28 Things I've Learned in 28 years.

June 8, 2015

Today's my 28th Birthday! Hooray! I love birthdays and not just my own. What's better than celebrating someone you love. I just love birthdays! This past weekend Adam surprised me and took me to Breckenridge for the weekend! It was such a nice escape into the cool mountains to relax, drink delicious beverages, eat great food and spend some time together. Oh, how lucky am I that I get to spend the rest of my birthdays with him.

This feels a bit narcissistic, writing a post about me and my thoughts, but hey it's my birthday and my blog so I do what I want! :) This post is dedicated to me and the 28 Things I've learned in the past 28 years.
  1. Be Kind.
  2. Work harder.
  3. Always say thank you. 
  4. Don't be afraid to go after your dreams, even if it means failing many, many times. 
  5. Marriage is the greatest thing. 
  6. You can sleep when you're dead. 
  7. Being right isn't always worth it. 
  8. Make sure to remember the details.
  9. Take pictures.
  10. Don't tear your ACL, it sucks. 
  11. Travel often.
  12. Take care of your body, but spoil yourself too, a little wine never hurt anyone. 
  13. Be present. Put your phone away. Turn off the TV. Enjoy the people around you.
  14. Everything in moderation.
  15. Hand-write notes to people. Call people on the phone. Look people in the eyes. Make people feel important. 
  16. Get a planner, use it. Missing important dates is not good. 
  17. Be on time. (I'm constantly working on this) Respect other peoples time.
  18. Call your mom. 
  19. Iron your clothes. 
  20. Surround yourself with people who are good for you.
  21. Lean on people when you need it, and let them lean on you. 
  22. Read your Bible. Study your Bible. 
  23. Use spell check. There is nothing worse than a 20-something year old that can't spell. You're = you are. Your = your. Learn it, love it, use it. 
  24. Do what you love. 
  25. I hold the key to my own happiness. My happiness should not be dependent on anyone else. 
  26. Never cut bangs. 
  27. Get a dog. 
  28. Love always, love deeply and love with your whole heart. 
P.S. Happy 2nd Anniversary to these two lovebirds! I feel so lucky I get to share my birthday with their wedding anniversary! That was such a fun fun day, I wish we could relive it every day! I pray God continues to bless you always! 


  1. Happy Birthday!

    Great list! Get a dog - I think that's my favorite. My dog is sleeping at my feet.

    My daughter is Kristin Grace!

  2. Those are great bits of advice, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  3. Happy birthday! This is a great list!

  4. Happy Birthday!! You have learned a lot! Definitely don't tear your ACL. Bless your heart!

  5. Happy Birthday! This is a really sweet list. You learned a lot in 28 years. Love #5! :)

  6. Happy birthday to you! I love the one... never cut bangs. Every time I do, I hate them. Enjoy the next 28 years and many more!

  7. Happy birthday! What a great list of lessons! I totally agree with putting the phone away and being present; something I'm working on right now!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

  8. #7 is one of my favorites.

    And Happy Birthday!!

  9. Happy birthday beautiful! I think everyone needs a dog in their life, too :) PS - its my puppy's birthday today, too!


I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen