August 4, 2011

30 Lessons By 30

Even though I have ages until I turn 30, I was intrigued by this list posted by Erin Henry on the Huffington Post. Although I have definitely mastered some of these lessons, there are others that are a work in progress.  Good thing I have so much time until that day comes!  :)

Here's her list:

- The most important things in life are your relationships.
- The things you're afraid of letting go of are the things that hold you back from being your true self.
- Honesty is the best policy in relationships. The truth will come out eventually.
- We are all on our own unique time lines. Wherever you are on yours is exactly where you need to be. You will soon find out why.
- Being vulnerable isn't always comfortable, but it's so much easier and takes much more courage to ask for support when you need it then trying to do everything all alone.
- You must be happy being alone before you can be happy in a relationship. How do you do this? Be nicer to yourself and get to know who's in there. Learn to love the places that hurt.
- The outer expression of your life is a reflection of your inner reality
- Judging yourself gets you nowhere. The same goes for judging others.
- Forgiveness of yourself and others just makes life easier. That includes your parents. They did the best they could with what they had.
- What you admire in others, you possess somewhere inside of you.
- Personal growth, soul searching, spiritual awakenings, therapy and any other form of self-help are things to be proud of, not ashamed of.
- You are not your old issues anymore.
- Gratitude is essential.
-True friends love you equally on the best day of your life and the worst day of your life.
- You are worthy of love.
- It's not your business what other people think of you.
- Losing ten pounds won't make you any happier.
- You find out who your true friends are when you have to move.
- It is completely acceptable to put yourself $11,000 in debt if your dog needs surgery.
- The worst part about being single is having to stuff the duvet into the cover alone every time you wash it.
- Matzoh crackers and coconut water are the best cure for hangovers and the healthiest option available.
- If you consistently date men in finance and it's not working, there's a reason.
- It's 2011. If someone gives the excuse that they've lost their phone as a reason for not returning your call for a week they are lying.
- If your friends act like they are living a fairy tale life, they're lying.
-If your bed is in your kitchen, you need a bigger apartment. I don't care if you live in Manhattan.
- At 30, it's not acceptable to date men you meet on South Beach.
- If you don't have any close female friends, you're the problem not them.
- If you desperately want a man, get a dog first. You own him, snip him and put him on a leash and drag him around. The only crap in the relationship is his and you can just toss that in the trash.
- If a man asks you to feel the weight of his black credit card, RUN!
- It's easy to bash men, but they have their own struggles in life just like we do.
- When you're 30, memory loss begins to set in. We had some other good ones but I already forgot them!

1 comment:

  1. So many great words especially "You find out who your true friends are when you move" among others. I wish I heard/learned these when I was in high school lol.