Friday, May 2, 2014

27 Secrets of Life

Cause who doesn't want some secrets about totally winning at life? Even if it is from someone who's entire life is still up in the air (Details, details...). This was a post idea from one of my favorites (The Life of Bon) and she's featuring some of the best ones on her blog on Monday. Since it's Friday afternoon - and who wants to think of a unique blog post on a Friday- I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and join in. Bonnie did 26 secrets, but since I'm 27, I thought I would go with that number.

And yes... that is the same photo I posted of my new haircut a few days ago. I haven't had time to take more so... yeah. That's just how it goes. This secrets to life thing is going great so far isn't it?

1) Always have a book or two to read at a time, and don't let much time pass between books. In the book I'm currently reading (How I Paid for College) One of the characters talked about how this saved his life. While this is going to be a bit of an extreme- he had a great point. Always have a book. Always.

2) Speaking of books- be sure to always carry purses which can carry said books/whatever you read e-books on. Even better if it can hold both. It saves you a lot of trouble.

3) Be willing to go with changes. Whether it's changes in your life, technology, culture, etc. Change will happen and sometimes it's just better to go with it.

4) Keeping this in mind - don't forget the past either. Don't glorify it, but learn from it too. It's one of the lessons we learned from The Lion King.

5) Remember that purse which can hold a book/tablet/e-reader? Yeah, keep a notebook or journal in there too. I don't write in my journal as much as I'd like, but I try to have it with me as often as I can. Sometimes you need to jot down an idea or simply need to write about something you can't put on the internet.

6) It's okay to keep people as friends on Facebook. Even if you haven't talked to them in a long time. Especially if you're still on good terms. You never know when you'll need that connection again.

7) On the same note- there are also times when you need to let go of people.

8) Basically, have a good balance. Know when to keep a door open and when to close it.

9) You're never too old for Mac 'n Cheese.

10) Frozen meals in bags which you can cook on the skillet are amazing - especially if you are an awful cook like I am.

11) Get to know the workers at the places you frequent like restaurants, Starbucks, your favorite store, etc. Those people can make your day sometimes.

12) You don't need to step up to every argument you disagree with which comes your way. It's exhausting to always feel you have to defend your thoughts and beliefs.

13) This one technically isn't mine, but I think it's awesome anyways. "Preach the gospel always. Use words when necessary." - St. Francis

14) It's amazing what a new haircut can do for your mood.

15) People won't always remember what you say. But they will remember how you make them feel.

16) When a close friend has a birthday send them an actual text message or make a phone call if you can't see them in person. It's so much better than a generic Facebook wall post.

17) Sometimes, you just have to jump, even if you don't know what's at the bottom.

18) Accept who you are an own it.

19) But also don't always make the excuse "But that's just how I am" when you make a mistake. It doesn't give you an excuse to make poor choices and be a jerk.

20) When you mess up, own up to it. People tend to respect those who own their mistakes more than those who try to pretend they're perfect.

21) It's far less stressful to be early all of the time than late all of the time

22) It's not shallow if you want to feel pretty. You want to wear a cute outfit, do your hair, put on makeup, and get your nails done? Go for it!

23) But don't let looks control your life. It's a whole balancing act.

24) When you need to make a list, when you can divide a point into 2 points DO IT.

25) Create stuff. It can be writing, painting, sculpting, cooking, growing something, music, theatre - WHATEVER. Creativity is holy.

26) When you try to see the best in people, you might be more vulnerable, but you'll be more open and build strength along the way.

27) As Ellen says... be kind to one another.

What are some of your life secrets?


  1. OMG! I am SOOO with you on these secrets to life! I was going to list my favorites, but I realized it was basically all of them, lol. I've found that it's best to decompress once in a while and try not to stress too much (easier said then done I know, but it's important to have relaxing times). My other secret is surrounding yourself with people that make you happy and don't bring you down. (That's why we are best friends, I'm always happy when I'm with you!!!)

  2. I love this idea! Reading your post makes me smile :) I love finding one small thing a day that makes me smile or that reminds me to enjoy the little things every day. I take a quick picture and look back at them at the end of the week to remind me of how much happy I had that week :) Love your post!

  3. laugh and love a lot, don't take things too seriously, don't be afraid of change, don't let fear be your guide, take some risks, don't doubt yourself (since we're our own worst enemy), have a little faith, live in the present.

    Vodka and Soda

  4. YES to #9! Has been and always will be one of my favorites! :)

  5. Lovely post. I especially like the creativity point, that one is very important, at least in my opinion.

  6. I love having books with me at all times too. I have a kindle at home and it syncs to the kindle app on my phone, which is perfect!

  7. These are great! I may "borrow" this idea soon =)


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