A mantra for 28 (or any birthday, really)

6 life lessons I've learned the hard way

You are (probably) a good person who deserves happiness. Do right by yourself, always.

It greatly helps to master the art of not giving a fuck. We all have a limited number to give, and you don’t want to waste yours unnecessarily.

Know your priorities. Stay true to them. Everything falls into place from there.

When you feel stuck and there is a clear way out, no matter how difficult that path may be, start walking in that direction.

Listen to your body. It will tell you when enough is enough.

Life is messy and grey; people are fallible and complicated. So forgive yourself, for the past and for all the screw ups that lie ahead.

10 thoughts on “A mantra for 28 (or any birthday, really)

  • Reply Taylor Lee @ Yuppie Millennial July 6, 2016 at 23:23

    Happy birthday!

  • Reply Ciana July 7, 2016 at 00:12

    Happy Birthday!

    Forgiveness is actually a tough padlock to unlock, but once it’s been achieved, it’s pretty relieving to rid the mind, body and soul of the grudge/emotions.

  • Reply Sense July 7, 2016 at 01:12

    Happy birthday from a fellow July bday baby, albeit a decade apart! Have a great one.

  • Reply Our Next Life July 7, 2016 at 09:48

    Love all of these — they definitely still apply to me in my late 30s. 🙂 Happy birthday!

  • Reply Martin - Get FIRE'd asap July 7, 2016 at 12:14

    Happy birthday Muse. I have to say I have certainly managed the art of rationing ‘give a fucks’ these days. Love ya work.

  • Reply Linda July 8, 2016 at 10:42

    Happy birthday! You’re much wiser at 28 than I was at 40!

  • Reply Julie@ChooseBetterLife July 8, 2016 at 11:22

    Happy Birthday!
    This is the beauty of getting older- knowing what’s important to you and caring less what others think. Isn’t it wonderful?!?

  • Reply Amanda | musicalpoem July 8, 2016 at 13:19

    Happy happy birthday! I love that last one the most 🙂

  • Reply Leigh July 12, 2016 at 14:30

    Happy birthday! Here’s to 28.

  • Reply J @ Hey, It's Just Money! July 15, 2016 at 14:06

    I hope I’m not so late (I mean 9 days isn’t too late, is it?), happy birthday! I hope you had a great one! And yes to not giving a fuck – makes life so much easier.

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