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40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years

November 1, 2017

Yes honey, it’s my birthday! Cue the party music! This year has flown by and I can’t believe I’m 40 already! Eek! When I was younger I would wish for 40 because I just knew I’d be retired by then. Ha! So much for that. The whole retirement thing may not have worked out, but there are a few things I’ve learned along the way that I want to share with you. And I’m sharing some special news too, but you’ll have to wait until the end… ;)

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Yes honey, it’s my birthday! Cue the party music! This year has flown by and I can’t believe I’m 40 already! Eek! When I was younger I would wish for 40 because I just knew I’d be retired by then. Ha! So much for that. The whole retirement thing may not have worked out, but there are a few things I’ve learned along the way that I want to share with you. And I’m sharing some special news too, but you’ll have to wait until the end… ;)

So here are the 40 things I’ve learned in my 40 years….and in no real order of importance.

  1. People are innately good. Always see the best in others.
  2. Traditional ways of working don’t work. Go into an office for what?
  3. Motherhood is unconditional love on steroids.
  4. True friendship is not about convenience. Show up for the people you love and call “friend”.
  5. People use the word “friend” and “love” way too loosely.
  6. You can be paid for work you genuinely love to do. This includes shopping. I could use a personal shopper.
  7. Corporate America is not for everyone.
  8. It’s okay to say what’s on your mind, everyone else was thinking it anyway.
  9. People put way too much information on social media.
  10. Degrees don’t necessarily outweigh experience.
  11. Expectations are bullshit.
  12. Prioritize the people you love before you say yes to what someone else wants you to do.
  13. No one will take care of your child like you. Stop expecting it and you might actually leave the house.
  14. Your parents aren’t always right.
  15. Food can be an addiction. Have you seen the line at Chick-Fil-A?
  16. Give freely, not for recognition or out of obligation.
  17. Payment for services does not guarantee satisfaction.
  18. Say “I love you” to the important people in your life.
  19. Don’t say yes to things because you think you should in order to get something you think you want.
  20. You can’t share your dreams with everyone, even the people you think you should be able to share them with.
  21. When life gets too hard, pray hard.
  22. God always keeps His promises whether you deserve them or not.
  23. Don’t watch TV. Read instead.
  24. Be intentional about everything you do.
  25. Be fully engaged in your life. Stop worrying about everyone else’s.
  26. Go to church every Sunday.
  27. People lie. And for no reason.
  28. Pursue what you love to do first, worry about money later.
  29. Always be gracious and humble.
  30. Travel to a far away place by yourself at least once.
  31. Live yoga on and off the mat.
  32. Marriage is hard, but totally worth it.
  33. Never buy a Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag. You’ll never know which one is yours.
  34. Do the thing you’ve always wanted to do even if it doesn’t make sense. It might later.
  35. Make friends with other couples.
  36. Have multiple pairs of skinny jeans.
  37. Wear Spanx and heels.
  38. Not everything is worth discussing.
  39. Write everyday.  Literal pen to paper, typing doesn’t count!
  40. Drink wine. Red wine specifically.

Whew! That’s it! That’s all I know, today anyway….And now to my special surprise!

 

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I'm a pharmacist, certified diabetes care and education specialist,  Life Coach, Master Certified Nutrition Coach, and the creator of Do Diabetes Differently®.
I inspire busy women to let go of the overwhelm, the overwork, and the underself (yes, I made up that word!). I teach women to stop being so preoccupied with just food restriction and finally stop sacrificing their health.  It's time to stop constantly thinking about food and do something different.

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