29 Things I've Learned in 29 Years!

Happy Monday y'all! Hope you had a great weekend. Today I turned 29 and honestly can't believe I'm encroaching on 30! I feel like I will forever feel 21. I have to say that 28 was a great year for me and I'm sort of sad to see it leave!

1.)  BE KIND. It will get you so far. The end.
2.) Trust in God's plan for your life--literally let Jesus take the wheel!
3.) Be true to yourself in all areas of your life.
4.) Splurge on good basics and good bags.
5.) The classics never go out of style.
6.) Stay Creative--always have an outlet for your creativity (start a blog, take an art class, etc.)
7.) Working out isn't just about looking good--it does wonders for your mental health.
8.) Girl's weekends are SO good for the soul!
9.) Quality Over Quantity-whether it's friends, handbags, or food...this is a mantra for me.
10.) Never take your relationship with your family for granted!
11.) Expensive shampoo is more expensive for a's BETTER.
12.) Focus on YOU and don't compare yourself to others.
13.) It's worth eating healthy 85% of the time so you can eat 15% cookies LOL.
14.)  Unplug as much as you can on the weekends (whether it be from work, social media, etc.)
15.) Take care of your skin! We only get one face, people!
16.)  To my future brides reading this--don't let the stress of planning take away from how special your big day will be. Everything will fall into place!
17.)  When given the choice, spend money on experiences over material things. Life is short y'all!
18.) Be open-minded and compassionate. This world needs a little bit more compassion!
19.) ALWAYS treat your parents with love and respect.
20.) Don't settle--whether this be in a relationship, in your job, etc. You deserve happiness.
21.) Don't stay angry or hold grudges. It's such a waste of time and energy.
22.) Embrace change.
23.) Going back to #1...being kind doesn't mean you have to be a pushover!
24.) Hug and hold your grandparents so close to your heart while you have them. I unfortunately lost all of mine during my twenties and I wish every day I had more time!
25.)  Don't drink your calories.
26.) Try so hard to have a positive attitude. Attitude seriously makes all the difference!
27.) Dogs are life.
28.) Don't beat yourself up over failures. Learn from them and move on.
29.) Everything happens for a reason--100% cliche but also 100% true.

If y'all read this whole post--I'm super impressed and very much appreciate you lol. Hope y'all have a great rest of your day!!
[Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston]


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS! I thought we were a week apart, mine is next Monday. This list was so impressive and sweet and spot on! I’m with you in not drinking calories. Give me a delicious cookie instead!!! Enjoy your special day to the fullest!

  2. Yes to all of these, especially #2 and #27! Happy birthday girl!

    Hope // Miss Hope Elizabeth

  3. YES to all of this! Especially hugging your grandparents, and always feeling 21. Even well into my 30's I have to stop and think about my age as I still feel early-mid 20's. Happy Birthday girlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  4. Happy Birthday, sweet friend! I loved reading this fun list! Don't drink your calories was my favorite LOL :)


  5. Happy Happy Birthday sweet friend!!! Love all of these and thanks for the everyday reminders... Hope you have a great birthday week!

    Brittany :)

  6. Happy Birthday girl. I hope you have a wonderful one!

  7. Happy belated birthday, beautiful! As I mentioned on Insta, I hope this is a wonderful and prosperous year for you! I couldn’t agree more with all you’ve shared that you’ve learned this far, such wisdom. I hope you’re enjoying every bit of your birthday week!



  8. These lessons apply to every age, Kelly!!! I loved reading them all!! Happiest of birthdays!!!

  9. Happy birthday! I loved your reading your list such good lessons. I hope you had a wonderful birth day and wishing you a spectacular year!

    Maureen |

  10. This is such a nice read dear. Yes, pass the kindness around. This reminds me of Ellen's message in every end of her show which says "be kind to one another". Indeed, kindness doesn't cost a thing, and it will make the world a better place. Anyway, Happy Birthday! Stay gorgeous!

    Jessica |

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