I'll let you all in on a little secret.
August 2nd is my birthday. Shhhh!!!!!!
For those who are new to R&W, I get anxiety just thinking about aging.
In the last few days of my 27th year, I've been browsing through pictures and reflecting.
My 27th year has been filled to the brim with memories that I'll cherish forever.
It has also been filled with lessons and new habits that I'll most likely reflect on for life.
Of course I'll share these little nuggets of wisdom with all of you!
Ten things all woman should learn before the age of 28.
1. Never stop educating yourself.
At this ripe old age many people pride themselves on reaching their educational plateau.
Whether it's through conventions or books or webinars or a master degree, keep feeding your brain.
I recently got a very high praise by a corporate honcho for my continuing efforts to educate myself.
2. Your eye brows shape your entire face.
I've been getting overly happy with a tweezer since before I even hit my twenties!
It wasn't until recently that I learned barely there eyebrows in a comma shape is NOT hot.
I've been growing them in and rocking brow filler ever since. And, yes, people actually notice!
3. Save your money to make lots of memories.
My husband and I love to spoil ourselves with nice "things" that we really don't need.
After staring at two empty picture frames we realized our "things" are empty without memories!
The frames will be temporarily filled with pictures of the Eiffel tower until further notice.
4. Dreaming is never going to make things happen.
There are many days and nights that I'll dream of all the things in my life I want changed.
This is the first year that I pushed away the excuses and made things happen.
I mean, you're dream job will forever be unattainable unless you submit an application!
5. Surround yourself with a successful and humble crowd.
Throw away the anchors that are bringing you down and keep the ones that hold you up.
It's totally true that success and kindness are contagious. Keep it around you!
Please don't confuse the term success with money. Although, money never hurts!
6. Always keep some Disney magic in your life.
You don't need to borrow a toddler to sing with The Little Mermaid or rock the Disney store.
Whether your three or thirty, the magic of Disney is always going to bring a smile.
It's amazing the flood of happy memories that consumes me during every Disney moment.
7. Master at least 3 scrumptious dishes.
By 28, you'll probably host things like dinner parties where you'll need to order or cook.
When possible, cook a meal to share with others and you'll be surprised at your burst of pride!
Not to mention this comes in handy when you have a family to feed !
8. Limit the advisers in your life.
Everyone has a different opinion and it will drive you nuts to consider them all.
Pick a handful of people you trust the most and look to those trusted few for guidance.
It took a hard lesson for me to learn this, but I got it and loud and clear!
9. Sugar should be on the list of legal drugs.
I've always been a sweets girl that loves her some chocolate, ice cream, and rainbow cookies!
I recently learned first hand that sugar gets you high and causes withdrawals.
It took a doctor's visit to learn that all the rice I feed the hubby causes major sugar side effects!
10. Capture your life in pictures.
This is the first year that I made a sincere effort to take lots of pictures, and I'm so glad I did!
You'll always enjoy looking back at your life and sharing those memories through pictures.
I have lots of you to thank for that! I regret all the years that I didn't preserve in a photo album.
What life lesson have you learned this year?