30 Years old- Things I’ve learned in my 20’s

Well, friends, this is 30! I can not believe I’m typing this😬. This year has been quite unique, to say the least. With a pandemic that has a 99% survival rate, to trusting God to provide for my family through an unnecessary economic shutdown (and He definitely did), to diving more into my blog and focusing on making it a little more successful than it was last year, to trusting God to give me financial wisdom while making some big girl decision/purchases, to hitting a milestone anniversary in my career, to learning from failure. Needless to say, I have learned sooooo much during my twenties. 
For starters, I have learned that I am wholeheartedly an introvert and that it’s perfectly ok. Although, I am not shy, because you can’t be shy in the career field that I’m in; but I definitely have most if not all of the attributes of an introvert. I used to feel and still do occasionally feel as though people think I’m stuck up because I’m more reserved and somewhat a loner and takes much more energy for me to go out and be with others. But when I do, people are so surprised that I’m actually pleasant to talk to😆
I’ve also learned that its ok to be independent and to not be married, or dating, or even have a boyfriend. An interesting fact about myself- I have not started dating yet and have never had a boyfriend. I often wonder if there is something wrong with me to not have a special Gentleman in my life or married. But I know that it is all in God’s perfect timing. Plus, I have been so focused on becoming successful for myself and it also doesn’t help that I’m an introvert. But if I decide to never marry or even if its another 10 years before I find that special Gentleman; it doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with me. I’m still working on that part of me.
More things that I have learned in my twenties is to enjoy EVERY single moment. The older I get the more I realize that life is so precious and so is time. I soak up every single moment with my nephew because he’s growing so quickly and I want to remember and cherish every moment.
I’ve learned to enjoy the special moments of being a first-time homeowner. As a home perfectionist, I want my house to be fully remodeled and fully decorated right now! But, some recently asked for first-time homeowner advice and this is what I said, “Enjoy, your first home at every single unfinished moment, even if its not fully decorated/renovated. Because you’ll never be a first-time homeowner a second time.” I have to constantly remind myself of that as I have a few more projects that I’m working on.
Speaking of my house- I trusted God for this beautiful home that I have. And I’m so thankful to have been a single woman in her twenties and to have purchased my first home. It came with lots of prayer, trust, hard work, and lots of waiting for the right one. 
I’ve learned that good things come to those who wait!
I’ve learned to not worry about what others think about me so much- I’m really not that important.
I’ve learned that true beauty is really on the inside and is manifested when you’re kind to others.
I’ve learned that there are so many lovely people in the world who don’t judge by the color of my skin but by the content of my character.
I have learned to stick to my convictions even when others around me may not be.
I’ve learned (with a lot of help from my mom) to be my own person. I really didn’t latch on to that concept until my early to mid-twenties. I was always trying to fit in. But I realized that God made me extra unique -lol- hence, that’s how this blog of mine was born. I’m a creative person and my little blog is my creative and expressive corner and in some ways my journal.
I literally have learned so much, this blogpost could get lengthy😆
But I put together a fun collage of the last seven days in my 20’s to remember my younger years. Oh by the way it’s my Grandma’s birthday too! We share the same birthday and tomorrow is my nephew’s second birthday. I always thought it was so funny that he was born the day after our birthday. He is a very special birthday gift and a cute one too!

All of these are so random 😆 but that’s what made them fun to take. Three pictures I had just woke up, two of them I was on a work business trip out of state, or in a hotel room. And being silly with my nephew and blogging of course.

I have so much more to type but I’ll leave it at that and maybe do a continuation post. Because after all, I was in my twenties for a whole decade and I learned a lot more than what I typed here.
I hope that you enjoyed this post from my personal perspective and Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read.
And Thank You God for 30 years!
Hugs from Florida💜


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  1. Annaliese wrote:

    Happy happy happy birthday Ebonee!! I hope your 30s get off to a wonderful start! <3xoxo Awww.southernbelleintraining.com

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  2. Livingshae wrote:

    Thank you so much Friend!

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  3. Unknown wrote:

    I just found this blog and love it! Happy Birthday!

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  4. Livingshae wrote:

    Thank you so much! I truly appreciate it!

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