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Today is my 32nd birthday! In all honesty how the heck am I 32? I still feel like I just graduated college (not really but kind of). Most days I’m shocked I have children yet here I am. In the blog world 32 feels a bit on the older end but I truly feel like my best years are still ahead of me. If you would have asked me where I thought I would be at this stage in life I probably would have said right here but for some reason I thought I’d be younger with perkier boobs and less of a fun pouch. You win some, you lose some!
In this post I really just want to reflect on my 32 years. I feel so blessed to be where I am in life – to have two healthy, beautiful boys, a loving and supportive husband, the most wonderful family, faithful and loyal friendships and a career that allows me to be everything I need to be to everyone. You guys have no idea how much I love and appreciate this space. Not only because it gives me the platform to share my life, things I’m passionate about and more but because every day I get to connect to women outside of my world. You guys have become my confidants, my friends, my cheerleaders and just my squad. I feel like I have such a loyal girl gang here and I feel so so lucky. So happy birthday to me! I’m going to eat pasta with my husband tonight without kids so woohoo!
In honor of my 32 years, I wanted to share 32 things I’ve learned that genuinely guide me through this life on a daily basis. I love you all! xoxo
Family is everything.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Push yourself! You’ll probably be surprised at what you can achieve.
Community is so important! Find your people and keep them close.
Being a parent is way better than I ever imagined.
I should have loved on my pre-baby body so much more (and my pre-baby boobs, I miss them).
There is power in saying NO.
You are much stronger than you think you are.
The key to success is kindness.
Take the risk.
Give a compliment.
Friendships will change but it is important to dedicate time to the ones most important to you.
Your time is valuable.
You are only confined by the walls you build yourself.
Every bad day leads you to a new tomorrow.
Nothing good happens after midnight.
I wish I would have studied abroad. TRAVEL!
You don’t have to have it all figured out after college.
Alone time and getting to know yourself is so important.
A hangover is far worse after the age of 25.
My parents were right about everything.
I think I was born to be a boy mom.
Buy the bag.
The hard days happen for a reason.
It is important to be selfish sometimes.
Make time for what is genuinely important to you.
Being a mom is the hardest thing I have ever done.
Crying is a form of therapy.
My siblings are the greatest gift I have ever received.
Treat your body right, it is the greatest thing you’ll ever own!
Marrying Dave was the best decision I have ever/will ever make.
Have a great week, friends!