40 Or So Things I Have Learned In 40 Years

Sep 13, 2012 by

  1. Celebrate your inner quirkiness! Don’t apologize for who you are. People respect authenticity and it’s OK if you’re an acquired taste.
  2. We plan, God laughs. Once you acknowledge you’re not in control, it’s easier to adapt.
  3. Dream big and live every day as if it is your last.  Don’t postpone joy or bother with regrets.
  4. When thinking about having a child, buying a home, or going on a dream vacation it will never seem like it’s the right time or you have enough money.  You just have to take the leap and do it!
  5. Find activities you enjoy doing with your partner.  It will get you through tough times, not in the mood times, post partum times, and more.
  6. Your friends can be your family.  My friends certainly are.
  7. Don’t let people walk all over you. It doesn’t matter who they are. If someone isn’t kind to you, draw a line in the sand.  Certain behaviors are simply not acceptable.

40 Years of Learnin’

Sep 12, 2012 by

  1. When your dad walks into the room and asks you to trade seats with him AND HE’S STANDING UP, don’t do it.  I was well into my twenties before I realized what a raw deal I was getting.
  2. Once you have kids, having a dog is often better than having a Dyson.
  3. Have a relationship with your parents where you can Say Anything to them.  Yeah, I was just like Diane Court in that movie (except for the whole “trapped in the body of a game show hostess” thing).
  4. Floss.
  5. Be the person you want your kids to be.  This is harder than it sounds.
  6. You will end up being more like your parents than you wanted to be.  I’m sorry.
  7. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, only now it’s you.
  8. You’ll see your best and worst qualities mirrored by your kids.  Embrace them both.

31 Things I’ve Learned in 31 Years

Sep 11, 2012 by

  1. There is so much you can learn about life by really listening to your grandparents when they speak.
  2. It’s okay to still not know what you want to be when you grow up.
  3. Don’t automatically say “yes” when asked to do something. Pause to consider what’s being asked of you, even if it means not giving an answer right away.
  4. Always tip 20 percent. People make their lives off of this, not the hourly wage they get on top of it.
  5. It’s exhausting to compare yourself to other people.
  6. It’s much easier to add layers when cold then remove layers when hot.
  7. Money can’t buy good taste.
  8. Just because I’m an introvert doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say.
  9. A good cup of coffee can instantly improve your mood.
  10. There’s never a perfect time. Just do it.

29 Things I’ve Learned in 29 Years

Sep 7, 2012 by

With just a couple of months before my 30th birthday rolls around, it seems like a fitting time to look back on what life has taught me so far. Here it goes!

1. If you’re wondering if you should go to something that you’re invited to, a wedding, party, or whatever…you should go. Rarely do you regret going, but it’s easy to regret skipping out on friends and family.

2. Don’t succumb to clothing size vanity, i.e., stuffing yourself into uncomfortable, too-small clothes just so the tag has a smaller number on it. You won’t look smaller, you’ll be miserable, and no one will see the tag anyway!

3. Don’t crash diet before your wedding! Trust me!

4. Have a vegetable garden, even if you don’t have time to weed it as often as you should. It’s still fun.

32 1/2 Things I have learned

Sep 6, 2012 by

There have been so many great posts from our bloggers of what they have learned over their years.  I tried not to use some of the same ones, but really, some lessons we ALL had to learn! So here are my 32 1/2 Things I have learned in my 32 1/2 years:

  1. Be kind to others.
  2. Love the body you have right now.  It’s the only one you’ve got and hating it isn’t going to change it.
  3. Introduce yourself as you first.  You are not just so-and-so’s mom, or so-and-so’s wife.
  4. Accept the flaws in others because you have them too.
  5. Don’t let people walk all over you.  Stand up for yourself because you, and how you feel, are worth it.
  6. You are a woman and you are strong.  Don’t let anyone tell you that you are weak.

32 things in 32 years, or how i learned to love life.

Sep 4, 2012 by

  1. Own a really, really good pair of jeans.
  2. Stay up on current events — read both People Magazine and the Dailies.
  3. Play a sport.
  4. Master the art of online shopping — it’ll save you both time & money.
  5. Live on your own for a period of time.
  6. Networking is a life long skill.  Become a guru.
  7. Date night is just as important after having kids — if not more important to you and your relationship with your family.
  8. Take lots of pictures — and actually develop them.
  9. Learn to make a killer dessert — and truly master it.
  10. Sweat at least 3 times a week.
  11. Confront a challenge head on, and Woman Up and deal with it.
  12. Learn to love a glass of wine on the week night.
  13. Find a girlfriend to get your nails done with.  This will be a life long friendship.
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