8 Things Every Happy Woman Should Have

1. A go-to drink

Old Fashioned – with High West Whiskey (Rendezvous Rye)

2. A go-to Karaoke song

 Bon Jovi “Livin’ On A Prayer”

3. A uniform

Skinny jeans, white v-neck tee, leather jacket, pointy pumps, and gold jewelry.

4. A hair stylist they love

Fortuntely, I have two… Jessie Jennings and Sarah Richardson. Both of these girls are absolutely amazing, do a wonderful job, and always make me feel sexy and beautiful!

5. An exercise routine

I start my workout with 100 crunches, 5 sets of 8 bicep curls, triceps, & shoulder press, 5 sets of 10 kettle bell swing/squats and then 30-45 minutes of cardio (whether that be running, spinning, or the elliptical).

6. A hobby

Hard to narrow down to just one, so… skiing, cooking, playing the piano, and hearing live music.

7. A best friend

I have many best girlfriends… one in particular who has been through thick and thin with me, and my oldest and dearest, Ellie.

8. A healthy sense of self

It’s a work in progress… But surrounding myself with positive people and loved ones, doing things that make me happy, being in a healthy and active environment, and being nice to others regardless of their character and myself are the main things I focus on.

After seeing this post on other blog sites, I wanted to share with you my “eight things every happy woman should have”. I don’t like to think you can contain happiness to a specific number, however I enjoyed brainstorming about the different types of happiness and what/who makes me smile.

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30 before 30.

Watching my friends turn 30 and my big day not too far behind, it had me thinking about my life… am I happy with where I am personally and professionally? What do I want to accomplish before then? Are there things I should do and know?

I came across this list and I think it’s pretty accurate.

By 30, you should have…

1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.

2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.

3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.

4. A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.

5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.

6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.

7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age—and some money set aside to help fund it.

8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account—all of which nobody has access to but you. 

9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded. 

10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry. 

11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra. 

12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it. 

13. The belief that you deserve it. 

14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few facets of life that don’t get better after 30. 

15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.


By 30, you should know…

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.

2. How you feel about having kids.

3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend with-out ruining the friendship.

4. When to try harder and when to walk away.

5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.

6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.

7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.

8. Where to go—be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat—when your soul needs soothing.

9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.

10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.

11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.

12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.

13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.

14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.

15. Why they say life begins at 30!