never say never: 20 things I never thought I’d do before the end of my 20’s

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{tee: derek heart (Beall’s Outlet, $4.99); pleather shorts: LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl’s cash); wedges: Juicy Couture (a pretty penny); clutch: Michael Kors; charm bracelet c/o Cutey}

1. Drive a {business} minivan.

2. Program the Sirius Sinatra channel into my car presets.

3. Prefer flats to heels.

4. Find gray eyebrow hairs.

5. Love my husband more than the day I married him.

6. Be able to live without a tan.

7. Enjoy shopping in thrift stores.

8. Regret quitting orchestra my senior year because I thought it was nerdy.

9. Turn into a decent cook.

10. Hate horror flicks.

11. Roll my eyes at underage kids in bars.

12. Appreciate a budget.

13. Be concerned about things like fiber and preservatives.

14. Not define myself by a job title or position.

15. Feel most comfortable in the least amount of makeup.

16. Admit that my mom did, in fact, always know best.

17. Feel old watching The Real World.

18. Believe that making the bed is essential to having a good day.

19. Love a good leopard print.

20. Wear shorts to work on a Wednesday. Especially pleather ones.

23 thoughts on “never say never: 20 things I never thought I’d do before the end of my 20’s”

  1. I agree 100% with more of those points than I’d like to admit. {Whatever happened to Eric and Julie Season 1??}

    Those shorts. Exactly something I’ve been yearning for. Love this head to toe.

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  2. This is a great list and I can relate to it very well. When I was younger my grandmother used to tell me to be a lawyer. I said that sounded really boring. Now I’m 30 and work in the law field. Go figure. I love your shorts. In fact, it was YOU that inspired me to buy them. I wore them very recently, in fact, on Monday and did a post. Thanks!

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  3. Love this! I just turned 28 (yesterday!), and I feel like I should write my own – good reminder to notice/appreciate the growth and maturity and change that comes with getting older when I’m feeling a little iffy about that new 28 number… (And my mom will love hearing that I now believe she was always right – especially as one of her favorite phrases to use on us was always “never say never”.)

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  4. This year (my 27th) is officially the year of “never say never”…..I feel like I’ve learned the most about myself in the past 2-3 years. Currently training for a 1/2 marathon. I’m pretty sure that once in my life I said I would never run over a mile.
    Also, I do prefer flats to heels. They just make my aging feet feel so good!!!

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  5. #17, word. up. sister. I’m turning 30 this year, and am *not* really sad to say good bye to my 20’s yet. Although I hear it makes online dating a little tougher ;)

    Also: I love (lovelove!) this look. Those shorts are fab! Tried to snag a pair myself, but they’re sold out online.

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