28 Lessons in 28 Years

One week ago today, I turned 28 years old. My cousin, Kelly, texted me and said she can’t wait to see a vlog about the lessons I’ve learned in my 28 years…. Well, this week isn’t a vlog BUT I am sharing my lessons learned.

Side note - Some of you may be wondering “Hey, why didn’t Kelsey send the May monthly newsletter?” and the answer is “I forgot” HA! Life coaches aren’t perfect. :)

  1. God is always with you and for you. Period.

  2. Quality over quantity.

  3. Life is always changing.

  4. Every single moment is a gift.

  5. Hard work isn’t the only way to achieve and get what you want.

  6. You will lose people, whether because of death or time or conflict or no good reason at all, and that’s ok.

  7. Always make time for the things that you love to do.

  8. Tell people you love them. Unconditional love isn’t just for doggos.

  9. Assume other people are naturally creative, resourceful and whole.

  10. Life is short. Life is long.

  11. When your parents say you will be better off at a small college, they are right.

  12. Your parents are usually right.

  13. There’s way more to getting married than the party planning - it’s a complete coming of age.

  14. God puts people, places and things in to your life for a reason. Nothing is random.

  15. There is always a lesson to be learned - in every situation. If you can’t find one, call me.

  16. It’s easy to follow the “shoulds” even though it’s frustrating/you burnt out. It’s a true challenge to follow one’s heart.

  17. Asking for help doesn’t mean you are weak.

  18. No one cares more about you than YOU.

  19. Sometimes bosses get promoted even if they aren’t a good boss.

  20. Leadership is not the same as management.

  21. You can’t be all things to all people.

  22. People will squirm when they are watching you grow.

  23. Take time to observe, reflect, heal and MOVE ON with the things that make you smile and the things that make you frown.

  24. Grieving is a lifetime process.

  25. The more you take care of yourself, the more you can take care of your husband.

  26. If you think of someone randomly, call them. Even if it seems weird or it has been years. Make time to reconnect.

  27. Give thanks. To God, to family, to friends, to mentors, to everyone or anything that has lifted you up or taught you a lesson.

  28. Life purpose and career are not synonymous.