March 30, 2015

27 things I have learned in 27 years

Hi there!
Tuning in today to give you the obligatory/cliche birthday post. What is even more fun about birthdays? Coming into work to find out the company website you manage has been hacked by Islamic terrorist hackers. Real cool world, real cool.
Regardless, it is my birthday and I'm going to make the best of it. Cross your fingers for me and my hosting service - may we be please be in the clear by the end of the day.
Happy belated birthday to my beautiful grandmother. I miss you, always.
It's a little strange for me to say I have been alive for 27 years. TWENTY SEVEN. That number even 5 or 6 years ago would have been unfathomable.
I  will say though, that the mid-late 20's provides you a lot of insight into yourself, and into life.

So here are 27 things I have learned in my 27 glorious years:
  1. Laughing is the best medicine
  2. A night well spent can be on your own couch
  3. A Mani-Pedi is always worth the money (treat yo' self!)
  4. Drink good beer (or add orange juice to the cheap stuff)
  5. My dog is the best investment I ever made
  6. It's ok to put yourself first
  7. Saving money is hard
  8. Treasure the people who treasure you, don't waste time on those who don't
  9. Fresh cut flowers make everything better
  10. It's human to have cheat days (or weeks)
  11. Hitting snooze will always be ok
  12. The DVR is possibly the best invention of all time
  13. Have a hobby (or 2 or 3) and do it often
  14. Working out actually does make you feel better
  15. Having a car payment sucks
  16. Travel as often as you can
  17. Sometimes a girls night is necessary
  18. Target trips need to include popcorn
  19. There's no such thing as too many shoes/swimsuits/purses
  20. It's ok to flaunt a good hair day
  21. You don't have to shower every day (don't think I'm gross please)
  22. Hanging with your parents is not un-cool, it's awesome
  23. Life is short, buy the shoes
  24. When in doubt call, don't text
  25. Caffeine is a necessary evil
  26. There's not a lot better than live music/concerts (especially outdoors)
  27. You control your own happiness
Do you have a life lesson I need to add? I feel like my list could be stronger..

Happy Monday lovers!

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  1. Love this! Happy birthday dear, and good luck with the hack!

  2. Happy birthday!!! We have the exact same birth day... down to the year!! :) here's to 27!!

  3. Happy birthday!!! We have the exact same birth day... down to the year!! :) here's to 27!!

  4. Isn't it funny how 25, 26, 27 seemed so far away and so old in our early 20s? I love the lessons you've learned too. I found myself nodding and agreeing to the majority of them. Happy birthday again lovely!

  5. Happy Birthday to YOU! :) I love your list and agree with pretty much all of them! I'll be turning 28 next month and honestly late 20's is where it's at! I've never been happier!!

  6. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! I love your list, they are all so true!!! I hope you have a fabulous day and work doesn't wreak too much havoc!

  7. I think you have learned most of the important stuff based on your list so you re in good shape!! Happy Birthday!

  8. I love this! What a fun post- and how TRUE! Happy Birthday!

  9. Happy birthday, love bug!!! Hope it was a great one just like you! :)

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  11. That comment was removed by the author because I mistyped your name. It's nearly 1am. I blame exhaustion. Anywho - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURA! Still love your list and still hope the site thing got straightened out. Cheers!

  12. Happy birthday girlfriend. They seriously hacked your website?! Ah! Whoa.

  13. wait. ORANGE JUICE in cheap beer? I might have to try that. PS HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! PPS I can't believe that website hack! good luck with that one! PPPS FLOWERS. 100% all. the. time.

  14. Even though I snapchatted it it isn't unofficial until its on here: Happy (now belated) Birthday!

    Orange juice in beer?! What! I've never gotten popcorn while I've shopped at Target but I'm tempted every.single.time. Next trip I take to Target I just might have to finally give in!

  15. Happy birthday again haha. I love this list and it's all so true. I wanted to do a 25x25 list and that totally didn't happen, so I'd add "It's okay not to finish something" to the list!