30 Lessons for 30: Life Lessons

Today is my final set of lessons for my 30 Lessons for 30 series.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it!  For me it felt like the right way to commemorate such a grown up birthday.  I wanted to close things with a post about general Life Lessons.  Lessons, that when adopted, help me to understand my own identity in a more complete way.

Don’t get me wrong.  If you read and adopt these lessons you won’t suddenly ascend to some divine status.  After all, we are simply human.  But maybe it helps make you a better human.

And I think it is important to note that, like with many of the previous lessons, sometimes I drop the ball with these Life Lessons as well.  Let’s be honest, despite writing this awe inducing blog, I am a mere mortal.

Life Lessons (wedding candid)

Life Lessons:

1)  Don’t be scared to take risks—not only is it the best way to understand things outside your comfort zone, it is the best way to understand yourself.

2)  Know your moral/value plum line and stay true to it.  Don’t let another person’s standards take you off course.

3)  Read.  Read books, read the news, (and completely selfishly) read blogs.  Just read.  Reading increases your frame of reference, helps with language skills and so much more.

4)  Be authentic.  Don’t embrace trends, opinions or thoughts simply to appeal to the masses.

5)  Set goals and set yourself up to achieve them.  But be flexible enough to know that sometimes life will take you in a different direction.

6)  Remember the Golden Rule (for those of you who didn’t attend Sunday School: Do unto others as you would have done unto you.) and with that discover your own humanity.


There you have it.  6 0f my favorite Life Lessons.  All part of 5 days of 30 Lessons learned over 30 years.  I really hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have.  Please make your own additions to the lists in the comment section!

And if you haven’t yet, check out the other topics: Relationship Lessons, Fashion and Beauty Lessons, Career Lessons and Health Lessons.



  1. I really did like this series it had a really personal touch to it and was very relateable.

  2. I love every single one of these …. it’s so important to be yourself, dealing only in truth and keep striving for more every single day :)

  3. Happymother says:

    I really enjoyed reading your lessons! Recently I learned, that it is not very difficult to change a habit. Just start and it will make a big difference.

  4. Great series! And all 6 of these life lessons are wonderful – especially the last. If only more people would truly follow it!

  5. nice post! hope you are settled now here in Singapore. let me know if you need any help.


  6. #5 is so important! Without goals we just kind of drift through life. This was a fun series. Enjoy your 30s, Alexis!

  7. What a wonderful series, I really enjoyed reading each one. I think a really important one is reading, so many people don’t read it truly baffles me. I enjoy blogs but get so much more value from books and I’ve always got at least a couple on rotation.

  8. Love this!! Every single one is so important and valuable!! I cannot wait to read the rest of these!! :)

  9. Definitely great life lessons!

  10. I agree, these are very good tips and life lessons that we all can apply. Some of these I can remember my parents telling me! Setting goals are a must for me, especially with a chaotic schedule. Even weekly goals are helpful! Beautiful photo of you! :)

  11. Wonderful advice and wise words you have shared, Alexis. I agree with everything you said and I am so glad you’ve included reading in your golden rules.

  12. Love these Alexis Grace, I can totally relate to all of them. I’ve really enjoyed this series, thanks so much for ‘putting yourself out there’ and sharing these lessons! Is that a photo of you?? That’s a gorgeous dress!

    Hope all’s well in SG, am flying home tonight and can’t wait to get back to the warm temps!xo

  13. I loved this series. And I loved your lessons. Wonderful, wonderful. I am inspired!

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