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For some reason as this birthday approached, I became a little more sentimental than usual.. more reflective. I thought about writing a letter to my younger self (yes, I know… cheesy) but I realized that some of the most important life lessons I’ve learned haven’t come from life-altering situations, but instead, small moments. So instead of writing a long sappy letter to myself – I figured why not make a list of all the things, big and small, that have made an impact on my every day life so far. 

25 things I’ve learned in 25 Years

Life has been a little tricky lately. I mean, on paper it seems pretty good. I’m working for some really awesome people, I’m really plugged into my church, and I’ve got an amazing group of friends surrounding me, supporting me, and dreaming with me. And yet, for some reason, I feel so unsettled. It’s been like this for a while now. I’m normally a very content individual; It takes a lot to rattle me. However, I can’t seem to shake this feeling that I’m currently sitting on the sidelines of life. Probably because It feels like life is moving along faster for everyone around me. More specifically, it seems that everyone is getting married except for me. 

I’m Out of Control

If you know me at all or have followed me on social media for more than 3 days, you know that I drink A LOT of coffee. And while I’m constantly being told that my caffeine intake is unhealthy, the only side effect I have noticed so far is my teeth- they aren’t white. (3 lattes a day can do that to you.) 

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

January is coming to an end. And you know what that means! DRY January is also coming to an end. And for all five of you that haven’t given up on your 2018 resolutions, I salute you. 

Personally I have major FOMO – so all it takes is one phone call from a friend asking to go grab dinner or drinks and, of course, I cave. ( I can’t be the only one with this problem ) So while i don’t go drink that often, or drink heavily, it still takes some intentionality to say no to a happy hour with a friend.

Everything in Moderation

When I was younger, I had this idea of what a successful woman looked like. She wore a pencil skirt and sat at a big desk in her coveted corner office all day… (think Cameron Diaz in any movie she’s ever been in)  But fast forward to present day, and my idea of a successful woman looks very different. She is strong yes, but she is also gentle, she is intentional, and she has a sparkle that seems contagious. She might not have a corner office, she might not even work in an office. But she is successful because her goals are being achieved and her dreams are being chased.

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