Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thirty Flirty & Thriving

Today is my 30th birthday!

Because I took last Friday off to go to a cabin in Arkansas for the weekend, I'm working today.

While I certainly enjoyed my 20s, I've been looking forward to 30 for a couple of years now.  I am so excited to see what this next decade brings.

Here are 20 things my 20s taught me:

1. It's okay to be selfish sometimes

2. Sometimes poor choices lead to great things

3. You can't fix other people

4. Actions really do speak louder than words

5. Hangovers get exponentially worse after 25

6. Falling for the wrong guy is okay, just don't fall for the same wrong guy more than once

7. Life isn't going to turn out like you think it will or want it to when you want it to

8. Garth Brooks got it right when he said "some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers"

9. Taking the trip is always worth it

10. What other people think of you very rarely matters

11. Walking away from someone or something that no longer makes you happy is always the right thing to do no matter how hard it seems

12. Having a few solid friends who are like family is way more important than being friends with everyone

13. Saying no is okay...

14. ...so is saying yes

15. Puppy cuddles & coffee fix everything

16. Ask for help

17. Never apologize for who you are or how you feel

18. ...and never change who you are for anyone

19. Your mom was right... about everything

20. It's okay to start over at any point in time


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU GORGEOUS 30 year old!! Fabulous list of learns and I think the 30's shall be your best decade yet! xoxo

  2. Happiest of birthday's!!! Welcome to the 30s club :) I'm sure you are going to rock your 30s and I love what you've shared and learned already. I love how you said it's ok to be selfish sometimes, because it is. And my favorite is, when something doesn't work out but ends up being even better. I hope you have the best day and work is treating you well!!! Sierra Beautifully Candid

  3. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  4. happy birthday!
    I love this list. Even though I'm like super old at 32, everything on this list (ok with the exception of 19, for personal reasons) is directly applicable to my life.

    And fuck yes to the hangover thing. Lawd, that's so unfair.

  5. Love this list and Welcome to the 30 Club!!!!

  6. THIRTY FLIRTY AND THRIVING hahahaha I totally forgot about that! I hope you had a wonderful 30th!!

  7. YES to taking the trip and to asking for help. I still don't feel like I get to say no as often as I would like to... but some day. I'm holding out for some day. lol.