As I lay here in bed, jotting down these points, I really don’t know if I should laugh, cry or feel proud of accomplishing what I have in the last 30 years.

It is my 30th birthday tomorrow and if I’m completely honest, I haven’t been too excited about turning 30 years old this year. The idea of me getting older but my life being put on hold due to my conditions, really shook me. But after writing this list, I see that I’m exactly where I need to be, and I know what I want for my future.

30 things I wish I told myself before turning 30 years old:

  1. Don’t take no for an answer when it comes to your health. Be your best advocate.

  2. That breakup is not going to hold you back. In fact, it’ll push you further.

  3. You’ll finally find something that you’re super passionate about. I promise.

  4. Learn how to face your fear of spiders before moving out of your parents place.

  5. Learn at least 3 ways you can reduce your stress. You need to know how to manage it, for the sake of your pelvic floor!

  6. Life doesn’t happen the way you plan and that can be the best thing.

  7. Don’t overthink things. 

  8. Your best years are your college years and you meet one of your dearest best friends there: enjoy every day of it!

  9. Practice self-control in all areas of your life.

  10. There’s nothing wrong with being sensitive. It’s your super power. Embrace it.

  11. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. Try to let it go.

  12. Ask for help before anything becomes too difficult. You’ll never come off weak if you do.

  13. You are luckier than you think.

  14. Nothing good comes from suppressing your emotions. Expressing what you feel will be better for your relationships and your health.

  15. You don’t always have to be a people-pleaser. Take time for yourself.

  16. Your inner critic is a liar. It will tell you anything you need to hear in order to stop believing in yourself. So stop listening.

  17. A successful career is not one where you feel obligated to say yes to everything. Communicate your limits and stand your ground.

  18. Not everyone you’ll meet will be a lasting friend, but in time, you’ll figure out who to really trust.

  19. Practice gratitude. Every damn day.

  20. You’re not awkward, dorky, clumsy, or weak. You’re an outgoing introvert and you’ll learn to embrace it eventually.

  21. You can’t change anyone but yourself.

  22. Be more confident in your skills and talent: know your worth, even if it means passing up an opportunity. Never feel forced.

  23. Trust your gut and try to explain things calmly – it’ll be more effective and you’ll find that people will listen more.

  24. Don’t feel guilty or give up on yourself: you deserve to take care of yourself. It’s not being selfish.

  25. You have an intolerance to banana… be aware of your banana intake!

  26. You have to tell people what you want to get what you wantPeople aren’t mind readers. 

  27. You may be a trusting person but not everyone can be trusted. Don’t be too disappointed when others let you down.

  28. Work more on your posture and strength.

  29. To improve you need to leave your comfort zone.

  30. Request the vacation and go on more trips 

Tell me one life lesson you’ve learned that you’d like to share. Make sure to also join my Facebook group to join in the conversation there!

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One thought to “30 things I wish I told myself before turning 30 years old”

  • Roy

    Great readinng your blog post


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