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32 Things I’ve Learnt In 32 Years

It was my birthday this week so I figured I’d do a “what I’ve learnt” post like I see so often around people’s birthdays.

Most of the time though, the bloggers who do these posts are 10 years younger than me! I’m actually not sure if I can think of 32 things I’ve learnt…. I’ve certainly forgotten more than than that these days!

Well, I’ll give it a go anyway…..

32 Things I’ve Learnt in 32 Years

1. I’ve become happier the older I’ve got.
2. Life can be shit at times.
3. You get through the shit times.
4. I can eat healthily.
5. I often don’t want to eat healthily.

6. I’m lucky to have a great bunch of family and friends.
7. Being a Mum is really hard work.
8. Being a Mum is really rewarding.
9. I can actually cook.
10. I will never enjoy cleaning but Zoflora smells amazing!

32 Things I've Learnt - A blue and white box with Zoflora, Linen Fresh written on it placed on top of a blue and white cleaning cloth.

11. Always buy clothes you can tumble dry.
12. Don’t waste time ironing.
13. I have an intolerance to gluten, dairy, whey and coconut.
14. I will still always eat dairy and coconut.
15. Gluten is the reason I’ve felt crap since my teenage years.

16. Fresh bed sheets and shaved legs is one of the best feelings ever!
17. Fresh coffee is the best smell in the world.
18. Pizza is life.
19. Money isn’t everything, but it sure does help.
20. Children are expensive.

32 Things I've Learnt - a glass coffee cup with a frothy coffee inside. The cup is in front of a keyboard, a diary and pink flowers.

21. You will never use GCSE maths in real life.
22. You will never use 85% of what you learn at school in real life.
23. One day you will have to remember all the things you learnt at school to help your children with their homework.
24. Google is great for doing children’s homework.
25. My children are smarter than me.

32 Things I've Learnt - a laptop showing Google with a pen and notepad next to it.

26. A good skincare routine does help stop wrinkles. Start early!
27. Nothing stops grey hairs from appearing.
28. You will always feel either 18 or 80, there’s no in-between.
29. Hangovers do get worse the older you get.
30. You will feel old in a nightclub as soon as you hit 25.

31. Life really is short.
32. Be kind to yourself.

Well actually, I don’t think I done too badly! And I wrote that all in a record time I’m sure!

I’ve found that being in your 30’s is actually far better than expected. You know what you want from life by then and are more comfortable in your own skin. I love where I am in life and I look forward to reading this back in 10 years time. I’ll probably laugh at it all by then!

32 Things I've Learnt In 32 Years
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  • Kendra @ HeartsandHouseshoes

    Well, first off, let me say Happy late Birthday! This is a nice little post. We do become wiser with age, or so they say. I’m not so sure, pretty forgetful myself. I don’t think you’ll laugh too hard at it later, it will still apply. These are some great little tips. I think you’re doing a great job.

  • Hannah

    Sounds like you’ve learnt a lot! I resonate with 5, 12, and 18 😂 also the first one is so true – as I’ve got older I’ve become much more comfortable in my own skin and appreciate I’ve of who I am and thus, much happier. Happy belated birthday!

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