In 3 days I'm turning 27, the big TWO SEVEN.. 3 years out from 30 (or nearly 30 as my mum recently said to me - thanks mum). Time flies when you are growing, learning, making mistakes, finding yourself, your path and your purpose, and boy have I been there, done that, and a whole lot more.
There is though a lot that I wanted to have done or become by 27, but I don't regret anything that I have done in my life, nor do I hold anyone or anything accountable for what has happened to me throughout my journey. I truly believe that I am exactly where I am meant to be right now in this very moment, even if it's not where I envisioned myself at 27, I am still so full of gratitude for the life I am blessed to live today.
To celebrate becoming a 27 year old I wanted to share with you 27 lessons that I have learnt a long the way..
Life truly is a gift.
The journey is always worth it.
Money is simply a part of life not a pursuit.
Try not to take life so seriously all of the time.
You define your own happiness.
You will make big mistakes before you make big successes.
Learn to love yourself first.
Feeling everything so deeply is not a curse.
There won't always be an answer for everything.
Asking for help is something worth practicing.
Life may not always go to plan.
Take notice who is actually there for you when you need it the most.
You can always start again.
Don't worry so much about the future that you aren't enjoying the present.
Make time to do what makes you feel good.
Put your energy into what you are doing not others.
Rid yourself of unrealistic expectations especially of others.
Those who hurt you are there to teach you.
You can always trust yourself.
Risks are sometimes worth taking.
Choose love over fear.
Don't be so hard on yourself.
You can achieve great things on your own.
Your passion can be your purpose.
Working hard is the solution to your dreams.
You are and always have been enough.
Incredible things happen when you follow your heart.
I hope you enjoyed this short and sweet pre-Birthday celebration post as much as I did writing it. Reflection is a beautiful thing. Here's to another 27 lessons and so, so many more to come. Dear life, you wild SPARKLY thing.. BRING IT ON.
All my love,