You did what?!

Sometimes I forget I'm 27 years old. Its crazy to me that I am already venturing into my late 20s....I still remember turning 21 like it was yesterday......but its funny because i don't even feel 21. 
i feel 12. 
i find myself wanting to revert back to all my old childhood ways. 

All i ever wanted to be was older. I could not wait to be an adult......being an adult seemed like so much fun......----> fast forward & here I am in my adult hood yelling at myself for wanting to grow up so fast. 
i should have enjoyed my childhood more.
i should have taken advantage of being a kid more than i did.
why was I always trying to be older?
i should have listened to my mom when she told me 'not to rush it'

But no use in crying over spilled milk. That time in my life is over.....& with every year you get older you grow more as a person. I can defiantly say I am in no way like the person I was 10 years ago - even 5 years ago.  
As we grow we are always learning & changing based on life experiences. 
At this time in my life, I feel there is so much I have already learned about life & myself.....Some funny, some serious, some random.....but all of it has made me who I am today at this very moment. 
in no way am I saying I know it all......Lord knows i still have a lot left to learn. 
but i think at any age we can always teach someone something new----->
 so I thought it would be fun to list 27 things I have learned through my 27 years of life that have made me who I am today ----

1.) My Mom is ALWAYS Right

2.) Never forget your manners
3.) Friends will come & go
4.) Always tip your Server

5.) Family First

6.) Don't wear a strapless bikini when you dive into any type of water
7.) Shopping makes everything better
8.) The world does not need to know your every move

9.) Send thank you notes

10.) Don’t Ever. Ever. Drink Tequila.

11.) Life does not revolve around boys

12.) Level 4 Spray Tan is not a good idea….

13.) Its who you know

14.) The mirrors in Nordstrom & Macys are awful

15.) Puking on a cops shoes is not a good idea…

16.) Animals are better than people

17.) Before you know it, things can instantly change

18.) Having sex does not keep a boy around

19.) Don’t watch silence of the lambs in the dark, at night, alone.

20.) Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth

21.) Its inevitable that you’re going to chip your polish right after leaving the nail salon

22.) Less is more

23.) A plain white tee can go a long way

24.) If a boy wants to call & ask you out, he will

25.) There will always be some sort of drama – its life people, get use to it.

26.) Its ok to cry

& lastly

27.) What goes around….ALWAYS comes back around
what have you learned? 


Amy Laura said...

This is such a sweet post Kelly! thank you for sharing your wisdom. :)
I guess one of the biggest things I have learnt (especially lately since starting my blog) is that some kind words and encouragement goes a long way!!!
Keep being the inspiring wonderful woman you are. I enjoy your blog posts so much and am currently doing your messy challenge because of you!!


Heather said...

This is such a cute post! And yes I wish I was a little kid with not a care in the world sometimes!


Laura said...

Great list Kelly! I would like to read the post on how you learned not to puke on a police mans shoes though. Have a great week!

Sam said...

Love! Great idea for a post :)Still want to hear more about this new path your taking after your last job!!! xo Sam

Kait said...

Love this post! It reminds me of the 23 for 23 list I made awhile back. I love the one about your mom always being right, because my mom is too! I would have never admitted it a couple years ago, though.
Have a wonderful day, beautiful :)


Easton wife said...

LOVE it. I have learned a lot of the same things!

MorgHarpNich.com said...

i, too forget my age and feel like i'm like fifteen again. it doesn't help that most people think i'm in high school. and you're right about mom always being right. i pray everyday that i'm that kind of mom one day :)

Erin said...

Aww I like this. Mom is always right, animals sure are better than people, nails chip before I even walk out of the salon, and for boys? Yeah they just blow.

Erin said...

I forget that I'm 25 sometimes... I feel like every fall I should still be packing up and going off to move into a dorm, lol!

Totally with you on the strapless bikini one.... and don't wear that to a waterpark either. They just don't mix!!

Niken said...

i'm 23 and i feel like old sometimes. haha. in a way that, where have all the 22 years gone by? life feels like a blink of an eye. and i'm afraid that i haven't live my life to the fullest. i've learned a lot, but yes, mom IS always right.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome post! I'm 24 and when I look back I feel like there should be a lot more I should have accomplished by now, but yes mom is always right! :)

Anonymous said...

1) college is NOTHING like you see in the movie

2)getting good grades in HS does matter

3) older guys really do just want to get in your pants

4) deep down you will always be that same dork you were in middle school

well yeah!...i could go on for days lol

Nicole said...

Love it! I think I'm going to borrow this for my birthday post, which is later this month!

Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

Love this post!!! I can totally identify! Sometimes I feel like the years fly by, yet I still feel like I haven't aged. It's really crazy how different you can feel & change in just a couple of years! I am definitely not the same person I was even 3 years ago. We are constantly evolving and it's really cool when you're aware of it! Your list of things you learned cracked me up! Ps - I thought I was already following you =( I def am now!!!

Anonymous said...

Could not agree more with every single item on your list! Love it Kelly! xo

Janna Renee said...

I can agree with every one of these! Honestly, I feel more like a kid now than I ever have! I've learned that worrying about everything doesn't help and that life is short. I plan on acting like a kid ALL year next year with my lover. Let's all move to Neverland!!

cynthia said...

so many nods of agreement. :) I'm 35 and I still feel like a teenager most days. I don't think that ever changes.

Because Shanna Said So said...

Kelly, this is STRAIGHT up awesome!! And try being 34!!! UGH! Come talk to me then. Enjoy your twenties! And yes, Macy's mirrors are GOD awful. Mom is ALWAYS right. Good friends don't come and go...believe me! And of course, when you are down...go shopping!!! ;)

cynthia said...

I have room. :P hehehe sorry, I couldn't resist. You said Neverland.

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

These are all so true! Such a great list! And I laughed out loud at the puking on a cop's shoes and diving into the water with a strapless bikini top (yet for some reason I still do this?!?!). And animals are definitely better than people. And the last one is legit so true. SO true. I wish more people would realize it :)

Mindy said...

Ohh what a great list! I'm continually amazed at how much I've grown each year when I think back to previous years. I was like you growing up though, I wanted nothing more than to just be older. Ah well, like you said, no use crying over spilled milk.

Raven said...

loved every single on of these! SO SO TRUE! and I totally still feel like I'm 21. Like, I'm old hag status now and that is NOT COOL!!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

along the "film" lines ... don't watch arachnophobia. alone. in the dark. and then try to pee. you will NOT be able to pee. trust me.

loving this post!

Jamie said...

I love this. Sweet, honest and true.

Unknown said...

These lessons... I feel like you stole them right out of my brain!
One more to add - confidence is the most important asset.

Yuli Conversations said...

Absolutely love this post!! cute photos too! :)

Taylor Grace said...

Someday you'll back and think damn, I wish I was 27. Enjoy the present :) But I do love blogging about the past as well! Might need to copy you on this one pretty soon here.

Simplyheather said...

Aww I love this <3

I'm totally saving this list to my computer!

xo, Heather

Jessica said...

Great post! I love your words of wisdom. I have to disagree with #10 though :) my liquor of choice! Vodka on the other hand...

Postcards from Rachel said...

I love your list! I agree -- mom is always right. :)


Jan said...

I love love love this post! I'm a little intrigued about puking on cops' shoes. LOL


No(dot dot)el said...

The only thing that 10 more years has taught me is that LOVE really does conquer ALL ;) Great post Kelly, and your #1 lesson is without a doubt my favorite!!

My-cliffnotes said...

Love these! And you!

Makaila said...

You are wise girl. I was like yep, knod head, yep, YESSS, down your whole list. Looks like you've been living and learning, Well!

#32. Stepping out of the comfort zone and into being vulnerable is where shit you never imagined possible, Happens.

Anonymous said...

Love this you are soooo awesome!! :):) this is very very very true and the sooner we all realize it the better life can be!


Lady Elizabeth Grace said...

One of my FAVORITE posts to date! Love, love, love :)


Lady Grace

Madeline said...

How lovely! I simply love this post. I've recently started writing more inspiring (hopefully) posts as I always love reading other people's too. I'm only turning 20 next Thursday, but I already feel like time is flying by sooo-so fast. Trying to make the most of it! :)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Very good life lessons! Love!

Katie Did What said...

OMG I LOVE this!!! Seriously. Your list is absolutely perfect, and I especially love that you started with "My Mom is always right" because it is SO true and also something that you do not learn until later, but I definitely wish I had known all along, you know?? haha and yes, tequila is NEVER a good idea. Okay, this list is so great, I may have to copy you sometime. Although, I don't think I could make such a perfectly true list. You pretty much covered it all, girl. Bravo!
And I definitely feel 12 most of the time, too.
Yay for Cali girls!! Following you back :)

Amy said...

aww what a cute list! Loving your blog!

Stesha said...

I really like this post! I want to be a kid again, I forget I am getting old!


Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

#10...unless you're Spanish and it's "in your blood" ;) and omg #15 really?? I have definitely learned friends come and go, but sometimes you need a "big fight/test of friendship" in order to strengthen the friendship. I also learned workign with kids keeps you young :) I don't feel a day over 25, but in reality it is the last year of my 20's

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