Well, Andie has officially hit the quarter-century mark of her lifetime. That’s right, she’s now 25 years old. Happy Birthday Andie!
And because today is her birthday and she’s trying to not think of 25 as one year closer to 30, she put together a little list of 25 things she’s learned in 25 years.
Ready? Here goes:
Take care of yourself first. Listen to your mind and body.I love love. I love people in love. I can’t get enough of it!Drinking coffee black isn’t so bad and you get more energy that way.You can make a really amazing living with a fine art degree.It’s not easy to put yourself out there. Taking the first step out of your comfort zone takes guts. It gets easier every time.People will always think they can do it better than you. Prove them wrong.Never be afraid to ask for help, for anything, for any reason.Saving money is also hard. One of my goals for this next year is to improve my budgeting habits and save a certain amount of money each month. If you have any tips, tricks or good resources, please send them my way!God’s plans are not always your plans, but his plans are the best plans.Traveling is more fun than buying any material things.Whenever you have a chance to try something completely new, take it. You never know how much you might love it (or hate it). It’s one of the best learning experiences life has to offer.Marriage is the greatest, hardest, best, most sanctifying & thrilling adventure of my life.Good things come to those who wait. Good things also come to those who work their booties off and make stuff happen.Surround yourself with people who love you, appreciate you, and value your companionship.DaVinci and Vincent make everything better. Everything.Don’t forget to take time for yourself, to be by yourself. Everyone needs that space at some point. It’s good time to reflect and recharge and just breathe.Marry a guy who makes you eat your veggies & never rolls his eyes at your crazy dreams.Brunch is the best part of the day. Or week.“I didn’t quit my 9-5 to work 24/7.” – Mary Marantz A furry blanket, a glass of wine, our two furballs & my husband are my idea of Friday night fun.There’s nothing like a foot rub from my husband the night after a wedding day!I hate wearing a bra. If it was socially acceptable to never wear one, I wouldn’t.Serving people has become more fulfilling to me emotionally and mentally than money ever will be.Having a CEO mindset has transformed the way I run my business.
Red wine. Always red.