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Today is my birthday! I turn 36 today and you know what? I’m not even mad about it. My Mom always said 36 was the best year ever and I am looking forward to it! I can’t wait to see what this year brings but until then I am going to share with you thirty six life lessons I have learned in the past 36 years. Enjoy…
ONE. Your parents were right. About everything.
TWO. Righty tighty, lefty loosy.
THREE. Everyone is their own kind of weird.
FOUR. Always wear a nude colored bra under white shirts.
FIVE. You’re not going to be good at everything and that’s OK.
SIX. Red lipstick is always appropriate.
SEVEN. Ranch dressing is good on most everything.
EIGHT. You are not defined by the amount of likes you get on an Instagram photo or how many Facebook friends you have.
NINE. The number on the scale is just that – a number.
TEN. Stay on top of your credit score.
ELEVEN. Read the book before you see the movie, it’s usually so much better!
TWELVE. Always keep your passport up to date.
THIRTEEN. Relationships change and it’s ok to move on from those that don’t bring you joy….romantic relationships and friendships.
FOURTEEN. Love what you do and it will never feel like a job.
FIFTEEN. Don’t forget to take your vitamins.
SIXTEEN. Do everything in moderation…eat that cupcake, drink that wine, go to the gym, eat your veggies, etc.
SEVENTEEN. Less is usually more.
EIGHTEEN. Take care of your SKIN!! You only get one chance to do that right!
NINETEEN. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about anything!
TWENTY. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
TWENTY ONE. If you like something about someone you should tell them. A compliment, no matter how big or small, goes a long way!
TWENTY TWO. Don’t be afraid to make a drastic hair change. It’s only hair and it will grow back.
TWENTY THREE. Take yourself on a solo road trip, it’s very freeing!
TWENTY FOUR. Wear sunscreen. Even if it’s cloudy or rainy outside.
TWENTY FIVE. Not everyone will like you and that’s OK, there will be plenty of people that will.
TWENTY SIX. Don’t change yourself for anyone or anything. There is only one person who can be you and you are doing an AMAZING job at it.
TWENTY SEVEN. Learn how to accept a compliment.
TWENTY EIGHT. Learn to say NO.
TWENTY NINE. Comparison is the thief of joy.
THIRTY. Splurge on that pair of shoes…YOLO!
THIRTY ONE. Live within your means.
THIRTY TWO. Do something every day that scares you.
THIRTY THREE. Stand up for what you believe in.
THIRTY FOUR. You gotta risk it for the biscuit.
THIRTY FIVE. Stop apologizing for everything.
THIRTY SIX. YOU ARE WORTH IT.