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Happy Birthday to Me | 29 things I experienced in 29 years

Happy Birthday To Me

As I am turning 29 years old today I thought it would be nice to list 29 things I achieved in 29 years. Firstly, I am grateful to the Almighty God for being able to see another year. Grateful for all that He has blessed me with and His continued grace and mercy. This post is not to brag or boast about the material things I have, but to share a little about myself in the hope that it can motivate someone else.

Birthday Wishes to Myself | 29 Things I Learnt in 29 Years

Past

As a child growing up, things were never handed down to me. Life was not an easy road. I had to work very hard to accomplish the things I wanted. We were not poor but we were not rich either. For most of my earlier years my father was the sole provider while my step mother at the time ensured we were taken care of. Although my father worked as a taxi driver for many years, it still provided food on the table and met our basic necessities.

During my teenage years, there were things that my father did financially for my sisters that he didn’t do for me. I used to consider myself the unlucky one. Yes I love my father but this is one of the tough realities I had to face at a young age.

Soon enough I developed a habit of speaking positive things over my life, even when it didn’t make sense. In down times I used to sit in a corner and talk to myself. I said things like “one day I would make my parents proud”.

29 Years Later

Twenty-nine years later, looking back now has made me realize that my struggles made me who I am today. Strong minded, intelligent, out-spoken, reliable and hard-working. Achieving things on my own also helped me to be more appreciative and content with what I have.

  • I came to the conclusion that the more unsupportive people were of me and my goals, the harder I worked towards proving them wrong.
  • Proud to say that everything I have today I worked my ass off for and it wasn’t earned without a struggle.
  • If I had a chance to start over I would not have it any other way!

Life Lessons:

  • Go after your dreams even when it looks possible.
  • Don’t let your current circumstances determine where your life will lead.
  • Always speak good things over your life.
  • Do what you love. Keep praying, believing and working towards achieving it.
  • Use your struggle as a motivating factor for success.

29 Things I Experienced in 29 Years – Both Good & Bad:

  1. Completed High School
  2. Did Secretarial & Business Courses
  3. Obtained a job
  4. Learned to cook
  5. Opened a Boutique
  6. Started my Blog
  7. Travelled
  8. Lived abroad
  9. Saved money
  10. Bought things I only dreamt of having
  11. Took salsa classes
  12. Learned 2 foreign languages
  13. Started a workout routine
  14. Learned to drive
  15. Been hiking
  16. Met new people
  17. Made friends
  18. Got in & out of debt
  19. Learned to be patient
  20. Self love
  21. Sadness & Happiness
  22. Failure & Success
  23. Heartbreak & Love
  24. Setbacks & Comebacks
  25. Checked things off my bucket list
  26. Found my passion
  27. Overcame hardships
  28. Adopted cats (only have 1 now)
  29. Hardships
Life is a journey and I have experienced a lot in 29 years but my best years are yet to come! Hope you enjoyed this post.

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