I just celebrated my 33rd Birthday this past New Year’s Eve. Over the course of the month of December I took a moment or two to reflect back on all that I have learned through the years. The lessons were a big hit on Facebook, so I figured I would compile them for my first post of 2012. Enjoy. Life is meant to be lived.
There’s no greater love then a Parent’s. You’ll wonder often why they make the decisions they do…but its usually in your best interest. You realize as you grow as a person they are too and that no matter what, through whatever…they will always love you.
Friends will come and go and those relationships teach you…they shape you. You fight, you hurt, you smile and have the best times of your life. Friends come and go…but those memories last a lifetime.
The people who say they’ll never hurt you sometimes hurt you the most. The guy who says he’s not that guy sometimes ends up being that guy. Its taught me that actions really do speak louder than words.
It’s normal to want to impress someone you like, but there is a line. Never change who you are because you think it will improve your chances with someone you care about. Be yourself and always, because the right person will love the real you. Irrational hot mess, goofball, brilliant and successful..whatever the case or your mood on any given day.. the right person will find all of you, the real you… stimulating.
Mean people suck.
Confident doesn’t mean you have to be the center of attention all the time. Confidence is being able to step out of the spotlight and still stand your own…still have substance. Confidence in a woman, is one of the most sexy and alluring characteristics. Unfazed by her surroundings always knowing who’s within.
No one is normal.
The first step to moving forward in life, is to let go of the things that weigh you down.
The thrill isn’t in the chase. Let go of chasing what’s wrong and let what’s right find you.
Your past may be blemished, but your future is a blank slate…never deny yourself a second chance.
Resolutions are dumb. Waiting until the end of one year to decide you’re doing something differently the following is a long time to realize you’re doing some things wrong. Challenge yourself every day to be better, not just a week before New Years Eve.
People will hurt you but more often than not, it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them, or who they are. Jay-Z said it best, “You gotta, get that, dirt off your shoulders
Often things we want in life are easier to attain than we believe.
It takes one tiny step to embark on something you’ve been holding back on..and the only thing stopping you is YOU.
You don’t have to eat everything on your plate.
The Golden Rule is a great one to live by. Reciprocity.
First dates are awkward.
When you’re young, boys look at your boobs mostly. When you get older they still do, but the right ones dig your brains as well.
Star Wars is WAY better than Star Trek
Success …really is a mind state.
Arrogance is the most unattractive quality in anyone.
The truth will always surface, no matter how hard you try to conceal it.
No matter how many times you ask, boys will never put the toilet seat down.
It’s okay to leave the house in sweats, it really is..just always have lipgloss.
Fashion can be your saving grace when you’re feeling down.
Can your worries in life and let the wind take you where it wants.
After your first kiss, …you realize boys are pretty awesome after all.
Life is a journey without guidelines, a map, or TIMELINE. It’s what you make of it and the only person’s expectations you should live up to are your own.
THE BEST THINGS REALLY DO COME TO THOSE who wait.
and my final and most valuable lesson..
Whatever you believe, whatever you dream..whatever you desire to do, do so with your whole heart. Never ever let go, never let anyone tell you can’t or won’t be able to do anything. All things are possible. There will be ups and downs but always stand tall, chin up and smile at the world..especially when it’s difficult. In my weakest moments I’ve shined the most. If ALL that I have had to endure in life is what lead me here…then I wouldn’t take a single second back.