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3B3: A Light in the Dark


It's time for another installment of 30 Before 30. 30 lessons, experiences, and anything else that I've discovered in my almost 30 years of life.


Today on 30 Before 30....


#4. We are so fortunate to have access to countless amounts of information. We have the internet at our fingertips whenever we need it and that’s a blessing. There is so much to learn, and I wanted to list 5 important things that I think people should learn.

  1. Taxes. I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again, learn to do your own taxes or at least brush up on the basics. Don’t let just anyone do your taxes. Do your research! When I was younger someone qualified but shady did my taxes and I ended up having to pay back everything that I got back, plus more. 10/10 do not recommend.

  2. Credit. Learn about credit, how to build credit, how to monitor your credit score, and the importance of not getting 1000 credit cards if you’re unable to keep up with your payments. Do your best to live within your means.

  3. Chemicals. Please research what chemicals do not mix. Do not just go mixing random chemicals in your kitchen while trying to make some super cleaning concoction. Chemical reactions exist and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  4. Fires. Once upon a time there was an electric fire in my room, and someone threw water on it. DO NOT DO THAT. Water and electricity do not mix. When experiencing a grease fire, do not pour water on it. Water and grease do not mix. Look up what to do in case of a fire.

  5. Self-defense laws. Look up the laws regarding self-defense in your area because not everything is deemed as self-defense under the eye's of the law and you don’t want to get caught up.

#5. Life not going according to plan does not make you a failure. Life is always going to be full of loops, sudden turns, and random drops, and it’s something that I’ve learned to roll with. I used to lose my shit over everything and nowadays barely anything bothers me, and if it does, then I know that this too shall pass. Life has been way more manageable since I allowed myself to relax.


#6. Aging is a beautiful thing. Your life does not suddenly end when you turn 30 or older, in fact, it starts to feel like life is truly beginning. I’ve been excited about turning 30 for the last 12 years because I was excited to see where I’d be in life, what I’d be doing, and who’d I’d be both inside and out. My 18-year-old self would be so proud of me now. I gotta give my younger self her props because she set the stage and made all this possible. I can’t wait to see what I’ll be like for years to come.


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