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23 Things I Learned in 23 Years

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Alas, another year means another birthday & while I wish I could put a pin on the good ol’ aging process, I would never trade the life lessons I learned in my 23 years of life.

In 23 years I have managed to make so many leaps forward and sooo many mistakes. This is a post with a purpose. A purpose to share with you some lessons I’ve learned, & a purpose to remind myself not to make those same mistakes.

Well, here it is…

23 Things I Learned in 23 Years

    1. Feed your faith not your fear
    2. Not all friends are forever, and thats totally okay.
    3.   Sometimes we take the people we love for granted & assume they know we love them. Until we lose them. Never leave anything unsaid and no actions undone.
    4. Every so often, go on a good social media detox.
    5. There will always be people with different values, beliefs, political standpoints, etc., but try not to judge right away and try to see deeper, unless they’re really just crappy people.
    6. Plants do wonders for the soul
    7. There’s more to yoga than just stretching
    8. Pee after sex…no seriously…
    9. Not everyone is going to like you, but you also don’t have to like everyone.
    10. Life is what you make of it & that’s actually an amazing thing.
    11. Give your pets the life they deserve, I mean their time with us is truly so short.
    12. Stop waiting for the next big moment or adventure, there is beauty right where you are if you know where to look.
    13. Do things that will benefit your mental health, not set you back.
    14. Moisturize your skin
    15. Aloe Vera is a magic plant
    16. Remember to treat your body well
    17. Show your family appreciation because sometimes we forget how truly special they are.
    18. There is more happiness in seeking to make others happy
    19. Find what makes you happy and make time to do more of it.
    20. Don’t overthink life. Everyone goes through ups and downs and in the end we’re all just humans trying to live our best life.
    21. Love on people who are hard to love…sometimes they need it the most.
    22. God’s word contains power, it can heal and lead you where you’re meant to be.
    23. Always give thanks and appreciate the beautiful, small, often-overlooked, things in life.

I could list more but let’s save those for the coming years. Finally, let me just add…

Happy Birthday to all my Taurus Babes!!


  1. May 13, 2018 / 4:13 am

    Firstly a big happy birthday to you, gorgeous! I hope it’s been a fabulous one and you’ve been spoilt rotten! I absolutely love love this post. So many of these things really hit me, because they are lessons I’m currently learning. This one, “Stop waiting for the next big moment or adventure, there is beauty right where you are if you know where to look.” So TRUE. So often we spend lives simply wishing the days away, waiting for the next ‘big thing’, which is such a shame, because we can make every day a good one, if we really want to. Absolutely love this x

    • Lily Segui
      May 13, 2018 / 4:43 am

      Sooooosooo happy you enjoyed this post ?? & thank you so much my birthday was a great time ?

  2. May 16, 2018 / 1:31 am

    Happy 23rd Babe! I hope you have/had a wonderful birthday! You seemed to have learned a lot in the last 23 years, and I hope 24 years comes with more laughs, more lessons, more happiness, and more success! Happy Birthday xxx

    Melina |

    • Lily Segui
      May 16, 2018 / 2:30 am

      Girl thank you soooo much!!!??

  3. May 17, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Happy Birthday! You look beautiful in those photos. It’s true about our pets I have a little guinea pig and he is so spoilt, but he definitely deserves it ?

    Tori  |
    Latest blog post: Royal Wedding Cupcake Recipe

    • Lily Segui
      May 17, 2018 / 4:56 pm

      100% deserves to be spoiled ?

  4. May 17, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself! This list has some really great tips. I think the ‘don’t overthink life’ point is particularly important as people always focus on the negatives rather than the positives. x

    • Lily Segui
      May 17, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Yessss let’s choose to just enjoy it instead ?

  5. May 17, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Congrats lily!
    23 is a wonderful age. I wish I still had it . those were the really good times lol. So much carefree traveling and studying.
    Not really stressing too much over anything.
    Thank you for sharing your life’s lessons with us. I can totally relate to ‘pee after sex’ for the reason I’ve had bladder infections because of not doing it . So yeah..
    Also very important to stay in the present moment and enjoy the beauty there. Very well said 🙂
    Not taking others for granted or have them do it to you is also very essential. Always remember to be grateful for other people’s presence. Good post hunnie 🙂

    • Lily Segui
      May 17, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Rose thank you for this sweet comment! I’m happy you could relate haha & so happy you enjoyed my life lessons!! xx

  6. May 17, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    I hope you had the most amazing birthday lovely! Pee after sex is definitely up there with the most important of these, haha! I love the life is what you make of it, so true and something which we should all remind ourselves of more often- x

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