Thursday, March 31, 2016

32 Lessons

In honor of celebrating 32 years of life on this earth this month, I wanted to put together a list of 32 life lessons I've experienced. It's always nice to reflect on all the amazing things life has taught you, whether good or bad. Enjoy!

  1. A lot of misunderstanding, hurt, or sadness we feel can often be changed by perspective. Once I readjusted my perspective on things, I became a happier person.
  2. Love yourself more than anyone else. You will be able to love others better. 
  3. Distance yourself from those who interrupt your peace. Seriously, stop responding. If you must speak to them, do it sparingly. That includes friends & family. 
  4. Anxiety is a form of not having faith in God. Strengthen your faith and everything else will fall into place. 
  5. Try to find the good in everyone regardless if you can't stand them. 
  6. Understand that negative comments from others have absolutely nothing to do with you therefore NEVER take it personal.
  7. Choose your life. Don't let settle for what you can get.
  8. Eat healthy. Your body will thank you for it and you will feel better. 
  9. Exercise like your life depends on it. Because it actually does. It also helps your mood.
  10. Only offer your advice/opinion when someone asks you for it. Let people be.
  11. Stay open minded. To everything. Food. People. Ideas. Places. Perspectives. Things. It encourages growth.
  12. Read books. Good books. Books for entertainment, self help books, etc. There's a certain type of satisfaction I get when I complete a book that I enjoyed and/or learned from.
  13. Keeping it real with someone is the greatest gift you can give them.
  14. Only God alone can kill me. Like forreal. 
  15. Strive to build and maintain relationships with people you can learn from. Its one of the best investments you can make for yourself. 
  16. Recognize fuck boy shit EARLY and dead it. Seriously, do not entertain the foolery.
  17. What's for you will only be for you and nothing can change that. Understand that if it's not for you, that's okay.
  18. Men are simple as fuck. Just accept it. The quicker you accept it, the easier it is for you to get along with them. Embrace their simpleness.
  19. Learning new skills will only help you. Whether it's crocheting or deep throating. Learn something new. 
  20. People will throw sooooooooooooo much shade. Friends. Enemies. Family. Etc. Let them. 
  21. Folks who just entered your life will often care more about you and know you better than those you've known forever. 
  22. Always go with your gut. 
  23. Never take yourself too seriously. Live, love, laugh.
  24. Agree to disagree with people. Don't you dare waste all your energy trying to convince someone about anything.
  25. Take lots of pictures. Being able to look back on great memories in pictures is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
  26. Things will get better in due time. 
  27. Understand that there are people out there with less than you who are doing more than you. Use that to fuel your drive to be great. 
  28. Take time for yourself. Enjoy being with yourself.
  29. Be yourself. 24/7 365.
  30. Forgive everyone. Just don't fuck with them anymore.
  31. Fear is actually the root of all evil. Don't let it hold you back from something amazing ahead.
  32. Happiness truly is an inside job and you have to choose it.


  1. Love this so much! I have to share it! You da boo! Love seeing your growth! Simply inspiring, and dope on so many levels.

  2. in <3 with this list and cheering you on in your life!

  3. Mannnn look here, I agree with them all!! Love it! Absolutely in Love with your spirit Poi!!