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24 Things I’ve Learned in 24 Years. It’s My Birthday..Wohoo!


What I love most about birthdays (besides the fact that everyone has to be extra-nice to you) is the connection you have with the people you love most.

Thank you to all the beautiful people in my life for sharing your wisdom and teaching me everything I know today. I absolutely adore, cherish and love you all.

1. Your heart is where it’s at.

2. Everyone has their own story to tell. We need to encourage each other to be brave enough to share it.

3. Surround yourself with the dreamers, the doers, the believers, the beautiful people who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.

4. Say YES to new adventures!

5. Be kind! Take the time to tell someone they look beautiful or that you believe in them.

6. If you’re feeling down or sad. Crank up your favourite tunes and dance! Trust me, it’s liberating.

7. Laugh more.

8. Decide who you want to be and live it everyday. Don’t let your past or others define who you are.

9. Finding someone that you’re crazy-in-love with is the most magical feeling. It’s the best feeling when you look at them and they’re already staring. This one is dedicated to my husband to be.

10. Cherish those you love the most. Thanks to my mum & dad for teaching me this and so much more. Family means the world to me!

11. Sometimes, you just need a break in a beautiful place, alone, to figure everything out.

12. Don’t let your life just pass by. Stop. Breathe. Refocus.

13. Be courageous. When you overcome something you were fearful of…it feels AMAZING!

14. Be passionately curious.

15. Everyone has their own unique gifts that are bursting with colours to be shared with the world. You owe it to yourself and the world to make the contribution you were born to make.

16. Travel. Fall in love. And be happy!

17. Start before you’re ready! Perfection is BS. Full stop.

18. Feel that fire-in-the-belly feeling for something you’re passionate about.

19. Be patient. Wonderful things happen when you least expect it.

20. Find a best friend who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

21. Only lend books if you don’t want them back.

22. Be generous & grateful. Write a handwritten thank you note.

23. Deep down we all know what we want…sometimes we’re scared and fearful we are going to fail, so we lock up our deepest desires and throw away the key, because it’s easier right? Only we can decide who we want to be and what we want to do in our lives…No one else. Be honest about what you want AND take consistent action to get what you want.

24. Die with beautiful memories, not dreams.

With joy, love + gratitude,


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  • Reply
    September 26, 2013 at 3:30 am

    You are one extraordinary young lady.

    Global consciousness is rising fast because of young women like you.

    I love you home slice!! xx

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      Danika Jane
      September 26, 2013 at 3:50 am

      Woweee! Thank you A. xx

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    September 26, 2013 at 3:37 am

    24 fabulous points to mark 24 fabulous years

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      Danika Jane
      September 26, 2013 at 3:50 am

      A lot of it I’ve learned from you mumma :) Thank you. xx

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    Phillipa Kiripatea
    September 26, 2013 at 3:39 am

    See what I mean? Sooo much wisdom.
    You should turn this blog post into an infographic or poster for peeps to print out and pin to the wall.
    This is stuff that everyone needs to read daily.
    Love you!

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      Danika Jane
      September 26, 2013 at 3:51 am

      Thank you for taking the time to write this Phillipa! Great idea. Thank you so much xx

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    Kylie Ryan
    September 26, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Gorgeous Danika, You are an absolute star. What incredible wisdom in here. I agree with Amber, the global consciousness is rising fast. It’s an incredible time to be alive. Can’t wait to see what else unfolds for you on your amazing journey. xx

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      Danika Jane
      September 26, 2013 at 3:52 am

      Thank you beautiful lady! You’ve taught me so much :) xx

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    Kylie Ryan
    September 26, 2013 at 3:49 am


    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday dear Danika!
    Happy birthday to you!! xxx

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      Danika Jane
      September 26, 2013 at 3:52 am

      Hehe love it! Wohoo party time 😀

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    September 26, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrlllllll friend…the wisdom of your soul shines beyond your human years.
    What a gift you are to us all on your birthday.
    Happy ones beauty…today and always xxx

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      Danika Jane
      September 26, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Aww wow! Thank you Mish. That means the world. xx

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    September 26, 2013 at 6:43 am

    So wise for your 24 years sis

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      Danika Jane
      September 26, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Learn from the best 😉 Love you sis! xx

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    October 2, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Such a great post – so spot on with all 24 points babe! A few in there that I needed reminding of, thanks for your sunshine lady xx

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      Danika Jane
      October 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks beautiful! xx

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    November 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Danika, that is absolutely wonderful~You clearly rock!
    Glad to have connected!
    Keep on keeping on~I can sense I will be hearing so much more about you!
    With love and passion,
    Rowena x :)

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      Danika Jane
      November 12, 2013 at 6:32 am

      Blushing cheeks! Haha. Thanks so much Rowena. xx

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    February 27, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I love this! It is great xx

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      Danika Jane
      March 2, 2014 at 1:48 am

      Thanks darling! xx

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