I wasn’t going to do a post on my birthday but my sister in law, Sarah gave me the idea for this post so here we go:

  1. When people tell you to wait to have kids, listen to them. They know what they’re talking about. They’re not mean or irrational, they’re telling you the truth you need to hear.
  2. Don’t ever try to mold yourself to fit someone else’s preference. It’s too much work and they aren’t worth spending time with if they make you do that. They’re just going to make you do things you don’t want to do anyway and you’ll regret it later.
  3. Give yourself lots of time to figure out what you want. You don’t have to settle with ANYTHING. If you don’t like something change it. You don’t like your job? Quit. You don’t like your major? Change it. You’re not happy in your relationship? Fix it or move on. You’re not a bad person for giving up on something that’s not working for you.
  4. It’s okay to feel things and to express them to other people. You are not a burden and your feelings are valid.
  5. Finding a creative outlet will do wonders for your brain. When I’m writing or making something my stress and anxiety go way down.
  6. Read your Zodiac sign description. Even if you don’t believe in that stuff reading good things about yourself can boost your confidence.
  7. Don’t buy a house. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
  8. Don’t use credit cards. They will ruin your life and credit.
  9. Learn how to cook. Eating out is expensive.
  10. You can’t handle everyone’s problems so don’t try to. Sometimes you just have to let a person struggle.
  11. Therapy can change your life.
  12. If you plan to have children wait until the older one is at least four or five. Get them in school, potty trained and old enough to understand they have to share the attention. Trying to raise two kids that are close in age and under three gets really hectic and can be avoided.
  13. It’s okay to be just as excited as your kids about something. Even if it’s just a cookie.
  14. Always wear comfortable clothes. Don’t try to look impressive if it means you’ll be miserable for hours. Life is too short for your feet to hurt or to have to constantly adjust something or have something pinching you.
  15. Let people help you. I’ve had people in my life that have stopped me from receiving help because they always expected something in return. Not everyone is like this and they genuinely just want to help. Give them the chance. You can’t do everything alone.
  16. If you’re not married or don’t have kids, you need to work. Work as much as you can. Save as much as you can. Sleep as much as you can. When you have kids these things are not always possible. They key to having what you want is working and saving. They say you’re never financially ready to have kids, that is a lie my friend. If you work your ass off, get yourself established and have a savings in place having kids and a house will be so much easier.
  17. Honesty can be harsh but it’s better than being lied to.
  18. If someone is willing to end a really great friendship over selfish reasons, they weren’t really your friend to begin with.
  19. Don’t get so caught up in if someone likes you or not. If they do they will show it. They don’t, don’t sweat it. You’re not for everyone and that’s okay.
  20. Give credit where credit is due.
  21. If someone is continually kind to you and shows you their loyalty don’t take it for granted. Show them you appreciate it by not talking bad about them and being there when they need you.
  22. Find someone you can totally be yourself with. Even if you annoy yourself that person will still love you for you and you’ll never worry about them hurting you. Find someone you’re friends with so that even when the relationship gets comfortable and “boring” you’ll still enjoy spending time together.
  23. When it comes to a relationship, if it’s not easy don’t do it. People say all the time that marriage is work and that it’s hard, it’s not when you’re with the right person. It’s actually the easiest and most natural thing in the world.
  24. If you like something don’t ever let someone make you feel bad for liking it. There’s a reason why there are so many different shades of colors or TV shows or books or clothes or food or gadgets or games. If you like it then enjoy it.
  25. It’s okay to take multiple breaks from social media or to not have any at all. You’re not annoying if you decide to not participate. People are just nosy.
  26. Support the people in our life. Even if you don’t have time or you don’t really care about what they’re doing, it’s not about the thing it’s about the person doing the thing.
  27. I’ll probably get shot for this one but having pets is overrated.
  28. Twenty eight is still young.

Some of these are no brainers, some of these have been said before but it’s really hard to come up with 28 things. Haha. I hope you learned a few things from this post.

I can’t wait to eat cake!

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8 Comments on “28 Things I’ve Learned in 28 Years

  1. Yassss I love it! Number 13 cracked me up 😂 also, I relate to number 27!!!!! I love my animals, but in kinda over them lol

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  2. LOVED this, Cadie! I actually really resonated with #23… people look at my husband and me like we are crazy for saying we don’t think marriage is hard. thanks for sharing your thoughts- this has giving me some points to reflect on too!

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