TWENTY THREE THINGS I'VE LEARNED BY TWENTY-THREE

1.  Do things that make you happy.  Make sacrifices so you can be happy with the things that are most important.

2.  Take care of your body. It's an everyday process, so do it every day.

3.  Do it yourself. Love yourself, go after things you want, learn to work hard, be your own boss, buy yourself diamonds, don't wait for anyone to do it for you.

4.  Take control of your future.  If you are headed down the wrong road, stop, and turn around.  Take control and know that you have control to change where you are going.

5.  People will surprise you. That comes with both the good and bad, but yes, it'll surprise you.

6.  Good luck comes from hard work. So work hard, focus on that, and you'll notice that luck is on your side.

7.  Respect and love yourself, and don't put up with the shit you don't deserve.

8.  Balance is key.  or you'll go crazy.  take breaks and weekend getaways often.  you own this life, don't let it own you.

9.  be with someone who makes you laugh.  because life is a bitch sometimes, and nothing feels better than laughing in its face with the person you're with.

10.  The train doesn't stop.  Cherish the time you have with your parents.

11.  Trust your gut. If it doesn't feel right, it's probably not.

12.  Be you. There's too many people trying to be like others.

13.  Manners are important. Chew with your mouth closed, say please and thank you, write thank you notes, Bring flowers to your man's momma, and men- please keep opening those doors.  Thank you :)

14.  Be Vulnerable. You'll learn a lot about yourself.

15.  Confidence is more important than anything you have in your closet, and it's free.  So own it.

16. find something your passionate about, and dive in head first.

17.  meditate everyday.  For five minutes, twenty, or two. Whatever you have time for.  You will feel so much more clarity in your life.

18.  music really is the best medicine. It either puts a fire in your heart, a smile on your face, or helps you during the not so great times.

19.  Karma is a bitch.  Don't say I didn't warn ya.

20. read labels. Or stay away with things that have labels.  eat things from the earth, not from a lab.

21.  Your skincare is just as important. your skin is an organ.  What do you put on your body everyday?  Think about it.

22.  don't take things for granted & Don't play games.  value others; they are in your life for a reason.

23.  it's okay not to have everything figured out.  we're all in this life together, so smile a little and enjoy the ride. xx