30.

 

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For the occasion of entering into my third decade. In no particular order…

  1. Try not to get too overwhelmed. It’s ok that you don’t know what you’re doing. Remember that it’s “exciting.”
  2. Wear the damn sunblock.
  3. Say yes more often. Por qué no?! 
  4. Sit up straight.
  5. Exercise more often. It makes you feel good. And let’s not pretend you’ve thrown vanity aside.
  6. Let go. Let go of all the things that have been tying you down. Easier said than done but at least give it a try!
  7. Don’t drink bad alcohol. You don’t like it and it makes you feel terrible the next morning. Keep drinking the alcohol you DO like though! 🙂
  8. Try to think about what you’re saying when you’re angry. Breathe for a moment and then speak. Irrationality is not a good look.
  9. Keep rocking out in Jah Guide with the volume on full so you can’t hear how bad your voice really is.
  10. Aquire less stuff. Or at least to make more meaningful purchases when you feel capitalist society calling.
  11. Don’t stop feeding people just because you don’t want to do it for a living anymore. It makes you feel good and it makes people like you. And it’s nice when people like you.
  12. Return to Tierra del Fuego.
  13. Be present.
  14. Drink more water.
  15. Give yourself a pat on the back for what you’ve managed to accomplish.
  16. Keep making a bit of a fool of yourself. It doesn’t matter what people think. The ones who love you will love you more for it and the ones who don’t love you are missing out.
  17. Keep making yourself laugh. If you can make others laugh at the same time that’s just a bonus. But don’t try too hard.
  18. Look back fondly.
  19. Don’t compromise your values.
  20. Try things that put you out of your comfort zone. You tend to feel good about it afterwards.
  21. Travel as much as your wallet allows you to.
  22. Take time to clear the noise. Write things down. Meditate. Go for a swim. Don’t let things fester in your head for too long.
  23. Make the video of mum and Lecky before it’s too late.
  24. Don’t rush. It’s happening as it’s supposed to.
  25. Keep learning languages. There is no downside. Plus it means you can go live in another country for a while.
  26. Learn to make mum’s saltfish.
  27. Floss.
  28. Cry when you need to. It’s cathartic.
  29. Be honest. With yourself and with those around you.
  30. Lastly, but certainly not least, NEVER stop baltering.

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