“I Don’t know about you, but I’m feeling twenty two”
On the 5th of December I turned twenty two, and for the first time I was not so excited, I think over the past few years each birthday got more exciting until 21, then it stops. Because now I’m only getting older and I feel like 30 is around the corner… (only other twenty two year olds probably agrees)
But now that I’m getting older, I’m hopefully more wiser, and I thought why not share twenty two things I’ve learned over the past few years.
1 LIVE FOR NOW!
Dont wait for the future, just do it!
2 IM NOT ALWAYS RIGHT!
I sometimes like to think that I’m always right, and thats not true, remind yourself that there are many perspectives thats valid, and hearing other peoples opinion won’t hurt.
3 BEING PERFECT IS BORING!
hey, I’m not perfect and that makes me who I am!
4 PUT GOD FIRST
I kinda should have made this one number one, but anyway. YES put Him first and everything else will fall into place
5 APPROVAL FROM GOD ONLY!
You don’t need approval from anyone, not your friends not your followers, especially over what God already accepted and blessed. When you don’t care what people think, you’ve reached a dangerous level of freedom.
6 BE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
No one can give you happiness you have the power, because its a choice, the same goes for peace. You also can’t make everyone happy, you’re not a “braaibroodjie”
7 DO YOUR THING!
Dont be afraid to do your thing! It took me a while to dress the way I do now, because I was too afraid to do my own thing, but now I honestly don’t care because I know I’m still 100% me.
8 DIETS SUCK!
I hate diets and I realised that by forcing my body to eat certain things will only make me angry and hungry! It’s all about living a healthy lifestyle.
9 A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE QUALIFIED, BUT FEW CALLED!
I don’t have to explain this, it says it for itself, God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
10 BE THANKFUL!
If you aren’t thankful for what you have then be thankful for everything you escaped.
11 DON’T QUIT!
Never, ever, ever quit! If you get tired, its more than okay to rest, take a break and when you come back then come back stronger than ever!
12 SOME PEOPLE AREN’T YOUR PEOPLE!
You will be too much for some people, know that those people aren’t your people. If you end up with one person that gets you, then thats okay!
13 FAITH YOUR WAY OUT OF IT!
If you feel hopeless and you just have no idea how you going to get out of any situation…. FAITH
14 YOU CAN DO IT!
We have been called to live beyond reason and far beyond the borders of our own abilities.
15 IT’S OKAY TO SAY NO!
Don’t let people walk over you because you’re humble or shy, I had to learn this the hard way. Say NO, and stand up for yourself.
16 BE REAL
Being fake, or trying to be like someone else is not going to take you anywhere, just be you and if they don’t like you for who you are, they should not be in your life anyway.
This is hard, but some things take time, and like the song says “All I know of harvest is that its worth my patience, because if you’re not done working, God I’m not done waiting.” – HILLSONG SEASONS
18 FOOD IS LIFE
This is an important lesson I’ve learned, I love food, and food makes me happy and I probably can go without eating for a few days, but I really don’t want to. If I don’t eat I get grumpy.
19 IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS
I’m in love with the little things, It’s not about quantity or the bigger the better, the small things, like an act of kindness, a smile to a stranger, a hand picked flower. I can go on and on.
20 LIFE IS SHORT!
It feels like it was my 21st yesterday but here I am, so yeah, enjoy every moment because before you know it I will be writing a post on 30 lessons learnt.
21 FEAR IS A LIAR!
Don’t let fear stand in your way of becoming the best version of yourself.
22 TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY!
Sorrow may last for a time, but my joy comes in the morning!
There you go guys, twenty two lessons.
Now you can look at some pictures I took on my 22nd Birthday.
Okay, guys VELVET AND VANILLA made me this amazing cake for my birthday, and can we just appreciate the art! I was so happy with how it came out, it was everything I was looking for and someone actually said #onlylandidotcom because being extra is who I am.
The cake does not only look amazing, I wish you could taste it, but you can. Check out VELVET AND VANILLA on instagram, and you will see all the other amazing cakes she’s made and why not get yourself a cake for the festive season, maybe even some cute cupcakes.
Thank you to everyone who made my birthday amazing, the messages, the phone calls and the gifts, I am truly blessed.