Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Guys, I'm getting old. Maybe not as old as this guy and his white whiskers, but definitely old. This week I turn twenty-five. And in honor of this event, I would like to follow in the steps of my friend Victoria {who is mom to newly-born Carson --> birth story!} and list 25 things I've learned in 25 years of being alive. These are in no particular order and are definitely still being learned all the time. Without further ado,

  1. Everything is a story to be laughed at. Get to the laughter point sooner than later.
  2. Sisters make the best of friends.
  3. Best friends make the best of flatmates.
  4. God can be trusted all the time with anything. He can handle it.
  5. Goals are good, but they exist to make life better; life does not exist only in accomplishing goals.
  6. I don't have to live in the same state as someone to keep growing our friendship.
  7. Massages are gifts straight from the Lord above.
  8. It is perfectly acceptable and even admirable to admit when I'm struggling and to ask for help.
  9. Character counts.
  10. I don't have to be the best of buds with every person I meet, but I should be a good friend to them.
  11. I make mistakes. I have made them and I will continue to make them, and God keeps loving me.
  12. Find a swimsuit that works with you and then work that swimsuit. Heck to the yes.
  13. Just because nail polish stays on your toes forever does not mean that you should leave it on forever.
  14. There is nothing like the hope that is found in Jesus.
  15. Personality types are wonderful, but I don't have to fit perfectly into any "type."
  16. God's "no" means that something better is coming... I don't have to see it now to trust His answer.
  17. Life is very different from how I pictured it in my head, and that's okay.
  18. If there's something I want to do or see, I should just go for it and make it happen.
  19. Flexibility is key.
  20. Invest in good chocolate. I recommend sea salt.
  21. Sometimes talking with your bestie and getting "nothing" done is the best thing to do.
  22. Don't judge someone by what you think is their life story.
  23. If it's British television, a) I will watch it and b) at least one actor will be from Doctor Who.
  24. Listening is important.
  25. It is ok to not finish a book that is not worth your time; find one {or six} that are.
There you have it, folks. 25 life lessons from an almost-25-year-old. Enjoy!


  1. 25 certainly felt old to me (and here I am about to start my last year in my 20s O_o ). You make a beautiful 25 year old. :-)

    1. I think 25 seems old to me simply because it's a milestone and because I've thought about it for so long. :)
      Shucks, you're making me blush :)