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30 Things I Learned Before 30

Posted on: November 29, 2016


Believe it or not, I’ve started writing this post over the past one year just to be posted exactly tonight; a few hours before my 30th birthday. It’s all the life lessons I learned (the hard way for many of them) in the first thirty years of my life.

Here we go… Thirty things I learned before thirty.

  1. Dream, believe, and make it happen! I should always try to find a way to make my life worth living;
  2. When my very best effort doesn’t seem to be good enough, perhaps, it’s only because God has prepared something better for my future. Don’t run after the things that are not meant to be;
  3. Gain some, lose some. There’s always a price I’ve got to pay in everything I earn in life;
  4. Courage will take me to places I’ve never seen. Be bold enough to speak up my mind and to stand tall for myself;
  5. There’s nobody can tell me what I can and what I can’t do until I give it a try. Nobody can, not even myself!
  6. I’ve got to know when I should listen to someone else and when I should close my ears tight;
  7. The more I give, the more I get in return. The universe will always have its ways to repay it all;
  8. My battle is not about learning how to be patient, it’s to learn how to be wiser. How to be angry in a right way, in a right time;
  9. Be very good at something will always be my strength everytime something else in my life is falling apart. Hold on to it!
  10. There’s always an insecurity behind everything that is exaggerated. Don’t be fooled by that!
  11. Fairness is NOT always about equality. People might despise me for doing justice, but it’s their problems, not mine;
  12. I’m always too little or too much to someone who doesn’t really want me in their lives;
  13. Life is not only about finding the people who accept me with all my flaws, but also about finding the ones who can celebrate my victories;
  14. The more I have in life, the more people will try to make me feel less than who I really am;
  15. Friendship is not about the quantity, it’s the quality;
  16. No matter how hard I try, I will never be able to make everyone like me. And it’s okay;
  17. I’m not perfect. Nobody is perfect. And it’s okay too;
  18. True love doesn’t always make a perfect sense. I just look at him and I know that I love him. And that’s that;
  19. If I really love somebody, no matter how hard it is, I’d rather give my very best fight to make it happen. Otherwise, the “what if” questions will only haunt me for the years to come;
  20. True love is crystal clear. If it’s not a yes, it’s a no. If he really loved me, he would not do the things that would risk him of losing me. And if the feelings are mutual, the efforts are equal;
  21. When I forgive others, I forgive myself;
  22. Love myself first. The rest will follow;
  23. Find something I’d love to do and do a lot more of it;
  24. I don’t need to wait until I have all the things I want just to be happy. Happiness starts now!
  25. Happiness is a work. A HARD work!
  26. Life is too short to be a hater. If something looks great on someone else’s life, it doesn’t mean it will certainly look good on me too;
  27. I can’t be perfect, but I can always be awesome!
  28. Be good to myself. I owe this after every sweat, tear, and pain that I’ve been through;
  29. Don’t lose faith in humanity, in love, in friendship, in believing that this world still can be a better place;
  30. The rest of the world may give up on me, but I should never give up on myself.

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Life took me to many unimaginable people. The super kind, the selfless, the brave men, and of course, the mean and rude people, cheaters, liars, hypocrites, extremely arrogant, and all other qualities that got me thinking, “I never thought such people like these do exist!”
But I’ve also come to learn that sometimes, there is a bright side of the darkest people I know. They’re not always good, but they’re not always bad either.
At the end of the day, it helps me to define the people I can bear and the people I can’t stand. And most importantly, it helps me to decide the person I would like to become. I’m not a funny person. I’m not good at mingle with random people. I’m fierce, I’m a straight-talker, I get annoyed easily, and I have this resting b face that makes me look angry all the times. I’m not that kind of person whom people would miss when I’m not around.
But you know what?
I’m okay with all that flaws I have in me. Nobody is perfect, and neither am I. At the same time; everyone on earth is special, and so am I.
I know my worth. I know what I’m very good at. I know what I want and I work hard to make it happen. I’m a go getter and I fight my battles. I’m not an angel, but I’m not a devil either.
I was born to be the very best of myself, and just because I don’t always have what others have, it doens’t make me less as a person inside out. I’m whole just the way I am, and I’m beyond grateful of all that. I know that my career has been a bit of trouble for my personal life. I admit that it feels like a loss to me sometimes, but you know what? I don’t feel sorry about all that, not a even just a little bit.
My career has given me a comfort bed to sleep, taken me to the places I’ve never seen, brought me to the incredible people who end up as my best friends, and most importantly, it has really made my parents proud. I can sleep tight at night knowing that at least, I can support my parents after their retirements.
The way I see it, there’s nothing bad about all that, so why should anybody in my position feel sorry and less proud about their own hard works?
Don’t let anybody make you feel less than who you are. Make yourself and your loved ones proud, and for me, the rest doesn’t matter at all.
Be great, women! Whatever you choose to do for your own life, be great at it and don’t feel sorry for anything good in your life! Happy International Women’s day and stay awesome!

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