Disclaimer: This is a very late post because sometimes I forget I have a blog.

On January 30th I turned 30.  And I feel fine.  I feel great actually. I've never understood the craze surrounding the beginning of this decade of life.  I don't think wisdom comes with age.  It comes with experience, however people assume that when you turn 30 you should--know stuff.  Life should be figured out by now and you should know where you're going or maybe you're already there.  I don't think I've learned everything I will ever encounter but here are a few lessons I've picked up along the way to 30.

1. When an idiot tries to give you more money or charge you less don't try and be honest with them--just take it and try and pay it forward later.  Trying to rectify the situation will only cause much more confusion, get a manager involved who is also confused as to why you are trying to give money back and make your fellow store patrons angry at you for holding the line.

2. However, honesty is always the best policy.  Never try and avoid hurting someone's feelings.  People are always so touchy about their feelings (in my John Malkovich voice). Just remember when someone asks for your unsolicited candid advice--give it.  If you don't and they make some stupid decision based on your  inability to answer a question directly and honestly.  They will blame you.

3. Don't give unsolicited advice.

4. Listen more than you speak.

5. Say what you want.

6. As you grow older you will lose more friends and gather more associates.

7. Haters gone hate. Seriously.  That is number seven in all of its Ebonics glory.

9.  Distance yourself from these people at once.  Frenemies are not healthy.

10. Song lyrics can emanate how you feel.

11. However, poetry makes you look smarter and seem more cultured.

12. Don't be afraid to look stupid.  It comes with taking risks.

13. Take risks.

14. And if you fail. Fail BIG.

15. Living with less is not such a bad thing. Why do people hoard things to make themselves feel adequate? Materialism should be a deadly sin. (We've been purging consistently since the year began on our quest to minimalism.  Thankfully, we don't have much stuff, so this is a pretty easy even if slightly daunting task.)

There are few fun things that I've learned too.  Like that at 30 my boobs have finally decided to make an appearance and they really are an amazing thing.  So squishy and kinda bouncy.  I am completely enamored by them! The things I've learned are simple.  These are definitely not all of the things I have learned but a small summation of them.  It's a list of 15.  Maybe I will garner 15 more in the next decade.

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