When you blog, and your 50th birthday falls on the day you publish every week, there is some pressure to get it right. I’ve been turning it over in my mind for awhile, adding to a list of “50 things I’ve learned.”
Say you’re sorry when you are.
It’s okay to not be okay.
It is not okay to not try to get better.
Ask for help.
If you want people to remember your birthday, tell them it’s coming.
Confidence is not about knowing you will always get it right. Confidence is about being comfortable knowing that sometimes you will fall down and being okay with that.
Worry makes no sense. It can’t change the past, and it doesn’t shape the future.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Envy of another person will eat you up.
I am enough.
You are enough.
But the more I wrote, the more I realized that I have learned none of this on my own. I have an amazing family who has been teaching me my whole life. I have friends and colleagues and mentors who are incredible models for me and who tell me when I’m wrong. I have gotten many, many things wrong.
But I keep learning.
So instead of working more on the list of things I’ve discovered, I am giving myself grace to acknowledge how much I still have to learn. I am young. There is time.