23 lessons I’ve learned from my 23 years of life

Well my gosh it’s been a while since I posted a lil’ summin’ on here hasn’t it? I’ve been coming back from holiday mode and getting back into uni mode and blog mode which has taken me longer to adjust to than I thought, soz! Anyhoo,  on a more exciting note: IT’S MY BIRTHDAAAAY! I’m now 23 years young and I thought I would mark the day by sharing the life lessons I’ve learned in my just-over-two-decades on this earth. So without further ado…

 

  1. Do what you love – regardless of whether you’re good at it or not

 

  1. Growing up is not about knowing what you want or what you’re doing – it’s about not knowing but still managing to persist and have a good time along the way

 

  1. Don’t take everything so seriously. Seriously, don’t.

 

  1. You don’t have to perfect to start something new – just go for it and figure it out as you go.

 

  1. You can have it all but not all at once. Some things in your life will be great and you’ll feel on top of your game, others will make you feel like a disaster if you let them drag you down. Accept that you’ll never have it perfect and not everything will fall into place at once.

 

  1. Confidence is about faking it most of the time.

 

 

  1. Make the most of your opportunity to give back to people who need it. Being a volunteer counsellor for ChildLine was one of the most interesting, inspiring things I’ve ever done. It gave me more insight into the “real world” than anything else had, and it made me a braver person who’s ready for anything.

 

  1. Be grateful and try to see the good in everything. Hold on to every tiny win and see the positive in the negative – that’s the secret to happiness.

 

  1. Stop worrying about not having enough time or money.

 

  1. If you want a love that will last, don’t rush anything.

 

  1. Stop obsessing over having “the perfect body”. I always try to remember that in 50 years’ time I would be kicking myself if I didn’t appreciate the ripe, fit little 20-something body I have now.

 

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  1. Remember that when it seems like the worst thing has happened, it will seem like nothing in a year from now, or even a couple of months from now. Time is certainly a healer and as long as you keep your chin up, you’ll be just fine my dear.

 

  1. Be kind to everyone. I mean EVERYONE. Respond to negative people with understanding and just be that nice, lovely person you’d like to meet.

 

  1. You will find more lessons and growth in failure than you will in success. If I hadn’t scored 12% in my college exam, the first class honours degree that came 2 years later wouldn’t have been nearly as sweet. Get ready for your comeback.

 

 

  1. Accept your weaknesses and imperfections – they make you “you”

 

  1. Learn to work hard and play hard

 

  1. The only person that can really look after you is you. Be kind to yourself and know what keeps you happy.

 

  1. No matter what, EVERYONE (even the people who you think have perfect lives) has insecurities, imperfections, bad days, worries, stress and unhappy vibes sometimes, no matter what they may show on the internet and in real life. Remember that.

 

  1. On that note – there will always be so many people out there who have it A LOT worse than you. For them, you are the one who has a perfect life. Remember that too.

 

  1. don’t let comparison steal your joy, just be you

 

  1. Keep good people close and make time for them, they are your happy place.

 

  1. Never underestimate your ability to learn new things. Stop saying “I can’t”, “I don’t know how” and leaving it at that. Google it, read about it, do it, learn.

 

  1. Just enjoy life and all it’s opportunities, challenges, good times, bad times, and all the special people in it!

 

 

 

So that’s all then, I hope this has given you some comfort, inspiration, or positive vibes just in time for the weekend! I have a new video up on YouTube of some fashion bits I’ve bought for Autumn, so head over to my channel if you fancy a nosey and have a fab weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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