26 |

I’m almost thirty.  In fact, I’m closer to 30 than twenty.  BUT, I turned 26 on Sunday and so I want to share 26 things that I’ve learned in my 26 years.  I like to think that I kind of have my ISH together. I’m still blatantly wrong sometimes (even if I’ll never admit it) and I care a tad too much about what I wear everyday, but since we’re all broken models in different ways, I think this model is deluxe edition.

  1. Birthday Photos

    Birthday Photos

    If you’re unsure of your outfit, or your hair, or your lack of toe nail polish, wear bright lipstick.

  2. You’re never too old for a hug from your Mom & it’s totally okay to kiss your Dad, even when you’re 20+.
  3. Love is love no matter what race, religion, sexuality, or height you are.
  4. Thighs are not meant to have a gap.
  5. Women are not made whole by men.
  6. TRAVEL.
  7. Handwritten letters are better than text messages (and most forms of communication).
  8. Go to the doctor regularly.
  9. Teachers work way more hours than 40 a week.
  10. Cats have souls and real personalities.
  11. It’s love if you want to spend every boring day with that person.
  12. Exercise.
  13. Decorate your house with thrift store goods.
  14. In the winter, you don’t have to shave your legs as often.
  15. Feed the birds.
  16. Buy fuzzy socks.
  17. Get at least 8 hours of sleep and don’t use coffee to supplement.
  18. Love is not a romcom.
  19. Let’s stop fighting small battles that only prove that we can’t stop judging each other (case in point).
  20. Kindness it the most important thing.
  21. If the only thing that’s not clean about you is your car, you’re doing okay.
  22. Memorize poetry.
  23. Save your money.
  24. You’re only as strong as you let yourself be.
  25. If you’re honest, you don’t have to remember all the lies you weave (had to learn this the hard way…multiple times).
  26. Reality television and mom’s chicken noodle soup cures all.

20 thoughts on “26 |

    • Cassie says:

      Haha do both! Woo! I’m not sure how I’m doing that at the moment, but somehow I am. Maybe save for trips! Yay! Thanks, dear. You’ve been nothing but supportive since I’ve “met” you. ❤️

  1. Bea says:

    Happy Birthday!!, and what a great way to start it, with a list. I loved it! My favorite is#20, kindness, but I can’t wait to share #21 with your father, who is always complaining about your car needing a good cleaning. Surprise him this weekend with a clean car. It would be the kind, #20, thing to do!
    But seriously, you have learned alot in your 26 years, love, kindness, and honesty. You just can’t beat that! Great pics too.

  2. Brianna Soloski says:

    Happy belated birthday, friend! Hope it was a good day. I’m totally with you on number 2. I get to hug my mom and dad in 87 days!

  3. Drew Jacob says:

    “Kindness it [sic] the most important thing.”

    I JUDGE YOU!

    Nah just kidding. I’m sorry I missed this originally. Great advice :] And happy birthday, Cassieeee…eeee.

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