38 Things I’ve learned In 38 years

Yall, tomorrow I’m turning 38 and I swear it just seems so unreal to me.  Like I still want to be in my EARLY twenties enjoying life to the ultimate fullest.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy life and all that it has to offer, however, I’m “grown, grown”!  At 38,  I’m two years from 40 and 12 years from 50.  Do you know how fast that will go by?  I remember my parents turning 40 and thinking that they were old and now here I am slowly turning the corner.  But it’s all good.  It’s a blessing to see another year and lately I’ve been reflecting on a few things I’ve learned over the years.

In no particular order; I’ve learned:

  1. Never trust birth control.  Even if it’s an IUD.
  2. A man who wants to be with you will make time for you.  Periodt!
  3. College debt is no joke.  In fact, it’s a curse.  But the experience was epic!
  4. A grandmothers love is priceless.
  5. It’s okay to be spoiled.
  6. Friends come and go and I’m okay with that.
  7. Every now and then, it’s good to change your hairstyle.
  8. I have a hard time dealing with deaths of close family members.
  9. Getting older is a reality.  Time goes by too fast.
  10. Sex in your 30s is a lot different than sex in you 20s!
  11. My parents always had my best interest at heart even when I didn’t realize it.
  12. Girl trips are necessary.
  13. You know you’re of age when you’re a wine lover.
  14. My daughter has been my biggest blessing.
  15. The older I get, the harder it is to lose weight.
  16. I need a live-in chef.
  17. There’s nothing wrong with splurging every now and then.  It’s necessary.
  18. Laughter is medicine for the soul.  Have fun and enjoy life while you can.
  19. Bills don’t die…they multiply.
  20. Step out the box sometimes.  Try something different.
  21. Love will come to you when you least expect it and from the unimaginable.
  22. Black women will always have to work twice as hard; 1-we’re women and still fighting for equal pay and 2-we’re black and always last on the list to be considered.
  23. I love spending time with my family.  Family time is very important to me.
  24. To listen to my body.  And to take care of it.
  25. Every woman should have a little money stashed away for a rainy day!
  26. There is value and benefits from having self worth!
  27. God NEVER fails!
  28. I’m somewhere in my future and I look much better than I look right now!
  29. Everything happens for a reason.
  30. I found the saying, “It’ll hurt me more than it’ll hurt you” to be true.  Tough love is necessary when it comes to children.
  31. Cruising will always be my favorite way to travel.
  32. My going out days are steadily decreasing.  It’s almost like a thing of the past. LOL
  33. To get the perfect boiled egg–boil for 10 minutes; then allow it to sit in the hot water for 10 minutes! Perfecto!
  34. Haters gonna Hate! Proverbs 9:8
  35. The older I get the less I sleep.  For now anyway.
  36. Buy the shoes.  Eat the Cake.  Drink the wine.  You only live once.
  37. I now know that I’m Afro-Cuban with Indian descent.  Connecting the pieces to this puzzle has been very intriguing.
  38. No matter how old I get, to never stop making goals and striving to reach them!

With all that being said…..ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MYSELF! I’ve learned a lot over the past 38 years but there is still a lot of life left in me and lot of things left to learn.  I’m forever evolving; so as I go into this next year of life I am eager to continue to learn and grow in areas I’ve never thought imaginable.

Drop a comment below of something you’ve learned over the years…or perhaps one of the items on my list hit home for you.  Please share!

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