This time last year, I turned thirty. Terrified, yet excited for what will be some of the best years ahead, I've realized that the older you get, the more aware you become.
More now than ever before, I've realized that there is truly nothing more important than family. As I watch my parents get older, I can't believe how fast the years have gone by. They have loved me, supported me and always went above and beyond for me. Going forward I plan to spend as much time with them as I can and enjoy all the special moments we have together. Spend time with your folks, life is moving fast, you'll be happy you did.
Love yourself, love your body.
When I turned thirty, I can honestly say that for the first time ever, I felt the most confident within myself and in my own skin. Looking back, I would tell my twenty year old self .. "nothing is sexier than being confident!!" because it's the truth. Love yourself, it makes life so much easier.
Date someone who challenges you, respects you, and never lets you forget how much they love you.
It took me some time to find a man who had those qualities, plus more. But when Adrian walked into my life, everything changed, and I will forever be thankful. While we are perfectly imperfect, he continuously supports me and my decisions, he encourages me to do all of the things I love and he is the most loyal man I have ever been with. Moral of the story, be with a man who makes you feel good, in every aspect, in every way, always.
Nobody needs a best fake friend.
As you get older you begin to realize that life is to short to put your energy into people who continuously make life hard for you, so do yourself a favor and cut them out. A good friend will never make you feel bad about yourself, rather they will accept you for you and your flaws. As the saying goes "its better to have a few good friends, than a lot of fake friends", and its the truth. I am so thankful for the good friends I have, who support and appreciate me for me.
Don't just dream, Do.
Self explanatory. Nothing is impossible, don't settle, work hard and follow your dreams.
Take time for yourself.
Life gets busy, which is why it is so important to take time for yourself to reset from everything. Book yourself into the spa, travel, go shopping!! Forget about everything, it's not selfish, it's important, do you.
Start saving for your future.
Life is expensive, period. Learning how to budget is crucial and important, but It doesn't have to consume your entire life. Continue to have fun and enjoy life's luxuries, while setting aside a bit of savings along the way.
Only a fool trips on whats behind them.
Leave the past, in the past. Change is good for the soul, so let go of anything that no longer serves you purpose. We are forever growing and should embrace it.