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40 Lessons As I Turn 40!

Today is my 40th birthday!  I’ve had friends turn 40 and cry because they can’t believe they’re do old.  Not me.  I’m super excited to be turning the BIG 4-0!  Each year is a year where I’ve learned a lot and have grown more into the person I’m meant to be.  

This past week, I’ve been looking back on the past year and reflecting on what’s I’ve learned and how I’ve grown. I’ve also like to take some time each year to dream about the year ahead and create a vision board.  

Today, I wanted to share with you 40 lessons from my 40 years!

  1. Surround yourself with friends who love you unconditionally and support your dreams.
  2. Wine and a night out with your girlfriends can solve a surprisingly ginormous amount of problems.
  3. Sometimes things come into our lives to teach us the power of letting go.
  4. Self love is a must!  
  5. Self care has to happen every day.
  6. Meditation has rocked my world.
  7. You are not defined by your past.  It was only meant to be a lesson, not a life sentence.
  8. You are so much stronger than you think!
  9. Don’t take things personally. It’s really not about you; it’s about them. 
  10. Learn to say no.  You can’t say yes to everyone and everything.
  11. Find mentors who push you and challenge you to be the best version of yourself.  (one of my mentors inspired me to make this list)
  12. When you forgive, you heal. When you let go, you grow.
  13. Wake up each morning with a grateful heart.
  14. Your kids grow up waaaay to quickly.  Treasure each day with them.
  15. Adaptogen herbs have been a game changer for my health.
  16.   Never underestimate the power of  coffee.
  17. I love my Facebook group and email followers.
  18. LuLaRoe makes the best leggings on the planet.
  19. My extended family will never, ever understand my business, and that’s OK.
  20. Someone will always have an opinion about something.
  21. I am passionate about helping other women improve their health.
  22. I have the pleasure and honor of working with amazing clients who are doing amazing things.
  23. Massage is not a luxury but a necessity. 
  24. I love Pilates (specifically on the reformer)
  25. I’ve learned that the most important thing in life, business, motherhood and all else is to never compromise on your integrity. Don’t compromise yourself — you’re all you’ve got.
  26. I’ve learned that you must know what you need, and give it to yourself whenever possible. That means eat when you’re hungry and sleep when you’re tired, regardless of what any clock tells you the time is. When you listen to your body, good things happen to it.
  27. I’ve learned that God doesn’t give us what we want; He gives us what we need. Every time.
  28. I’ve learned it’s always important to have fun and be silly. The funnier and sillier, the happier.
  29. I’ve learned that success comes at a cost — there is no free lunch. I will leave it at that.
  30. I’ve learned that self-esteem and confidence a take a lot of work to get there, but it’s the foundation to thriving.
  31. I’ve learned that family comes first. Period. No exceptions to the rule.
  32. I’ve learned that music is often the perfect solution to a bad mood.
  33. I’ve learned that you can never kiss your kids too often. And I’ve also learned that nurturing your child is the way to raise a winner.
  34. I’ve learned that change, while scary, is necessary to grow. We must adapt to change, and swim with the flow of the current, not against it.
  35. I’ve learned to love the haters. We all have naysayers, doubters and haters. Their words can hurt us, haunt us and tickle our insecurities. The important thing in life, is to take from it, learn from it, but not let it stop you.
  36. I’ve learned that when someone goes out on a limb and shows you their vulnerable side, encourage them. Praise their authenticity. You have no idea how hard it may have been for them to show you.
  37. Our parents did the best job they could with what they had at the time. Forgive them.
  38. You become more powerful than you can possibly imagine the moment you start believing in yourself.
  39. Never ever, ever, ever give your power away. To anyone. For any reason. Ever.
  40. I’ve learned that life is short, it ain’t no dress rehearsal and you’ve gotta WAKE UP to your life, or you could miss it, Ferris.

Thank you for spending my birthday with me.

I’d love to know: What have you learned about life?

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