Monday, December 30, 2013

13 things a "young mama" learned in 2013

As the year comes to a close, I usually like to reflect upon the years experiences, lessons and losses that I have gone through so that I can use them to better equip myself for the new approaching year. 2013 has been such a world-wind experience, with a lot of good (starting this blog, creating my Purple Heart business, getting married in Jamaica) but also a lot of not so good aka Life Lessons.

I was so intrigued by Tyler Perry's "44 things I learned at age 44" that he posted on his Facebook account (you can find that post here) for his birthday, that I decided I wanted to incorporate the same sort of thing into my new years post.

Below you will find the 13 life lessons I have learned this year and hopefully some of you will find similarity within my experiences and have a giggle or shout too after reading.

Make sure to leave me your comments below of your similar lessons or experiences because as always, I'd love to hear them!


  1. Having too many ideas/plans at one time can really distract you from that one idea or plan thats worth your time and effort! Focus on one thing and put your ALL into it.
  2. There is no such thing as having to many pacifiers around the house - I can have 5 but by the end of the day, can only find ONE.
  3. It is DEFINITELY possible to plan a destination wedding in 9 months. Did that. check mark. DONE.
  4. Going to Wal-mart with a cart even though you came only for one thing is NEVER a good idea, hence why you can never find any hand baskets but thousands of carts... don't get tricked!
  5. Tasting one or two spoonful's of your baby's dinner can sometimes lead to you wanting to finish it (or actually finishing it for them)... what can I say, I make my son's meal tastier than mine! (don't act like you haven't done this before mommies!)
  6. Getting ready before feeding mello is definitely a foolish idea. ALWAYS feed child first then get ready if you want to look decent before leaving the house.
  7. Painting my nails before putting mello to bed is just plain STUPID.
  8. If there is ever a way to get tickets to a Beyonce concert... TAKE THEM. Amazing performer!
  9.  God NEVER makes mistakes. No matter how hard it is to understand why it happened.. it was needed to make you who your are or will be.
  10. Friendships are beautiful when they last but don't be distraught when they come to an end. Sometimes you have to let go of good to make room for great. And remember, Friends come and go, but family is forever.
  11. Do not over-think things. Usually your first thought is great and can be doable if you try. Don't confuse yourself with "perfecting" things. Trust your creativity and just do it!
  12. Marriage is WORK. There are days that you will feel like the luckiest woman in the world and other days you will think you were cursed. To succeed at it, you both must put in effort and be patient within the hard times. Good will always come again.
  13. Wish it. Dream it. Do it. <--- my year's quote

Happy New Years to all of you and may you all have new perspectives, dreams and goals for the new year! All the best my loves!


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