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40 Things I Have Learned Before Turning 40!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well and making the most of the summer months. My 40th Birthday will be in 5 days! I have mixed feelings about it if I’m being honest. For one I can’t quite get my head around how fast the last decade has flown by! It seems like no time since I was hitting the 30 mark. I was far from impressed about turning 30 and am less impressed about turning 40. Damn, I’m getting old!! Anyway I just thought I’d come on and share a few things that I’ve learned in my 40 years living on this planet we call Earth….

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  1. Friends come and go, some of the best stick around, but family will always be there.
  2. Grief is the worst pain you will ever experience.
  3. It’s Ok not to have your shit together before 40, you will work on getting your shit together for the rest of your natural life and maybe never will and that’s OK.
  4. You will always have regrets about people and missed opportunities, try not to dwell on them, it steals today’s joy.
  5. Never let anyone dull your sparkle.
  6. Love deeply, forgive quickly and never go to bed on an argument, it may be the last time you get the chance to speak to someone.
  7. Eat the cake
  8. Buy the shoes
  9. Go on the holiday, life experiences are priceless and memories last forever.
  10. Be young, be wild and be free!
  11. Sing in the car or in the shower and dance like nobody is watching.
  12. If you have a bucket list, start ticking those challenges and experiences off!
  13. Don’t let people take advantage.
  14. It’s Ok to walk away from friendships if they are bad for your mental health.
  15. Some people will only need you if you fit inside their box, walk away!
  16. Set yourself goals and stick to them.
  17. Don’t envy the lives of others, focus on YOU!
  18. Understand that sometimes those who run you down are doing so because of their own insecurities.
  19. Never give up on a dream, strive every day to make it reality.
  20. Spend quality time with your loved ones.
  21. Turn off your phone from time to time and focus on the here and now.
  22. Don’t beat yourself up about past mistakes, it won’t change things, move on.
  23. It’s Ok to have flaws, even celebrities need their photos airbrushed.
  24. Don’t worry if someone doesn’t like you, you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s OK.
  25. Being popular is not all it’s cracked up to be, some of the most popular people are the most fake!
  26. Your circle will get smaller as you age, remember it’s quality, not quantity.
  27. Wear the mini skirt! if you feel confident wearing it, that’s all that matters.
  28. Don’t worry about feeling out of touch with the youth of today, somewhere down the line they will also loose touch.
  29. Listen to old songs.
  30. It’s never too late to further your education.
  31. Marriage is not a life sentence, you can always get parole if it’s not working.
  32. Go to Walt Disney World at least once in your life, you may not think it’s your thing, but it’s the perfect way to relive your childhood.
  33. You will learn that it’s Ok to say no.
  34. Be kind, thoughtful and considerate. A kind gesture might just make someones day.
  35. Explore your own country, you could miss out on it’s beauty otherwise.
  36. You will age, you can’t stop the hands of time. Embrace your laughter lines, it shows you have lived and had fun doing so.
  37. Never give up if you’re single, Mr or Mrs Right will appear when you least expect it.
  38. It’s Ok to be single, don’t accept a second rate guy or girl just because you feel alone, some of the happiest people never get married!! ( Just look Kylie, she never ages and she’s bloody minted!)
  39. Try to keep stress levels low, stress and worry won’t change a situation.
  40. and finally….love the life you live, live the life you love!

Speak soon

Jules xox

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