Today I get to celebrate four decades of being alive on this amazing planet! I am so grateful for all the people who have been a part of my journey (you know who you are!) and everything that helps me live with a greater understanding and respect for life.
So for my birthday this year I want to share with you 40 lessons I have learned in 40 years of life 🎂 It’s a list worth growing into… still working on that;)
Celebrate your authentic self. Stop trying so hard to gain the validation of others. Be you in a world that’s trying to influence every move you make.
Embrace change. Challenges are uncomfortable but they keep us growing.
Learn to adjust the sails of your life to unpredictable winds, while keeping your focus clear on your destination, and keep sailing until you get there.
Seek to understand.
Look. There are always angels around you.
Love with unrelenting demands and conditions is codependency.
True acceptance is the greatest gift you can ever grant a loved one.
- Don’t be afraid to feel the wind under your wings.
Just do it.
Listen even when it’s hard.
You don’t want “perfect” people in your life.
- It’s when the tough gets going that the champs are separated from the chumps.
Transform your suffering into growth. The most massive characters are seared with scars. Behind every beautiful life, there’s been some kind of pain. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.
Keep stepping forward even when it hurts because your inner strength will carry you through.
Do small things with huge amounts of love.
Fall in love with the life you have.
Not everyone you trust will be trustworthy.
What doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger… and better if you don’t let it make you bitter.
Simplify with sophistication.
Follow your passion… but make sure it matches the marketplace.
Do everything you can to make your dreams come true and believe in a higher power.
In life, you get what you ask for. And the value you deliver.
The world owes you nothing. And everything.
You’ll be surprised how little people think of you. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Sometimes the person you want the most is the person you’re better off without.
Dare to believe in a better world. And do what you can to make it so.
You are powerful beyond measure.
Look deep into nature. You will see everything better.
Embrace silence. Stillness is something to treasure.
Life is not about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.
Enjoy the journey.
It’s ok to fall apart for a little while.
Keep going. A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Gaze with wonder at the stars. There’s power in understanding how small you really are.
Stop living through the lens of friends’ social media highlight reels. The human part of you needs love, compassion, + understanding. ❤ Not shaming, comparing, + rejecting.
Dance. Play. Don’t stop doing what makes your heart sing.
Tomorrow is another day. Until it isn’t.
Keep loving. Keep living with gratitude.
My heart is full! So grateful for all who’ve allowed me to show up with more lightness, authenticity, and freedom.
I am looking forward to this new chapter of my life where I get to use all that I’ve acquired these past 40 years. I’m surrounding myself with more people who push me to be a more courageous explorer; a more inspired mother; a more present friend; a more supportive partner… to KEEP LIVING and KEEP LOVING.
👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Now it’s your turn. What is the lesson you’ve learned you want to share?