My 20s were some of the best years of my life. I graduated from college, got my Master’s, ran a marathon, started my writing career, married my husband, moved across the country, landed a real job, bought a house, became a Momma to three children 3 and under (whoa!) and more. There is so much to be grateful for.
The following is a random list of things off the top of my head that I know to be true about myself, faith, and life coming out of my 20s. Maybe you’ll find some things to be true if you’re no-longer-in-your-twenties.
1. All of life really comes down to two things: Know Jesus and make him known
2. Don’t cast judgment or assume something about someone until you know more of the story
3. Fear and worry do nothing for you except cause stress and unnecessary problems
4. Working out and staying fit is a non-negotiable
5. When you get older, you start to see the sad reality of death & disease more
6. Life doesn’t get any easier. In fact, it gets harder with more responsibility
7. Marriage to my husband is my favorite thing in life
8. Switching from a PC to a Mac has made life so much easier
9. I hear my mom’s voice in my head and quote her with my own children
10. It’s impossible to live life in isolation. We were created to know others and be known and loved in return
11. Celebrating my child’s birthday is way more fun than my own
12. Starting a family and sharing my children with my parents, sister’s family, and in-laws brings so much joy
13. The people you hang out with is who you’ll become so choose your friends wisely
14. God uses pain and suffering in our life to make us like Him and to trust him more fully
15. I was the perfect mother (parent) until I became one
16. You can’t trust your wavering feelings but you can trust truth. Always side with truth.
17. My parents are the wisest, most loving people I know
18. Driving a mini-van isn’t so bad after all
19. Being a mother is the greatest, most challenging calling
20. This world needs to see more married couples who love each other, have fun, and are committed to one another for life
21. Comparing yourself to someone else is foolish. God made you unique and has a purpose for your life
22. Coffee is a necessity in motherhood
23. Good relationships and friendships require vulnerability and authenticity
24. My husband should receive several crowns in heaven for putting up with me, especially on the “ugly” days
25. Asking for forgiveness and forgiving others must happen daily
26. It’s okay to dream big, but don’t forget to enjoy where you are and what you have in the present
27. Facebook is awesome but so addicting
28. Being intentional is a must to get anywhere in life
29. To lead is to serve & love well
30. 30 sounds so much older than 29!
What would you add to the list?