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Five things I have learned in my 29 years of life

let go of the past

Wow, I cannot believe it; the time is here I am surely approaching 30 because March is my birthday month. I was so nervous last year at the thought of turning the big three zero, but now I am calmer and happier.

I think 30 is an amazing age because you are at that stage where you are content with yourself and you are no longer seeking assurance from friends. Here are the top five things I have learned in my 29 years of life;

1.Let go of the past because it holds you back, could be the matter of the one that got away. If they really felt the way you feel about them, you would be with them otherwise let it go because it is not worth it.

2. Stop being angry, I have been so angry all my life, especially with my father for the hurt he inflicted on me, my siblings and my mother. I am not angry anymore and I have learned to be happy with me.

3. Be Content, this also comes with age too, I grew up wanting material things from brand clothing and all the status the luxury goods bring you. Now I just don’t care as long as I look good in what I am wearing I am content. I am not saying don’t dream to have premium brands, but don’t let it be an obsession.

4.Love and laugh, it does not have to be love between a man and a woman any kind of love and the most love I have come to appreciate is the love my daughter has for me truly unconditional (children are the best lovers) and laughter is everything stop stressing like there is no tomorrow seriously when your having a bad day get home and watch comedy that is what I do my favorite comedies are 2 Broke Girls, Two and a half man, Last man standing and The Big Bang theory. Just laugh, it will make you happy.

5. Experience Food, I love food, especially trying out food from other cultures, it makes me happy. Tasting a variety of foods, it’s truly an amazing experience. I remember tasting Chinese food for the first time it took my taste buds on a journey of discovery. I promised myself to try SUSHI on my birthday and I will.

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A South African bloggers that enjoys sharing her experiences whether about a product or good/bad customer service. I started Ferocious Haven at the end of 2014 , now Life and Mo. I write about beauty products, product reviews , parenting journey and challenges and life and achieving personal finance.


  • Modern Zulu Mom

    These are (some) hard lessons we all need to learn along the way. Forgiveness and contentment are so crucial.
    I wish I was more experiential with the food part, lol. I always go for the same thing.

  • Agent Spitback

    Yes, yes and yes! What a lovely post! I have to admit that I am a huge sitcom fan and it helps chase the blues away. And food, yes, well, I think I am not that adventurous yet. I hope you have a lovely 30th birthday! Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

  • Sassy

    This is a great post! I really enjoyed reading it, I am glad that you have acquired this wisdom ,) I hope you have a very happy 30th birthday! I too am a march girl Xxx #ABitOfEverything
    I’m @SassyPant6 on Twitter, if you’d like to connect? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • My Petit Canard

    I love and agree with all of these, such great life lessons! I have over time learned these and I think once you do, you finally know true happiness and contentment and that is a wonderful feeling. Happy 30th birthday and enjoy the sushi, if you have the choice make sure you try crab rolls/maki (im sure youll love it;-) Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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