♥ BIRTHDAY GIRL ♥
I am 28 years old today or as I like to say 28 years young hehe :p Crazy to think how quickly time passes by as you get older…feels just like yesterday I was in college in NYC and now I’ve been in LA for over 5 years, met my partner in crime and have been building a beautiful life ever since.
Most people as they get older dread birthdays as a constant reminder of aging but me, I look at it as an opportunity to reflect on how far I came over the years. That’s why I am sharing 28 things I have learned over my 28 years with ya’ll!
1. Always Believe in Yourself
Even when the going gets tough
2. Don’t take NO for an answer
Anyone who tells you you can’t do something should be your driving force to prove otherwise
3. Embrace Change
Typically change can lead to something amazing or even unexpected
4. Never Settle
Always push yourself to be the best you can be + that pertains to career, relationships, friendships + so much more
When you put on a smile the world smiles back – I truly believe this
6. Save for your Future
While I love to buy nice things, saving for your future is key + you should start as young as you can – it’ll help you in the long run
7. Try New Things
While I am a creature of habit, every time I travel to a new city or try a new dish it gives me a sense of adventure!
8. Love the Skin you are In
Embrace who you are + feel confident in how you look…the world will respect you for respecting + loving yourself
9. Always Continue to Learn
Whether it be an online class or a seminar, push yourself to continue to learn in whatever sector you are in, it helps better yourself in business + in the future
10. You can never go wrong with a LBD
When in doubt a little black dress is sure to impress
11. Invest in Quality over Quantity
This rings true when it comes to clothes, friends + so much more hehe :p, a few quality friends or pieces is worth more than a ton of icky ones
12. Be Patient
It’s hard sometimes to be patient but anything worth having takes time + life has a plan for ya so don’t rush it
13. Never Grow Up
Some may say I am a child for loving Disney and stuffed animals but never loose your child like wonder if you ask me
14. Always Believe
Even when times are tough + you feel helpless, believe in yourself + what you are looking to achieve + you’ll achieve your end result
15. Work Hard
nothing in life comes easy, if you want something work for it + work hard
16. Travel More
I have learned so much + experienced different cultures from exploring + traveling something I am lucky enough to do as I get older
17. Be Open
Over the years I have occasionally been closed off but I realized the more open you are to new people, experiences + ideas you will be able expand your horizons
18. Get Rid Of The Toxicity
Whether it be toxic friends, a toxic work place or a toxic relationship, know in your heart what is best for you + aim to eliminate any negativity
19. If the Shoe Fits buy it in EVERY Color
True believer in this, the second I get a pair of shoes that are comfortable I buy them in every color, stylish AND comfortable shoes are hard to come by!
20. Be Confident
Confidence is truly the best accessory you can have, if you are confident in yourself, everything else tends to fall into place.
21. Star Wars is Pretty Awesome
I was never big into Star Wars before I met my boo but this year a lot of big Star Wars milestones happened from the release of Rise of Skywalker to Galaxay’s Edge + so much more…now I am a Star Wars fan for life.
22. Distance Can Be Good
This year my relationship with some of my family members drifted apart, while some see it as a sad thing I see it as something that needed to happen in order to grow, learn + be independent. A co-dependent relationship is never healthy, even with family members.
23. If Something Is Meant To Be, It Will Be
I am such a firm believer in this, I wanted to run my own agency and build clientele for years but never knew if I could build the dream team to make this possible and secure clients I felt passionate about working with…but with some faith and hardships it finally happened!
24. Your Biggest Supporters Come From The Strangest Places
This year I made so many amazing friends on Instagram of all places, something I’ve continued to do since moving to LA but now I am expanding my horizons and becoming close with creatives all over – it’s so great to meet other like minded people that want to help you grow as much as you want to help + support them!
25. Expect The Unexpected
One of my biggest surprises this year was being asked to join the REVOLVE ambassador program – I was beyond stunned because although I am confident in myself, I was confident enough to know I wasn’t the usual ‘Look’ they go for so I never pursued them but it was an awesome feeling when they randomly approached me + they have been one of the most amazing partners I get to work with!
26. There’s Always Room For Improvement
I used to be horrible at taking constructive criticism or feedback but over the years I learned how to accept it + use it to make me a better person. Whether it be how to do a better job when it comes to work, how to be a better partner in my relationship etc, feedback helps you grow + learn – perfection doesn’t exist
27. Being Emotional In Business is a No No
When I was younger I was constantly emotional either angry, sad, frustrated etc at work or when trying to navigate certain tough situations…after years of seeing emotions don’t help solve a problem I am happy to report when you take emotions out of business things go a lot smoother!
28. Be A Source Of Good
This year I want to focus on giving back more to my community, those in need + those I can help through my experiences in life. I love speaking at conferences to aspiring influencers or marketers, I love giving back to charities + causes close to me + I love waking up each day knowing I can make a difference in peoples lives.
Are you someone that looks forward to your birthday or someone that dreads it?
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