Wednesday, April 25, 2012

30 THINGS

30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30.
Source: Glamour Magazine | Date Published: 1997

By 30, you should have..
-One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
-A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
-Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
-A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
-A youth you’re content to move beyond.
-A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
-The realization that you are actually going to have an old age -- and some money set aside to help fund it.
-An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account -- all of which nobody has access to but you.
-A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.
-One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
-A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
-Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
-The belief that you deserve it.
-A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
-A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.

By 30, you should know..
-How to fall in love without losing yourself.
-How you feel about having kids.
-How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
-When to try harder and when to walk away.
-How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
-The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.
-How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
-Where to go -- be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat -- when your soul needs soothing.
-That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.
-That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
-What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
-That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.
-Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
-Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
-Why they say life begins at 30

So, I have 8 more years to learn and experience all these! I can't wait to explore what life has to offer me! Thank You Lord for everything. :)

XOXO ♥