50 Things @ 51 [Part 1]

[Go-Go-Go-Go Shortie…It’s Ya Birthday…We gone party like it’s ya birthday]

…and you know I only listen to the beginning of that song cause the rest is a blur.  But … yes it’s my birthday tomorrow … and I give thanks and blessings that God has brought me through another year. A birthday is a joyous occasion … hell more than that + but I’m just glad to be here + and everything else [good and bad] over the past year is in my rear-view.  Tomorrow I will be 51 … yes I said it … 51 + damn I’m old [but not really] nowadays we call it seasoned. I guess if I didn’t tell you how old I was you wouldn’t know so it feels like I’m sitting on this secret … [well…outside of the blog-o-sphere].

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Today my post is in honor of my birthday.  I wanted to list the 50 things I’ve learned at 51. Now I know folks may be wondering … if your 51 why not 51 things. The answer is simple … technically I’ve had one full year at 50 not at 51 + so next year you can ask me what 51 is like.  To make this a little shorter I’m just posting the list + and on my usual Sunday Chit-Chat post … I will elaborate on a few + because yes some need explaining.

So here we go…

  1. Cherish your close friends
  2. Pick your battles
  3. Relax + Relate + Release
  4. Self care is everything
  5. Sleep
  6. Have a creative outlet
  7. You don’t have to do it all right now
  8. Let your children make their own mistakes
  9. Brown skinned girls do need sunscreen
  10. I’m a weirdo and it’s OK
  11. Don’t sweat the small stuffFacetune_23-08-2018-23-31-37
  12. You can press the reset button at any time
  13. Learning to love my natural hair
  14. Don’t worry about what other people are doing
  15. Don’t let negative thoughts pay rent in your head
  16. Exercise is good for you
  17. Having rhythm and dancing are two different things
  18. It’s ok to be picky
  19. Hot baths are everything
  20. Drink the wine
  21. Love with all your might
  22. Broken hearts mend
  23. There is a thing as too much social media
  24. Try new things
  25. It can only hurt you if you let it
  26. Cherish your children
  27. Respect your eldersFacetune_23-08-2018-23-16-50
  28. Stop and smell the flowers
  29. Don’t shit where you eat
  30. Write it down
  31. Know God
  32. Love your body
  33. Work smart not hard
  34. People don’t need to know everything
  35. Embrace the unknown
  36. Bacon [in moderation] is not bad for you
  37. Sometimes falling is inevitable
  38. Eat clean
  39. Embrace your quirkiness
  40. Growing old is okFacetune_23-08-2018-23-42-25
  41. Listen
  42. Everything doesn’t require a reaction
  43. Don’t let people take advantage of your kindness
  44. Makeup can be your friend … embrace it
  45. Be kind to your body
  46. Laugh always
  47. People can surprise you
  48. Stay in your lane
  49. Yoga is life
  50. Find your groove

I want to take this time to thank everyone for visiting my blog today.  If you’re a new follower thanks so much for joining the family + and if your a current follower I really appreciate that love.  As always don’t forget to “like” + “comment” + “follow” + and stay tuned for Part 2 of 50 Things at 51.

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3 thoughts on “50 Things @ 51 [Part 1]

  1. Happy birthday! You look amazing! I love #21, #22, #31, #32, but the best ones are #45, #47, & #48 yes girl these are amazing. Blessings and adventures await you in this new year! 🤗

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