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10 life lessons I have learned thus far

1. Trust your instincts

That little voice inside you is one smart cookie, give it a little credit.

2. Read

Take a night off, power down your computer and open a book. Not your Kindle or iPad, literally pick up paged novel and drown yourself in a story. Books will teach you more about life than the internet ever will.

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3. Pretend you know what you’re doing

Unless it comes to chess, I suppose.

4. Never trust a guy who wears a baseball cap to a bar

Just…trust me.

5. Treat all people with kindness

“Hey, how are you?” That’s all you need to say to everyone at work or school. Being polite will take you MUCH further than you think. Everyone wants to feel included and by saying “hello” you immediately make the other person feel recognized. Everyone loves a little attention in their day, am I right?

6. Tequila tastes even worse coming up

We’ve all been there.

7. It’s ok to take your time

I’m a late bloomer in every sense of the word. I take my time with every decision and I hate when people say I have to rush into things. I do things when the time is right and when I’m ready.

8. Gold accessories go with everything

I never know what colour ring, necklace or bracelet to buy, so I always end up getting gold. Seriously though, what does gold not go with…..

9. Support your friends

They got accepted into a university? Say congratulations. They got a promotion? Let them know they’ve worked hard. They started a new blog and want you to read and comment below? Don’t let them down.

10. It’s ok to start over again

I believe the hardest part of life is being able to start over. Whether it be your career, relationships, projects, etc. We all make mistakes and we all learn from them – Benjamin Button said it best…

“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” 

XO Jessica


  1. Rebecca says

    Number six is the most important life lesson anyone will ever learn.
    (but you should add number eleven- “if someone tells you to hold on to pudding- you hold on to it for dear life”)

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