help are things to be proud of, not ashamed of.

– You are not your old issues anymore.

– Gratitude is essential.

-True friends love you equally on the best day of your life and the worst day of your life.

– You are worthy of love.

– It’s not your business what other people think of you.

– Losing ten pounds won’t make you any happier.

– You find out who your true friends are when you have to move.

– It is completely acceptable to put yourself $11,000 in debt if your dog needs surgery.

– The worst part about being single is having to stuff the duvet into the cover alone every time you wash it.

– Matzoh crackers and coconut water are the best cure for hangovers and the healthiest option available.

– If you consistently date men in finance and it’s not working, there’s a reason.

– It’s 2011. If someone gives the excuse that they’ve lost their phone as a reason for not returning your call for a week they are lying.

– If your friends act like they are living a fairy tale life, they’re lying.

-If your bed is in your kitchen, you need a bigger apartment. I don’t care if you live in Manhattan.

– At 30, it’s not acceptable to date men you meet on South Beach.

– If you don’t have any close female friends, you’re the problem not them.

– If you desperately want a man, get a dog first. You own him, snip him and put him on a leash and drag him around. The only crap in the relationship is his and you can just toss that in the trash.

– If a man asks you to feel the weight of his black credit card, RUN!

– It’s easy to bash men, but they have their own struggles in life just like we do.

– When you’re 30, memory loss begins to set in. We had some other good ones but I already forgot them!

In closing, as my dear friend said before we fell asleep, ” We are very wise young ladies. I know we know all that is listed and yet our true test is our ability to apply it all daily… weekly if we are lucky enough.” Isn’t that the truth?

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