Hey guys! Welcome back. It’s my birthday!!! And I share this with you because I wanted to share a bit about me and what I have learned in the 22 years that I have been alive. I want to share the things that I have learned and the things that have shaped the person that I am. I want to share the fact that this is the year I will unapologetically be myself. It’s time to be authentic in every way. So starting now I want to share all the things I have learned and give you more insight into who I am.

1. You are going to get criticized no matter what. So do your thing.

When I first started blogging I didn’t want to share it because I was afraid of being criticized. That is true for most things in my life. But I have learned that everyone is criticized for something, so we might as well just do what we love and not worry about what other people are thinking.

2. Being rude gets you nowhere in life.

Being rude is not a good quality to have. I have learned that kindness really does go a long way. It’s not about being a pushover, but rather someone who is willing to help someone in need or say something nice to someone having a bad day. It’s about showing compassion and respect.

3. You never know.

You never know what someone is going through. You never know what is coming around the corner. You never know what God has in store for you. You just never really know. I certainly learned this this year. If you had told me a year ago that I would be engaged right now, I wouldn’t have been able to believe it.

4. You can’t change people.

No matter how hard you try, you can’t change people. They have to change themselves. But if you stick around and let them believe that they don’t need to change, they will never understand. It’s not up to your to change people but to change yourself. If you are unhappy, move on. What’s meant to be will be.

5. If you want something, work for it.

You can’t expect people to just give you things. Because like it or not, the world doesn’t revolve around you. You have to work for what you want. You may not always get what you want, but you can at least try. If you aren’t willing to work for it, than the chances of you getting it are way lower.

6. Worrying gets you nowhere.

I used to be a chronic worrier. And I still worry more than I should, but I now understand that it does no good. Because if I am worrying about something I have control over, then I can do something about it. But worrying about anything else does me no good because it won’t change anything.

7. Perfection does not exist.

There is no such thing as perfection. Unless you’re you know, God. But other than that nothing is perfect. There is no perfect person for you. That doesn’t mean you should settle, but it means you should understand that no one will be just right. There is no perfect moment. Just go out and give it your all.

8. People won’t always stay in your life forever.

Sometimes people leave. They won’t stay forever. And that’s okay. That doesn’t mean they were any less important or you shouldn’t be sad when they leave. It just means that you have to come to terms with the fact that they were only meant to be in a chapter, not the whole book.

9. Let go of the past.

Hanging on to the past does you no good. It’s important to let it go so you can move on and start to be the best version of yourself. You are not the same person you once were and that’s a good thing. It means that you have grown and learned and you see life in a new way. Don’t discredit that.

10. Trust your gut.

It knows what it is talking about. Whether it is telling you you are doing the right thing or you should run as fast as you can, your gut can tell you a lot. So don’t ignore. Really pay attention and make sure that you are doing what is best for you in every situation that you can.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. In honor of my birthday I am giving a 50% discount! Use the code BIRTHDAY22 at chackout for 50% off. It ends at midnight CST! You can go to the “Coaching” tab at the top of the screen to check out what products and services I offer! Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!

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2 thoughts on “Age 22: The Year Of An Authentic Me

  1. Happy birthday! Speaking of living life authentically, have you read the book The Authenticity Principle by Ritu Bhasin? Personally, this book really inspired me to start living authentically. Still working on figuring out exactly what that is for me though.

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