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24 Things I’ve Learned in 24 Years

24 Things I've Learned in 24 Years | Hello Ruby Cross Dress | Margaret Paige Lifestyle Blog

24 Things I've Learned in 24 Years | Hello Ruby Cross Dress | Margaret Paige Lifestyle Blog

24 Things I've Learned in 24 Years | Hello Ruby Cross Dress | Margaret Paige Lifestyle Blog

24 Things I've Learned in 24 Years | Hello Ruby Cross Dress | Margaret Paige Lifestyle Blog

24 Things I've Learned in 24 Years | Hello Ruby Cross Dress | Margaret Paige Lifestyle Blog

Dress: Hello Ruby | Vest: Target

Sunglasses: Togs Omaha

Today is my golden birthday! Right now I’m probably enjoying breakfast with my momma and am headed to work like any other day, but tonight I’m celebrating by having some girlfriends over to BBQ. Since you only have ONE golden birthday in your lifetime, I wanted to share some tips I’ve found to be golden.

24 Things I’ve Learned in 24 Years

  1. God has a plan for everything. When in doubt, pray.
  2. You’re probably not going to have your dream job right out of college. Most people don’t love their first job.
  3. At some point, you’re going to have a boss you hate, or someone you work with that you don’t see eye-to-eye with. The best thing you can do is focus on yourself.
  4. You get what you work for.
  5. It’s not about where you are, it’s who you’re with.
  6. That whole “FOE” saying is the truest thing I’ve ever heard.
  7. You learn to value your parent’s advice and wisdom as you get older.
  8. College Spring Break holds some of the best memories of my life. It’s worth it.
  9. Speaking of college, although class is important, make sure you remember it’s the only time you aren’t completely tied down 8-5, so live it up!
  10. Also, I’ve really learned drinking Barton’s should only happen in college (gross, Meg, gross).
  11. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
  12. Shop local, support local. Your community is actually a pretty cool thing. Especially if you live in a smaller town. Loved supporting Hello Ruby with the purchase above 🙂
  13. Little moments are the best things in life. Blaring This Ones for the Girls by Martina McBride with my gals is one of my newer favorite memories.
  14. You’re going to have toxic friendships. Get rid of them.
  15. You don’t have to say yes to everything. You might have FOMO, but you need to learn to focus on yourself.
  16. This one is stolen from a list I found online… “Doing “grown-up things” doesn’t make you a grown up. Shopping for housewares, buying a plant, embracing domesticity — these things don’t create maturity. If you’re still a baby who hasn’t figured things out, you’ll remain a baby, no matter how many times you pay your rent on time.”
  17. I did learn some of the best things about life from being in a sorority (Delta Tri Til I Die, it’s true).
  18. That whole “you’ll meet your best friends in college” saying isn’t true. You will meet some of your best friends in college, but also your friendships from growing up are some of the best things in your life. The people who truly know you may be there forever (@alexa, @amelia, @katie, @jena, @kirsten, @laura, @kathryn, @jessica – thank you guys).
  19. It’s fine if you are the oldest sibling and you’re not the first to get married. It’s more important to have your life together (LOL).
  20. You still get on Pinterest as much as you did in college in real life.
  21. Travel as much and as often as you can.
  22. Set yearly goals. Motivation is important!
  23. You are so lucky to live life in 2017 and to have everything you have. Remember that.
  24. Getting old goes fast. Hold every year tight.

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  • Reply Kylie

    Love all of these – especially #23! Hope you have an awesome birthday Meg!

    May 24, 2017 at 5:19 pm
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