32 Things I’ve Learned at 32

32 things i've learned at 32

  1. No matter if 32 is only a year older than 31 it feels like they are light years apart.
  2. Every new year I am given is my favorite.
  3. My children will likely teach me much more than I will teach them.
  4. No matter how bad of a mother I think I am, I will always be a super mama in their eyes {be mindful of every moment}.
  5. “Yes Ma’am” is a phrase that is never a bad idea.  Ever.
  6. Sweet tea is good, but a warm cup of coffee is better.
  7. Kindness really IS contagious {don’t believe me… try it}.
  8. Being married to a man that makes me laugh everyday is a treasure.
  9. Being married to my best friend is equally as awesome.
  10. Being married for over 12 years defies the odds of 1 in 15 marriages.
  11. My husband is the smartest man on the face of the Earth
  12. I have a lot to say about my husband because I’ve now known him for almost half my life.
  13. Little boys are pretty much dirt with some noise {and their mama’s best friend}.
  14. A hot bath at night can cure the problems of the day.
  15. Bobby pins are essential for so many of life’s dilemmas.
  16. No matter how old you are you will always need your mama.
  17. My brother will always be a pest, but only I can call him that.
  18. I consider myself lucky to still have parents who are married to each other, alive and involved in our lives.
  19. No matter how many times I fail there is still a God who is constant and in control.
  20. Still having my childhood best friend as my best friend today defies all kinds of odds.
  21. Trying hard can make all the difference.  Sometimes it doesn’t and you have to accept it.
  22. Google can teach you a lot, but sometimes you just need to refrain.
  23. Looking for happiness all over the place can sometimes make you miss what is right in front of you.
  24. Sweating the small stuff only stresses us ALL out even more.
  25. A good leader is one who knows when to let go of the reins.
  26. I will never know what I want to be when I grow up because I am always growing.
  27. There are far more people FOR you than against you even if it doesn’t feel like it sometimes.
  28. Love comes in so many different forms from different people.  Making sure to love them despite this is the important thing.
  29. The younger women that are telling me I look tired today will one day be there too {thanks, Jennifer}!
  30. I can make the best of plans, but in the end, this life belongs to God and he will decide.
  31. The wisdom of elders is worth listening to the same stories over and over.
  32. I still have a lot to learn…
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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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Comments

  1. I love this post. You’re a very wise 32 yr old. I am 32 as well and I agree with all of it. I wish someone could keep me off Google. :-)

  2. Lovely post, and gorgeous picture! I’ve been with my husband 1/2 of my life as of this year (32, like you), too. We’re like online twins :)

  3. This is a great list. I love all the positives.

    I’m best friends w/my closest friend from school too, and she’s a gem of a gem. :)

  4. You are fabulous HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  5. The Jennifer from #29! says:

    What a wonderful list!! I love it and it made me tear up! ;) You are still my younger and more beautiful “sister”!!! Have a fabulous birthday and we will celebrate this weekend together with some cupcakes and coffee!!!! I love you, Felicia!

  6. Is it your birthday? Happy Birthday!!! You have a great list.

  7. That’s lovely, Felicia! We should all make a list like that and count our blessings. I am 33 and turning 34 in May. I find myself waxing nostalgic more and more with every year that goes by. I remember when I was still in my 20′s, not so long ago, and yet already that seems so distant. I also have been married for 12 years (13 this October) to a wonderful, funny, and intelligent man whom I have known since I was 18 years old. I am very lucky that we are still together and happily married, and I look forward to growing older together and facing life’s challenges and good times as well. I find as you get older, you get more comfortable in your own skin, you feel more attractive and you learn, little by little, to stop trying to please everybody because you realize that it’s impossible and will just make you unhappy. Ah, so many lessons learned and yet to be learned!

    • You are so right. I think the older I get, the better I feel about myself and life in general. Working in the high school just reminds me every day how much these years are my favorites :)

  8. Betty Baez says:

    Happy Birthday!!!….although im not quite there yet (32) i agree with most of your list its great to sit down and write out your blessings

  9. Happy birthday Felicia! What a beautiful post. I’ll be 33 in June blah! You are beautiful and your post just made me smile., Have a great day!

  10. I love your list. I remember being 32 slightly. LOL. Happy Birthday. Have a great day!!!

  11. OH to be 32 again =) Happy Birthday! Loved your list.

  12. Happy Birthday!!!! What a great list! I turn 32 this year too!

  13. Happy Birthday! Wish I was turning 32 :)

  14. Cheryl B. says:

    Most glorious of birthday wishes to you, Felicia!

    LOVE this list! Can’t currently relate to them all, but #16, #17 & 21 ring quite true with me.
    I also definitely try to live by #7, #19, #30 & #32 – perfect!

    Finally, this is a wonderful reflection and one I hope to say annually, “Every new year I am given is my favorite.” Thanks for sharing these!

  15. You look fabulous Felicia! Happy Birthday! What an awesome post!

  16. Happy belated birthday Felicia! Never stop learning..

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