Twenty-Nine Things I Learned Before I Turned Thirty

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As the final days of my 29th year of life are coming to an end, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned over this time period. Yes, I’m quite terrified of turning 30, but hey - it’s coming whether I like it or not.

My life has not turned out quite like I thought it would. I remember sitting down with my parents to discuss my life path. Every time I said I was going to Fresno State, I was going to be a Kindergarten teacher and drive a Volkswagen Bug {eventually Beetle}. Fast forward to when I went off to college - I went to Fresno Pacific, I started as a Liberal Arts major then switched to an Art major with a Studio Art emphasis, and drove a Chevy Blazer. I thought I would be married by the time I was 25. I moved to Boston when I was 25.

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I never thought I would move away from hometown. Here I am 3,092 miles away from home. I was the shyest kid you would have ever met. Seriously, I hid behind my elbow not wanting to talk to people. Now? Well, I may be a little timid at first, but once we know each other, I can get pretty chatty. I think I’m somewhat of a mix between introvert and extrovert. But that’s another post.

I’ve learned quite a bit over the last 30 years. I’m still learning. BUT! I want to share the top 29 things I’ve learned. Check out my list below:

29

don't lose your passion.

28

learn something new.

27

be spontaneous.


26

take a leap of faith.

25

take a technology break.

24

show up.


23

never hold an avocado while taking out the pit.

22

get a massage every month.

21

travel as much as you can.


20

don't be afraid to travel domestically solo.

19

don't be afraid to travel to a new country solo.

18

live on your own.


17

it's okay to not always have a plan.

16

take time to call those that mean most to you.

15

surround yourself with great people - build your tribe.


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14

embrace every stage of life.

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13

life is tough.

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12

learn how to love yourself.


11

learn how to trust yourself.

10

don't be afraid to be by yourself.

9

don't be afraid to ask for help.


8

don't put unnecessary pressure on yourself.

7

don't be afraid to say no.

6

find out who you are.


5

use your voice.

4

never be ashamed to #TREATYOSELF.

3

don't be afraid to make a big life change.


2

live fearlessly.

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be YOU.

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Here’s to 30!

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