Each year a new yet old phenomenon occurs: I face the reality of aging. I’ve learned life lessons and faced fearful facts to grow into the woman I am today.
Each year I acknowledge that time flew even faster, my back aches more, and youth is ever farther from view.
This year I decided to log a few life lessons. This list isn’t exhaustive by any means. Most lessons listed below I learned in college years and rather recently.
#1 Time mocks everyone
#2 Food is creativity
#3 Wounded people and scarred people are not the same
#4 Everyone has doubts
#5 Your priorities prioritize your time
#6 Tomorrow isn’t the best day
#7 Sometimes your friends are your poison
#8 Dance while you can–especially in the rain
#9 Balance involves falling and getting back up
#10 The best laughs follow heavy tears
#11 True friends don’t require shunning
#12 Naps can save or break you
#13 You can only be you
#14 Communication is key
#15 Fries for all woes
#16 Always dream big and work harder
#17 True friends won’t always say what you want to hear
#18 Family does not always equal friends
#19 You are either your biggest competitor or worst cheerleader
#20 Everyone sees things differently but feels in the same ways
#21 Don’t second guess yourself–only your motives and those of others
#22 If you’re still talking then you aren’t fully listening
#23 Everyone needs help to thrive
#24 Surviving is not equal to thriving
#25 Thriving leaves legacies behind
What lessons have you learned in your earth orbits? Which ones resonated with you?