35 things I’ve learned in 35 Years

35 things I’ve learned in 35 Years

35 Things I’ve learned

I turned 35 on Saturday. Ever since I was a baby I loved birthdays. There’s something so sacred and special about celebrating the day you landed on the planet. I have so many fond merries of all my little friends around the kitchen table in my nanny’s house eating her special jelly, my mam’s made sausage rolls, the silly hats and games, dancing to Spice Girls.

Every year is different and it makes you stop and think about things more deeply.

What do I really want from life?
How do I want the next year to unfold?
Am I living the dream life I always wanted?
What would my younger self think of me now?

Since we all have birthdays and this year has been so awakening and enlightening for me I felt called to share 35 things I’ve learned in 35 Years
1. Feeling scared means you could be nearly ready to break through. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
2. Do it now because your great idea could be someone else’s great success.
3. Respect your boundaries and so will everybody else.
4. Burning the candle at both ends will get you nowhere.
5. No one can read your mind, tell them what you need.
6. It’s ok if people come and go from your life everyone is on their own path.
7. Authenticity is what is the most beautiful thing about a person.
8. Don’t wait for people to go with you, sometimes the best journeys are on your own.
9. Be gentle with yourself, life is a marathon not a sprint.
10. Good things take time. Sometimes a painful, frustrating amount of time.
11. Your worthiness is not measured on how much you do or achieve but how much you can accept yourself just as you are. Being alive is enough.
12. Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
13. Your weirdness is wonderful. Don’t take life too seriously.
14. Forgiveness sets you free.
15. Don’t beat yourself up for things you did in the past, you did the best you could with the awareness you had. Everyone makes mistakes.
16. Be grateful for everything in your life because one day it’ll be gone.
17. Love and respect yourself because if you don’t, no one else will.
18. Life is too short to play small.
19. The only regrets you’ll ever have are the things you didn’t try.
20. Everything is an experience. This too shall pass.
21. Your sensitivity is your superpower.
22. It’s ok to just BE.
23. Always be kind to others, you never know what they are going through.
24. Listen to your gut, it’s always right.
25. You don’t need much stuff but you do need lots of hugs.
26. Healthy boundaries are essential to living a healthy life.
27. You don’t have to try so hard to achieve what you want. What’s for you won’t pass you.
28. You never fail, you learn and move on.
29. Confidence is more than just liking yourself; it’s liking yourself even if no one else in the room does.
30. Embrace your feelings so you can learn how to deal with them.
31. Journalling is the cheapest therapy you’ll ever do.
32. You are more powerful than you know.
33. Clear communication is secret to a great relationships with yourself and others.
34. Make life as easy as possible for yourself and ask for help.
35. Let go of anything that doesn’t bring you peace.