Life Lessons From a 32 Year Old

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Although this is a wedding blog, it was my birthday on Saturday, so this week we are veering slightly off topic. Birthdays can be funny little days, can’t they? You can only hear many jabs about how you are looking older and you’re a third of a century now (thank you, husband) before it gets a tad depressing, but this year I am embracing my extra year of life experiences and associated wisdom. Here is what I learnt while I was 32.

  1. Avoid moving internationally with a toddler, if at all possible.
  2. Avoid international flights with a toddler, if at all possible.
  3. Stop overthinking every. single. thing. and start doing!
  4. Humidity is the worst. Why oh why did you miss it while you were overseas? Enjoy being a puddle on the ground now – ha!
  5. Time and distance can never shake real friendship.
  6. There is no place like home.
  7. Creating a legacy to be proud of has nothing to do with how much money you earn or what car you drive… it is about being kind, giving and nurturing relationships.
  8. Learning something new encourages the child within. Go to a local workshop!
  9. You CAN get sick of listening to the Wiggles.
  10. There can never be enough books or enough time to read them.
  11. Every extra day you are on earth gives you new chances and opportunities to grow and create change.
  12. Raising a little human is hard work but it’s the most rewarding job in the entire world.

I feel incredibly lucky to be 33 this year. Many, many people do not live long enough to see this age and accordingly, I feel the need to live with more bravery, more generosity and more wonder.

What did you learn this past year? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Love from the happy birthday girl, Abby xx

2 thoughts on “Life Lessons From a 32 Year Old

  1. Loved reading this Abby! This year I have learnt :
    Not to take life so seriously and appreciate the here and now. I also agree not to stress about every little thing, I stress about silly things and should just wait and see if the thing I’m stressing about is actually going to happen! At the moment I’m stressing about putting our 2nd baby into his own bedroom and wondering if he’ll sleep well, what happens if he rolls onto his tummy and gets stuck etc. lol totally just need to let him do his thing and deal with anything when it happens. Think it’s a mum thing!
    Happy birthday! Xx


    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Louise! I’m with you there – way too much stressing and I think our little ones give us at least 65% more to worry about hehe. You are doing a fabulous job though, just remember that!! xx


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