March 11, 2016
10 Life Lessons I learned by 30

Today is my 30th birthday! Turning 30 years old doesn’t make me feel any different than before, but I have learned a lot, especially in the past decade. While there is so much more that I wish I had learned before turning 30, I also realize that the way I see and look at things is a lot different. That’s why in today’s post I wanted to share 10 life lessons I learned by the age 30.

1. Slow down.
Life goes by really quick, and while I have always tried to keep up with its pace, sometimes you just have to slow down and don’t rush into things. Taking the time to look around and appreciating what you have is way more valuable to me today than it was before.

2. Take care of yourself.
We tend to take ourselves for granted, and one thing that I have learned is that to be the best version of myself I need to take the time and take care of myself. A couple of years ago I did the exact opposite, and this didn’t do my family and I any good.

3. Start saving sooner.
Saving is important, and before I had a family, I didn’t think about it as much as I should have. Now I’ve come to realize that saving is crucial. You work tirelessly to earn money just to spend it on things you don’t need. Think about it! Do you want something or do you need it? Wouldn’t it be a lot better to put those extra dollars into your savings account and watch it grow.

4. Travel often.
I’ve always loved traveling,  and, I was lucky to marry a man that values traveling as much as I do. See the world, experience different cultures and open your heart to all things new and exotic. We live in a big world, and there’s so much to see and encounter.
You might need to visit this post when planning for your next trip.

5. Tell the people you love that you care about them.
Make sure you appreciate the people around you. Don’t have high expectations for them, accept them for who they are and tell them you love them as often as you can.

6. Be yourself.
We are all different and instead of comparing yourself to other people, embrace yourself. That would make your life so much more fulfilling and rewarding.

7. Don’t be scared to fail!
Failing only means you were brave enough to try. If you didn’t succeed, don’t get discouraged, we all fail in certain areas of our lives. The life lesson we need to take from failing is to keep trying until we succeed.

8. Have a dream. Follow your dreams.

9. Never stop learning.
Take classes. Read. Attend workshops. To be excellent at what you want to do, you have to understand that there’s always room for growth and improvement.

10. Learn to let go.
This quote summarizes it all: “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

turning 30 years old

Shirt: Lookbook Store; Jeans: River Island; Shoes: Kohls (also seen in Black Velvet Skirt post)

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