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Learning My 30
In the last four years of my thirties
I have learned that it’s never about me.
I have learned that my body has slowed and will not respond to a week diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes) or 3 day boot camp.
I learned that I can’t eat dairy, processed crap or drink like a socialite.
I learned that the carelessness of my twenties creeps up on me in my thirties.
I learned that without a healthy mind you will lose everything.
I learned that no one can humble you, and shake you to your core more than your own flesh and blood no matter how small and harmless they may seem.
I learned that as I parent I have no clue what I am doing.
I learned that yelling and losing my temper get me nowhere.
I learned that children love and forgive unconditionally.
I learned that giving-in to an intelligent child just once means losing your bed to them.
I learned that I like having one child and am not eager to have another.
I learned that I am not the only one in my life that has a say in that.
I learned that I will compromise for as long as I chose to be married.
I learned that he is worth that.
I learned that love and commitment are only the first step to making a marriage work.
I learned that saying I’m sorry is necessary to keep the peace.
I learned that meaning it is necessary to keep the love.
I learned I love loving him.
I learned that miracles happen, and that for some reason the Universe thinks I deserve the man I got.
I learned that I cannot change my mother, and that no matter what I do I will never please her.
I learned to let go and move on.
I learned that I had/have the greatest most incredible grandparents.
I learned that not everyone likes theirs.
I learned that no matter what my differences are with my parents they really are incredible people.
I learned my dad was right about my in-laws.
I learned that I am glad I gave my husband a chance anyway.
I learned that I wish my dad was wrong about my in-laws.
I learned that boundaries are necessary and I can choose to make them as thin or as thick as needed.
I learned that if I want a chance to keep a decent career, I have to keep up and surpass those ten years behind me.
I learned that saving is a must and hard work can never be replaced with short cuts.
I learned that I can survive and surpass.
I learned that freedom is not free and comes with responsibility.
I learned that I love being an American.
I learned that I can choose who my friends are, and that judgement serves a purpose with itegrity.
I learned that pre-judging only makes me look stupid.
I learned that religion and spirituality are two separate entities and that my relationship with God is no ones business but my own.
I learned that gratitude is the key to balance and balance the key to life.
I have yet to learn how to master either.
I have learned that living through half my thirties is a blessing and the next half can only get better.
Lastly I have learned that it’s good to prepare, but also enjoy the moment. I’m not ready for you yet, 40. I’m going to hang out here a little longer.
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