Last year for my birthday I wrote a list of 25 things I had learned by the end of my 25 years. And, true to my personality, I jumped right on in to this post, started writing the middle before the intro ever crossed my mind. I had totally forgotten about my post from last year, however, I didn't forget much of the advice. As I read through last year's post, and the meat of this post, I noticed, many are the same.
I apparently feel very strongly about folks finding a dish they're good at making & taking it to potlucks. I don't even go to that many potlucks! I am also a great cook - so I usually volunteer to make something to round out the selection.
So then I thought maybe I should change the title to 1"2 things, including 4 I've already posted about, that I learned this past year". But, that didn't have quite the same ring to it. So, I stuck with the title as is. Don't let the title fool you though. Considering I'm just starting my 27th year of life, it didn't feel right to claim I had learned 27 things, especially since I can only seem to come up with 12. And I'm not feeling especially loquacious (ha!) today.
Instead of more knowledge dropping - I present to you, mostly a post with pictures of "Baby Jessie". I was, and continue to be adorable and photogenic. Unless I've decided I'm not feeling it. In which case, see "the face". Side eye game strong.
1. Sometimes waving is more infuriating than flicking someone off. Someone honks at me in traffic? I like to give a sarcastic little wave to thank them for expressing themselves, but also let them know "I do what I damn well please".
3. Sometimes you have to flex your grown-up muscles, because you can, by eating ice cream, FOR DINNER.
4. Having more friends isn't always a bad thing.
6. Just because you love something 85% of the time doesn't mean you'll always love it. Like running. Sometimes it makes me want to punch someone, sometimes it keeps me from punching someone.
7. Find a dish or two you're good at making, and could make with your eyes closed. Take that to every potluck you ever go to. Pick one that is simple.
8. Spend less money than you make.
10. One day - you will wake up and feel old. It won't happen gradually. It will happen all at once. You'll find a grey hair, or your knees will crack, or whatever. It's a thing.
11. Figure out what colors flatter your skin tone - wear more of those colors.
12. Ask for what you want. The worst someone can say is "No".
I'm a year older, but it feels like more. All of a sudden I'm not in my mid-twenties anymore, cue my late twenties, and the desire to panic. The good news about that is there is no time to panic. I'm excited to see what 27 will bring - I already know I have some big things and big life headed my way. Bring it on 27 - bring. it. on.
Tell me something good.
What's something you would go back & tell your 21 year old self?
What about your 16 year old self?
Linking up with Amanda.