25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years

This week I turned 25 years old and I spent the week reflecting on my past, my present and my future.

Here is what I have learned:

  1. It is OK to cry. It does not make you any weaker. If anything, it means you are growing, maturing and allowing yourself to feel some type of emotion.
  2. As a little girl, your mothers independence was something you always aspired to have. Even as an adult, she is still your hero.
  3. Love will find you. Let love in. Love always wins. Love moves towards love.
  4. Calling and visiting your grandparents is the greatest contribution to this earth you could ever give. Life is constantly moving and it stops for no one but it does slow down for them. Appreciate them while you still have them.
  5. Loyalty will always be the most powerful word in your vocabulary.
  6. You can build a reputation of not being friendly because you do not smile as much as you possibly can.
  7. Waving at random children just to see if they will wave back is one of your favorite things to do.
  8. Mexican men who have labor jobs are the hardest working men in this country.
  9. Value Jehovah’s creation at every moment.
  10. Never stop photographing moments or things.
  11. You will never be too old for one of dads lectures. Just listen.
  12. Have patience with others. Most importantly have patience with yourself.
  13. When one door closes, Jehovah opens another on his time.
  14. If you talk a big game, you better back it up.
  15. Always be proud of who you are and what you are.
  16. It’s never too late to take care of your body or to try and improve.
  17. Be encouraged every day.
  18. Surround yourself with story tellers.
  19. You’re never too grown for a piggy bank. Save your money!
  20. You are privileged.
  21. The beauty of pain is that it is only temporary.
  22. God is always with you.
  23. Love should never be mediocre.
  24. Remain humble. There will always be someone better than you.
  25. You have to learn to love yourself before you can love anyone else.


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5 thoughts on “25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years

  1. This one of my favorite post. I love this so much. This post made me smile so hard this morning. Beautiful reminders and lessons we forget all the time. Beauty in the journey. I love you so. You’ve grown beautifully and are growing beautifully.


  2. Oh how true 4 is, I’ve grown up with only one grandparent, and in her recent years she has lost her memory of almost everything and everyone. It painful seeing someone so healthy and fit completely lose all memories, and to forget your name or who are. I try not to take her visits for granted. I loved this post, and I hope you had a wonderful 25th birthday! 🙂


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