Dalia Ceja

Dalia Ceja is a Latina in love with sharing lifestyle tips and trends focused on fashion, travel, food, drinks and fiestas.

Twenty Seven Candles


[typography font="Homemade Apple" size="24" size_format="px"]27 Lessons For 27 Years[/typography]

Yep. Today I'm 27.

Here are a few things I've learned along the way...

1.  Simple is usually better. 2.  Learn to cook a few things really well {college lifesavers}. 3. High school was fun, College was epic & adulthood is all about finding a balance. Work hard + play hard. 4. If you love someone, tell them. Don't hold back. 5. Take lots of pictures & videos. Someday you’ll be really glad you did. 6. It's OK to have wine on a weeknight...or a couple of nights for that matter. If it's a tough week, it's a tough week! You have to cope somehow... 7. When you realize that everyone comes from a dysfunctional family, life gets a little easier and you feel a little less crazy.  There is no such thing as normal. 8. Never regret staying home alone with a good book. 9. Give charitably, generously and willingly. 10. Having a job that you are proud of definitely makes a difference in your everyday attitude and how you carry yourself. 11. My immediate family + my BF are my world. 12. Take time to educate yourself after college. Strive for a Masters, a PHD. 13. Quit smoking. It’s the best gift you can give your body {and don’t you want to be smoking hot in your 50’s?!} 14. Life happens without your permission. You control how you deal with it. Wear a happy attitude! 15. Having a job makes a person value a dollar, themselves and those around them. Be hungry + stay motivated. 16. Enjoy being single and every aspect that comes with it. When the time is right, strive for a marriage {not a wedding} and don't jump into anything too quickly. 17. You are what you eat! Healthy eating choices will help you in the long run. 18. Happiness is not fame, money or power. The key to life is finding your sweet spot. 19. Toxic people + relationships are bad. There's a reason they're called toxic. So run. Very fast & very far. 20. Greed will bury even the lucky, eventually. 21. Never cheat. Not on exams, taxes, or on your boyfriend/partner. 22. Parents are sometimes wrong. Tell them humbly, as it's just as hard for them to hear as it is hard for you to tell them. 23. Friendships where you do not speak every week but can pick up right where you left off are immensely comforting & make you love that person even more. I heart my friends. 24. Laughing, crying, joy and anger… All are vital and they all make us human. 25. You don’t need to be a fashion guru to have fashion sense. The key is to be comfortable, confident & stylish! 26. Uncertainty is caused by a lack of knowledge.  Hesitation is the product of fear. Don’t hesitate, jump. 27. Motivation tends to come in short bursts. Act while it’s hot…and live your passions!

Easier said than done, right?! Some of these were easier to learn than others {and it's still a work in progress} but I'm grateful for each experience. Have a great Tuesday! Ole!

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