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40 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 40 Years of Life

Happy 40th birthday to me! Each year on my birthday, I find some time to reflect on how I’m doing. I take into account my dreams and goals and the progress I’ve made towards them in the last year. I also take inventory of where I am physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This year, since it’s kind of a big, round, significant number, I also recorded lessons I’ve learned and things that are really important to me that I want to teach or model for my children.

This exercise turned into this episode and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. It’s hard to be so open and vulnerable with my life experiences, but if this episode helps one person feel better or motivates anyone to just keep going, then it is 100% worth it. I thought it would be difficult to come up with 40 life lessons, but once I started brainstorming, I came up with way more than 40. I discarded some of the most obvious ones like be honest, forgive others, do more of what you love and things like that, then I smashed some together and saved some for a later episode or course, especially the ones about marriage, parenting and other relationships.

I hope you enjoy this episode. It was a labor of love.

If any of you are wondering what I want for my 40th birthday, I’ll tell you. I would love a rating and review of this podcast, specifically this episode on iTunes. Or, you can reach out in any number of ways: email, Instagram, Facebook, Google or on my website and let me know if you are getting anything from my podcast. I’d also love to know if you have any suggestions for future topics or guests. I love a good challenge, so guest recommendations are my favorite, even if they seem out of reach. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening and for your support!

About the author, Monica

I'm a wife and mother of 4 wonderful, talented children. I started a podcast for people who are ready to uplevel their lives in the areas of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health. I will be sharing real, authentic life experiences that have taught me about living On the Brighter Side.

2 Comments

  1. Cheryl Harris on 05/29/2019 at 1:26 PM

    Such words of wisdom! This episode Could also be called, “How to live a remarkable, full, happy life!” I feel encouraged and motivated after listening. Thanks for sharing your keys to happiness with us. Happy 40th friend. Keep shining your beautiful light. It is a beacon for us all.

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