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…knowing that sometimes convenience is worth the price (hello, Amazon Prime)

…but that some things are really, really, not worth the price.

…treasuring true friends, and giving up on the ones who are too much drama.

…enjoying your family because of who they are, how they know you, and how they came to be.

…being comfortable enough to go out without makeup on. And take a selfie (see above).

…vocalizing when someone or something doesn’t meet your needs. Facebook rants on local business pages are really good for that.

…understanding that experiences are usually worth it. Things sometimes aren’t.

…knowing that I really do feel the best when I get up and go to sleep at the same time every day.

…and being really sad that that time cannot seem to be any later than 7:30 a.m.

…enjoying smells, tastes, sights, sounds, and textures.

…savoring every moment spent with my two kids.

…but also being able to understand that I need time alone to recharge my batteries.

…being able to turn down social invitations, just because.

…making a grown up budget.

…and a grown up grocery list.

…but occasionally having fro-yo for dinner.

…trying to read more books and create more pieces, and scrolling feeds less.

…not waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

…saying “thank you” and “you made a difference” more.

…thinking about what will make the world a better place and what gives my life meaning.

…actually enjoying exercise and eating right.

…trying not to pull out the gray hairs, because there are just so. many. .

…being young enough still to dream, but old enough to understand what is possible.

…following intuition.

…listening more.

…spending every summer moment outside.

…not beating myself up for needing rest.

…trying to not have regrets.

…understanding that a lot of wrongs can be corrected by a smile.

…having a hairstyle that allows one to go from bedhead to ready in 20 minutes.

…insisting on good coffee.

…buying more flowers (ok, fake ones. I don’t have a green thumb).

…learning that others’ feelings don’t have to become my feelings.

…taking it one day at a time.