In celebration of my 28th birthday, I compiled a list of 28 things you should do.
Because, obviously, I know what I’m talking about.
1. Have a weekend life that you enjoy. Maybe it’s going out with your friends on Friday night or sleeping in on Saturday morning; either way, it’s so important to have weekends that you relish.
2. Save money. It will make life easier.
3. Learn to compromise.
4. Learn a few easy recipes and keep the ingredients on hand. It’ll simplify your life.
5. Dream big.
6. Enjoy friends at different stages of life. I love that some of my best friends have older kids, some have babies, some are engaged, some are single… it’s fun to live each stage along with them.
7. Enjoy your own stages of life.
8. Work your butt off for something.
9. Host friends at your house. There’s something about having people at your house that’s so much more intimate than going out.
10. Take on leadership roles at work. It will push you.
11. Serve someone who can’t repay you. Go out of your way for a stranger or someone who will never know.
12. Make a big deal out the momentous occasions of friends and family members.
13. Have a TV show that owns you. There’s just something about sitting in your sweatpants under a blanket watching your favorite show. That one that you’ve looked forward to since last week’s episode.
14. Invest in a core group of friends. Go on trips with them, celebrate with them, cry with them.
15. Submit every area of life to God’s direction.
16. Invest in makeup that lasts all day. Seriously, it’s life-changing.
17. Learn how to do something new.
18. Enjoy fashion. It shouldn’t be something stressful. Wear what you like.
19. Invest time into a hobby just because your spouse is interested and do it together.
20. Find a devotional book that pulls you in every single day. I’m all about Jesus Calling or my new fave, Jesus Today.
21. Surround yourself with those who make you laugh. Because laughter is good for the soul.
22. Turn up the music. It will make things better. Promise.
23. Reminisce on your favorite memories.
24. Don’t be afraid to ask for and accept help. Your family and friends are where it’s at.
25. Learn to forgive. Holding a grudge isn’t worth it.
26. Do something that you initially think is out of the realm of possibilities.
27. Buy a gift for someone “just because.” No birthday, Christmas, graduation? Get it anyway.
28. Learn to think ahead but realize that God’s plans are way better than ours anyway so be f l e x i b l e .