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33 things I’ve learned so far


Honestly, I never really liked celebrating my birthday. Especially when I was reaching the big 3 -0, I couldn’t care less. Life goes by so quickly though and today I will turn 33 years. Wow. Never ever in a million years would I have thought that I would be where I am today. Life is full of surprises! Each and every (healthy) year is a precious gift. I always say: strive for the healthiest version of yourself and the rest will all fall into place. But there are more important (and minor) things that I have learned over the years and today on my birthday I’m sharing with you the 33 things I’ve learned so far in life.

  1. Life is not fair. You lose and you win stuff, things, people, conversations….
  2. You can not control life. I’m still working on this one. I love cooking because often you CAN control the outcome. Some recipes just always work out well, such as ice cream or chocolate.
  3. Quitting your job to follow your passion is scary, but worth it.
  4. Talk less.
  5. Life is about much more than the way you look! You do not need a second layer of foundation to face the world.
  6. Life is really what you make out of it. You create your own reality.
  7. Cherish each and every person in your life you love, because we all die one day.
  8. Say ”I love you” a lot. Or if you are upset: ‘‘it doesn’t matter, I love you anyways”
  9. First listen to your own body before taking medicine from any doctor. First, do whatever you can do yourself (diet, sleep, hydration) then go to a doctor.
  10. My parents were right. A bad posture is ugly. Still working on this one…
  11. Good friends and family make all the difference.
  12. White refined sugar is evil. Stay away from it! It will ruin your life, looks, mood, and energy level.
  13. Go out! Get away from your screen(s)!
  14. If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Put yourself first.
  15. Stop trying to change people. It never works.
  16. Drink more water, epecially in the morning.
  17. Sleep is important, very important.
  18. Don’t care too much about the opinions of others. There will always be people that will criticize you, no matter what you do.
  19. Don’t be afraid of ”unknown” food.
  20. Food is medicine for the soul. I know now what my mom meant by that.
  21. Always travel more, the world is so beautiful.
  22. Stand up for yourself.
  23. Save money.
  24. Getting up early is the best.
  25. Writing is the best you can do for you mental health. Whether it is a diary or a to do list.
  26. Photography is magic.
  27. Pet animals, don’t eat them.
  28. Dreams can come true.
  29. Always use sunscreen and don’t stay too long in the sun. Ever.
  30. Medjool dates are candies.
  31. It is a good thing to just leave and live in another country (once in your life). 
  32. It is one of the most difficult things in life to find and follow your passion. You do not have to get it right the first time, or even the second time….Just don’t settle. Keep pushing and you’ll get there. 100% sure.
  33. Stop being so insecure!

I would love to read the best thing you’ve learned so far in life! So please comment below so we can all learn!


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  • Reply
    February 27, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Oh my goodness!! I love ALL 33. Thank you!

    I guess I would have to say that you can ALWAYS count on change. It’s ALL about how you change with the change!!

    Best and much love!!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Ah thank you Pam for your nice words!
      Yes, I absolutely agree! 🙂
      Warm hug!

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