Birthday Blog

Today I am twenty six years old. I’ve spun around the sun with y’all for a while now. 

I have experienced an immense amount of life to understand that it is full of many disappointments, however if you adjust your focus-its a beautiful ride. I will share twenty six lessons I’ve learned in life thus far . Take each as you please.

  1. Children hold the most pure form of love. Surround yourself with their tender hearts and learn the most.
  2. We are our animals best/only friends, and should treat them that way.
  3. When someone is talking about things they love, look for the glow in their eye. It’s mesmerizing. Always let them talk about whatever it is that makes them shine-I’m telling you!
  4. You can go more than 3 weeks without refilling your nails.
  5. Compliment someone everyday. This is something that takes TWO whole seconds to complete, and can change an individuals life entirely. You never know who the one suffering in silence are. We are the movement. Starts with one.
  6. Tell people you love them, and love with your whole heart-no matter what. Do not lose pieces of yourself on love or relationships that didn’t work out.
  7. Understand what love languages are. Its truly incredible to make people feel good, why not do it the way they have highest potential to receive the intent of your compliments, moments, gifts etc.
  8. Practice self care whenever possible, it is the purest form of self love and highest power of confidence when you can create your own happiness and keep yourself afloat when you’re the only one you’ve got.
  9. Sometimes you gotta put the toilet seat up for yourself. Just put it back how you found it, and wash you hands.
  10. PUT THAT LIP STICK ON and own it. But don’t get pretty for any boy-get pretty for yourself.
  11. Cry when you need to. Experience your emotions, listen to them.
  12. Do NOT ever accept someone disregarding your feelings. You are allowed your own feelings, and they always matter to the people who will aways truly be there for you.
  13. Hold responsibility in your actions, for a reaction occurs regardless.
  14. Keep your intentions pure to yourself. Don’t give up who you are in sacrifice of someone else’s happiness.
  15. Wait until you’re ready to influence your own life. Don’t take peer pressure to make your moves. Work hard for your own future.
  16. Wait until after you start something to share with others, make your moves in silence, (Definitely need to work on this).
  17. Take each moment as an opportunity for your life to change.
  18. Life is more about your attitude than what you do with it. You can have a shitty attitude with a million dollars and still be miserable. Enjoy the simple pleasures. Its really truly what life is about. Find someone to be silly with, to enjoy life with, it’s hard enough already.
  19. Reflect on the things the people closest to you do: you become most like the five people you are around the most. If you don’t like their habits, actions or attitude-change your circle.
  20. You can only let yourself down with personal decisions and dedications. You don’t want to work out? That effects only yourself. Don’t neglect your reflection and soul.
  21. Take pictures. Our grandkids will want to see what life was like for us, what her grandma looked like with sweatpants and messy hair, what family activities and costumes we wore, etc.
  22. Don’t let your ego get in the way of something great. Nobody deserves shit. Don’t let your anxiety either!
  23. Make sure you have DEDICATED time for yourself. Play your favorite songs in your car, in the shower, wherever and SING! “We dance it out, that’s how we finish” Or do whatever you do! You’re alone time doing something you LOVE TO DO! Work out? Do ittttttt tooo!
  24. Have someone or something to believe in. I’ve become much more spiritual since my moms passing, and I have found great comforts in her energy.
  25. If the idea scares the shit out of you just a little bit, it’ll be worth it. It’s all about self discovery here. How will you grow staying in your comfort zone?
  26. When you experience the greatest of heartbreaks, and I’m talking the ones that absolutely destroy you-you an either rise above and grow from it, or let it destroy the rest of your life, forever. Losing my mom was that heartbreak. I had to come out of that for myself, and for her. I couldn’t let her down.

Perhaps I will start doing this more often. It’s a nice shift from the hectic world we are currently dealing with. It helps me get back on track with the core values in life and what this whole mess is about. Sometimes life really doesn’t make any sense and we often wonder “why are these things happening to me”, when we should be thinking: “This experience is going to help me grow into the woman I’ve always wanted to be, I am going to learn so much through this situation.” At least that’s my attitude towards it. 

much love

xox

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Bree

just a girl who lives on sarcasm, compassion and emotions. trying to make my way into the life I've always dreamed of. Writing through travels in van life and travel nursing from coast to coast.

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