28 things i've learned in 28 years of life.
Maybe it’s because I’m still on this side of 30 that I think aging is something to be celebrated - or so say those nearing 60. Or maybe it’s because I need something to look forward to, to get me out of my annual PCD (Post-Christmas Depression) slump. But birthdays are a blessing and a great opportunity to age proudly and gracefully, to revel in life and the fact that you’ve made it this far!
This year, we didn’t plan to fly to Disneyland for my birthday, but it just so happened to unravel that way…and I’m not mad about it. You see, being conceived on a romantic trip to the magical kingdom 28 years and nine months ago – Disney is kind of my thing.
Having frequented Disneyland too many times to count, this trip in particular, is a pinch extra special than the rest for four reasons:
1. I get to enjoy the magic on my actual birth date, instead of near it.
2. This will be our last big-ish vacation before Derek officially begins OTS. (When we’ll be apart for two whole months.)
3. Since our annual passes expired, and with so much uncertainty to jump start this Air Force adventure, we haven’t planned a trip to the parks in nearly two whole years! (A confusion to many.)
4. The Christmas décor is still up and I didn’t miss it! (Squeal! God loves me!)
In honor of my 28th, aside from wearing all the sparkly ears I own, sipping on Dole Whips ‘til my brain freezes, devouring as many churros as possible, hopping on ride after ride all the while mourning the loss of Tower of Terror (I never got closure!), and smooching my man on Main Street during the firework show, I decided to sprinkle my blog with a list of the things I’ve learned over the years - because lists are also my favorite!
I hope you enjoy!
28 Things I've Learned in 28 Years of Life:
1. God is REAL.
2. Sticking to your budget is more freeing than not having one at all.
3. Disney is just as much for adults as it is for children. (We can appreciate the magic differently.)
4. Bad company corrupts good character.
5. The monthly fee for premium membership on Spotify is worth it.
6. Saying “no” or "let me think it over/discuss it with my spouse" the first time, is better than flaking or spreading yourself too thin.
7. Being fashionably late is not a thing.
8. The two minutes it takes to put things away immediately is less work than getting to it later and letting things pile up.
9. Her success is not my failure. (Contentment > Comparison).