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27 Things I’ve Learned in 27 Years | Episode 166

January 5, 2022

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About this episode…

This weeks episode is super special! It’s actually my birthday! So I am sharing with you 27 things that I have learned in 27 years. This is full of life tips, permission to do things and think things that you may have needed, and lots of advice that I wish I had heard earlier! We’re talking all things from spray tans and prayer and relationship with others and everything in between! Get ready and press play because this is a FUN ONE!

We are also doing a really fun GIVEAWAY for a Springboard Prayers book that I love so much! To enter click HERE and enter your email! You’ll get a fun email, and the giveaway ends Sunday 1/9 at 11:59pm. The winner will be notified by email!

27 Things I’ve Learned in 27 Years:

  1. It’s okay if you don’t have words

  2. “Not all of the balls are glass”

  3. I really does all work out

  4. never buy something full priced haha

  5. Learn how to take pictures on a real camera or at least print your pictures!

  6. wash your face or at least take your makeup off!

  7. Check your labels and ingredients

  8. you are what you listen to, read and watch – be careful what goes in your mind

  9. always pack snacks

  10. being offended is a choice

  11. getting your nails done and spray tans are underrated

  12. voice memos are the best

  13. there are such things as decaf espresso so that means that, yes, you can have a latte when you’re pregnant

  14. If we acgually believe that God gives good gifts and he’s a kind God then what other people are doing shouldn’t threaten you

  15. Do something small and kind everyday

  16. Use a grocery service!

  17. Everyone has a story, so be kind and gentle

  18. If you can do your dreams without God, they’re not big enough

  19. Praying out loud is really really fun

  20. Going outside and on a walk by yourself without your phone will fill you right back up

  21. Make a playlist for everything!

  22. What people say to us is more a reflection of them than it is of you

  23. If you’re overwhelmed, write it all down

  24. Drink your water!

  25. Emotions need motion

  26. Take 2 minutes to look into someone’s eyes that you love without talking. It will make you cry.

  27. Live life with open hands. Let God give and take away.

A few things we mentioned…

Springboard Prayers by Val Marie Company
Old Navy Jeans
Artifact Uprising
Amazon Makeup Wipes
My Favorite Skincare
Thrive Market
Fave Nail Colors: Funny Bunny (OPI), I Canolli Wear OPI (OPI), My Italian is a Little Rusty (OPI)
Comparison Reel on Instagram
Episode on rest with Dr. Sandra Dalton-Smith
My Spotify Playlists
Stanley Quencher Tumbler – text STANLEY to 33777
Liquid IV
Christian Yoga on Youtube

P.S. The Springboard Prayers giveaway ends Sunday 1/9 at 11:59pm! We will be contacting the winner via email.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the summer of 2023, Behind the Bliss Podcast was rebranded to the new title Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey. Some information and links may have changed since recording this episode.

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I am an online encourager based out of Birmingham, AL that's obsessed with my girls and sharing bits and pieces of my life. I wear a lot of hats these days including mama to two boys, military wife, blogger, podcast host and more. You can find me behind the microphone at Real Talk with Rach where we talk about everything from jeans to Jesus, playlists to pop culture, the good and the grief and everything in between. 

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