Lessons in Life I’ve Learned in Thirty One Years


I am that person who learns the hard way.

Tears, laughter, anger, it’s all a part of the lessons I had to learn. I was a quiet child, an eye-rolling teen, and a young wife and mother. I wouldn’t change any of that. Some of the best life lessons came from walking my own road less taken. I have never felt the need to follow the crowd. From a young age, I knew who I was. I also lost myself along the overgrown path I chose, but boy did I learn from that.

I learned that:

  1. Life isn’t easy nor fair. That is alright by me. An easy and fair life makes for a weak soul. The trials build our character. They build our strength as women.
  2. Life is too short. There is no point in living a short existence with hurt or hate in your heart. It is not fair to you and your well-being. Forgive, even if you never get an apology.
  3. Love conquers all. I truly have faith that its true. Earthly love may not conquer it all, but Heavenly love really does conquer everything.
  4. The best things in life are usually the ones that scare us the most. Being responsible for another human being is downright scary, yet it is really really beautiful.
  5. You really do learn something new every day. I do not know everything, therefore learning is the best thing I can do to better myself and better my situation.
  6. Be excited! If you love something, I mean really love something, then let it show! I fawn and fangirl over cows, and I happen to be OK with that. Cows are my jam!
  7. It’s more than OK to cry. No joke, I cried like two days ago watching a documentary about five baby animals. My husband tried to not laugh, but the little baby monkey being left out was just too much.
  8. You are enough. When we doubt ourselves we’re setting ourselves up for failure. Being perfect is never going to be attainable, but being enough surely is.
  9. Take the road less traveled. The scenery is much better. Pave your own way, don’t follow the crowd because you were born to stand out.
  10. Take time for yourself. Of course you are a mom, a wife, a friend and everything in between. But you will not be able to grow those relationships if you do not have a relationship with yourself. Read a book, take a bubble bath, drink the wine. Take care of yourself.

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A native of Tennessee, Alecia calls Texas home for a few years while her husband of 4 years serves in the military. She is a mom to a 10 year old girl and a stay at home soccer mom. Faith is a huge part of Alecia's life and she loves volunteering where she can in her community. Her favorite things are writing/reading, thunderstorms, baking/cooking, gardening, walking the dog, crocheting and spending quality time with her family. She would be more than willing to do without having to move when the Navy says "go," deployments, spiders, and mosquitoes.