23 things that I’ve learned (or at least trying to learn…)

23. It was my first Facebook “bday” so many wall posts from people I haven’t talked to for ages. Many thanks, it definitely makes the day special.

I spent the weekend in Helsinki and had a wonderful Saturday in the sun by the sea. It was a much needed getaway from Jyväskylä – although I love the city dearly, it’s nice to go to a “big” city every once in a while.

Not that 23 is a milestone birthday or anything, but any birthday gives you a chance to reflect on what you’ve done, where you are and where you’re going…

Hence my post on 23 things that I’ve learned, am learning or hope to learn damn soon;)

1. Work hard

2. Party hard…but not too hard…

3. Relax soft (saunas are great for this!)

4. Tell the truth

5. Be honest with yourself

6. Be good to your friends and they’ll usually return the favour

7. Strive for balance (everything in this world hangs in balance)

8. Give a damn

9. But don’t always be too serious

10. Look behind you when you leave some place to avoid losing things (simple, yet effective;)
11. Read the news – be up to date with the world around you

12. Don’t waste time

13. Find your passion and relish it

14. Look for substance (as in conversations with meaning or just in general looking for the real value)

15. Smile

16. Trust your gut

17. Learn to shut up (something I’m learning here from the Finns;)

18. If you can do something about it, do it. If you can’t, don’t worry about it

19. Know what your weaknesses are and find ways to prop them up

20. Appreciate beauty

21. Cherish the little things

22. Learn from your mistakes

23. Dream big

That’s it, that’s all for now. My list can be 1 longer next year and these will probably change, but not a bad start.

Now it’s time to get back to number 1;)

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3 thoughts on “23 things that I’ve learned (or at least trying to learn…)

  1. Danny Bloom says:

    I love the list. Happy 23rd from a Happy 59th!

    Especially love the GIVE A DAMN part.

    YES YES YES. GIVE A DAMN!

    Good on ya, mate!

    danny

  2. janeporter says:

    haha! thanks:)

    I like to think of myself as the opposite of Rhett…
    “Frankly my dear… I GIVE A DAMN!”

  3. Adrian says:

    Long list.. thus good luck! and Happy Bday once again..

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