Today I turned 44

This marks a new milestone and a new season to my life. I would be lying if I said I don’t feel a little different. I can count some gray hairs and a few fine lines but I know that who I am now is the sum of my life experiences. Leading up to my 44th Birthday I’ve taken some time to reflect on my forty + years, and I’d like to share with you a list of the life lessons I’ve learned along the way.

44 Things I’ve learned in my life journey…


1. Love on myself more

2. The word “No” is not a bad word

3. Every battle is not yours

4. Marriage is give and take

5. Wifelife doesn’t come with a manual

6. Do your best; perfection doesn’t exists

7. When things feel like they’re getting too much in life, stop, sit down and take time out

8. A Mothers Love is lifetime

9. People enter your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime

10. We all evolve individually

11. Be the change you want to see in your life

12. Don’t clutter your life with negative things

13. Stay in your own lane; don’t keep up with the joneses

14. Laughter really is one of life’s best medicines

15. Plan, Plan, Plan; save for a rainy day

16. Live in the now;  don’t be consumed about tomorrow

17. Celebrate your milestones throughout life

18. Those that start with you will not end with you

19. I don’t believe I would be WHO i AM today if not WERE’NT for God’s compassionate AND gentle love for me.

20. Compassion for other begins with compassion for sel

21. Don’t spend to much time in dead places

22. Don’t rush through life

23. What so ever you sow you will reap…love, peace..

24. keep an open mind to grow and evolve

25. They broke bread with you and still turned and left

26. Don’t make the next person pay for what the last person did

27. I’m grateful for all of the shut doors and the “No’s”

28. Don’t be so hard on yourself

29. Being a mother is such a rewarding role

30. The best thing in life is…laughs, hugs and family

31. Learning when to pause, relax and reset

32. No one can make make you happier than yourself

33. Life hurts sometimes

34. Life is full of joy and happiness sometimes

35. Embrace the pain and the joy in life. They both matter—equally

36. ForgiveNESS IS FOR ME

37. It’s okay to walk away from someone or something—even after forgiveness

38. Be proud of failures—because it means we tried

39. Life is full of experiences; good and bad

40. Saying “I love you” doesn’t have to be said with words-BUT with actions also



41. Life isn’t always fair

42. I will not be good at everything and I won’t always win.

43. Your gut is always right

44. Never ever be ashamed of your story




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