Monday, September 26, 2016

Write 31: 31 Lessons I've Learned in 31 Years

Last year, a friend of mine did Write31Days on her blog and I was intrigued by the idea. I signed up on the website and started getting email reminders a few weeks ago. I love the idea of writing about a certain topic for 31 days, but I really struggled to come up with something worthwhile. Eventually, it dawned on me that I am going to turn 31 on day 10 of this exercise. So it seems like a no-brainer to incorporate that. I started jotting down things as they popped in my head - random things I would tell someone if asked, "What are some of the lessons you've learned during your life?"

Now that I'm over 30, I'm a veritable fount of wisdom, so I came up with a variety of topics - lessons about marriage, parenting, and faith, but also some very trivial ones.

And let it be said that giving advice and speaking in an authoritative tone is extremely out of my comfort zone. I will probably title most of my entries as imperatives, but that doesn't mean they're hard and fast commands. All of these life lessons are colored by my experiences and my personality. What works for me might be the exact opposite of what works for someone else. I absolutely don't want this to be a polarizing series of judgments. Take what you like and leave the rest. :-)

I'll be linking back here with each day's post, so check back if you so desire. The first one will be up on October 1st!

Day 1: Don't Go to College
Day 2: Be Prepared for Puke
Day 3: There's Nothing You Can Do to Keep Your Salvation
Day 4: Learn Basic Grammar
Day 5: No One Likes the Grammar Police
Day 6: My Top 5 Unconventional Money Saving Tips
Day 7: Love is a Choice
Day 8: No One is Thinking About You as Much as You Think They Are
Day 9: Comparison is the Thief of Joy
Day 10: Insist on Birthday Week
Day 11: Don't Wish Your Life Away Searching for Fulfillment
Day 12: God is Sovereign and Has My Best in Mind
Day 13: Write Things Down
Day 14: Saying "Don't Worry" is Not Helpful
Day 15: Get On Drugs
Day 16: Don't Be Ashamed of Your Post-Baby Body
Day 17: Read!
Day 18: Make Your Obsessions Known
Day 19: Don't Buy Toys Without a Volume Switch
Day 20: Just Be Who You Are
Day 21: How to Fight Depression
Day 22: Don't Find Your Worth in Your Kids
Day 23: Read to Your Kids
Day 24: Learn to Cook
Day 25: Invest in Roadside Assistance 
Day 26: Enjoyment of Christmas Should Not Be Limited to One Month
Day 27: Laugh at Yourself
Day 28: Make Friends with People in a Different Stage of Life than You
Day 29: Look Forward to the Firsts Instead of Lamenting the Lasts
Day 30: Silence Satan's Lies with the Truth of Scripture
Day 31: Always Be Humble and Kind


  1. I think I'm going to write about my life/family.

    1. I'm excited that you're doing it too!

  2. Yay I'm so glad you're doing this too! It gets hard after a couple weeks, but it's worth it. :)


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