30 Lessons I’ve Learned In 30 Years

30LessonsI'veLearnedIn30years

So last Wednesday I turned the big 3-0. I can’t say that I am overly thrilled about being 30 but I’m proud that I didn’t freak out as much as I thought I would. I honestly feel like once I hit 25, the years just flew by. So in my 30 years of life, I have learned many lessons. Some of these lessons I learned easily and some I learned the hard way. Let’s face it, I’m an extremely hard-headed women. However; without these lessons/experiences I would not be who I am today. Here are the lessons I’ve learned in my 30 years.

I’ve learned that…

  1. Life is too short to put up with drama. I’ve dealt with plenty of it when I was younger and it’s just not worth it.
  2. Boyfriends will come and go. A break up is not the end of the world.
  3. Never make rash decisions when your angry. It never ends well.
  4. Sometimes you have to hold your tongue and take the high road when it comes to certain situations.
  5. To not sweat the little stuff. It only causes more stress.
  6. You can’t control everything, no matter how hard you try.
  7. Working your ass off will get you far in life (in most cases).
  8. Making time for your family and friends is so important.
  9. Some people aren’t worth your time nor your energy.
  10. Live your life to the fullest. Don’t let fear hold you back.
  11. You find out who your real friends are.
  12. Never let anyone make you feel that you’re not good enough. Because YOU ARE!
  13. Take chances because they may just change your life.
  14. Having my heart broken never got easier but it made me tougher.
  15. A LBD (little black dress) does wonders for your figure and your confidence.
  16. To let go of grudges.
  17. Having manners goes a long way.
  18. Making mistakes is apart of life. You live, learn and move on.
  19. Sometimes being a b**** is needed.
  20. It’s okay to cry. It doesn’t make you a weak person.
  21. Everyone has their flaws. Being perfect is impossible.
  22. How to pick and choose my battles. Some battles aren’t worth it.
  23. Never regret a past relationship.They will always teach you a lesson in what you want/don’t want in future relationships.
  24. Life can change at any second, so role with the punches.
  25. Having “me” time is a must.
  26. That no matter what society says, do your own thing and be your own person.
  27. Never sacrifice your happiness by staying in an unhealthy relationship.
  28. That being single is okay. It teaches you to love yourself more.
  29. That all those naps I did not want to take as a child would be really missed as I got older.
  30. Saying NO is okay.

As you can see I’ve learned a few things in my 30 years. I have a lot more that I could list but that would be a very long list. What are some lessons that you have learned?

Welcome to STH! I'm Mistle, a Texas based beauty and life style blogger. I'm a makeup enthusiast, who loves true crime tv and a good glass of moscato. I'm a wife and dog mom, who loves sharing my latest beauty finds and snippets of my life. Thanks for stopping by!

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43 Comments

  1. Gina wrote:

    Found your blog from the FB group! Gorgeous !! And I love this list! So true and i can attest to learning some of these things as well. :)!

    Posted 6.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Aww thank you Gina! I am so happy that you found my blog through the FB group. πŸ™‚ I’ve learned so many lessons in my 30 years. Here’s to learning more. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.7.16 Reply
  2. I love this post. I can relate to soooo many of these. Happy belated birthday πŸ™‚
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    Posted 6.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Amanda. I am glad you enjoyed this post. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  3. #12!! All the way
    LBDs are the best!!

    Happy Belated Birthday!!

    Posted 6.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Angela I agree! I love a good LBD. πŸ˜‰

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  4. Happy Birthday…again. πŸ™‚ I think you’ve learned a lot more things than I knew at 30 for sure. You’re going to rock this year, and I can’t wait to keep following along.

    Posted 6.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You again Shann! I have learned a lot more things than what I put on this list. My list could go on. Lol. Thank You for all your support. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  5. Jessica wrote:

    These are great lessons and wisdom to pass along to those younger (and older) than you!

    Posted 6.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I’m glad you think these are all great lessons jessica! I will agree they are great lessons to learn.

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  6. Ashleigh wrote:

    Lol sometimes being a b***h is needed! This is a great list, I also think that letting things go is super important. Thank you for sharing!!

    Posted 6.2.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Ashleigh I had to put it out there. Sometimes I have just had to be one. Letting certain things go really does help you feel better. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  7. Jenny wrote:

    Love all your lessons, Mistle! I have learned quite a few of these but hope to learn even more by the time I am 30 myself.

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jenny! I’m sure there will be a lot of lessons you learn before you turn 30. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  8. Great lessons and a fun way to commemorate your birthday. I’ll have to do a 40 things I learned by 40 post in a couple years. πŸ˜‰ I think the lesson that took a long time coming is that it’s okay to just sit back and be lazy every so often. It’s so easy to get caught up in my task lists of getting a million things done and sometimes i just need a little break!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Joules! I will agree that being lazy at times is so nice. I wish I had more time to do it! Can’t wait to see your list when you complete it in a few years.

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  9. Great list! Happy birthday as well!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Brittany!!

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  10. Simple and to the point – I love all of these. Happy birthday – good for you for not freaking out. You sound like you’ve got a stellar head on your shoulders, girlfriend!!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Erica! I’ve done pretty well with not freaking out about turning 30. I’m trying to keep a stellar head on my shoulders. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  11. Greta wrote:

    Great lessons :).

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Greta!

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  12. Sarah wrote:

    YAS! To the LBD and the lesson in saying “no” is still a work in progress for me but I am getting there slowly but surly! Happy Friday love!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Sarah a LBD really does go a long way. Saying no at times is needed. I hope you are able to work towards saying “no” at times. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  13. Lisa Sharp wrote:

    Great lessons! I’m trying to learn to say no and not worry about what others think about me ha.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lisa! Saying no at times, is needed. I have never really cared what others thought of me. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  14. Chelsea wrote:

    I loved reading this post. And can I get an AMEN to the drama! I feel that even at age 24, I’m so over that crap. Cheers to the next 30 years!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chelsea I am glad that you enjoyed reading this post. πŸ™‚ Oh drama is so unnecessary for the most part but it happens! I have gotten away from the drama.

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  15. Trish wrote:

    What a wonderful list of life lessons! I especially like what you wrote about the importance of family and friends … and also the acknowledgement that some people are not worth the time. Those are really big life lessons.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Trish! I always try to make time for my friends and family. Unfortunately I have found out the hard way that some people aren’t worth the time. It’s all about learning. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  16. What an interesting read. Would actually love to know more about how you came to learn most of those things! I’d love to hear the success of a LBD story! Haha

    http://www.shewillneverlose.com

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You. I have learned these lessons through trial and error.

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  17. Angie wrote:

    Happy thirtieth birthday dear one! I recently turned thirty, and I have to say, I am LOVING it. Seriously. Way better than I expected. These lessons are so wise!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Angie! Being 30 so far has not been so bad. It’s been fun so far (for the most part). πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  18. Happy belated birthday! These are all awesome lessons. I really like the “a breakup isn’t the end of the world” one. I learned that when I was about 16 and carried it with me through a few!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel! When my ex and I broke up years ago, I really thought it was the end of the world. I soon realized that it wasn’t, even though it hurt.

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  19. I loved reading: “Never regret a past relationship.They will always teach you a lesson in what you want/don’t want in future relationships.” I couldn’t agree with you more! I used to regret essential every past relationship and friendship that has a salty past, but there was so much value because I learned what I deserve from friends and a partner. Thank you for sharing such an awesome list!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kiara I had regretted some past relationships and then as time went on, I realized it was a learning lesson. You learn so much about what you really want and what you won’t put up with. I am glad you enjoyed my list. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  20. These will definitely save me some headaches in the future! Congrats and thanks for sharing your lessons and a bit of your knowledge!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jeffrey I am glad they will have you some headaches in the future!

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  21. Caroline wrote:

    I love the last one! Saying no is OKAY! that is so so so true.

    Posted 6.4.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Caroline! Sometimes you just have to say no. It’s completely okay!

      Posted 6.6.16 Reply