Tuesday, 9 January 2018

23 lessons learnt in 23 years ♥

So, in honour of this year marking my 24th birthday - i thought I'd bring a little something more serious to the blog today. We all go through our own lives and learn something all of the time but sometimes we learn different lessons. For me, these are the 23 lessons I've learnt in the last 23 years that are the most important to me.

You cannot make everybody happy. So, please stop trying. Make sure you are happy too.

Learn to become comfortable saying no. You don't have to do what someone else wants to do.

Cutting toxic people out of your life doesn't make you a bad person. It makes you a stronger person. 

Take more photo's. I don't care if people laugh - it's nice to have physical proof of happy memories. Treasure photos and the moments you can relive looking at them.

There are some situations which can only be remedied by cups of tea and your dressing gown. We have all been through one of these. 

It's OK to be angry or cry. You don't have to pretend your life is perfect all of the time. 

You don't have to pretend to be something you're not to make friends. If you can't be yourself around them, they are not your real friends. 

One day you will find yourself quoting old cliche's your parents said to you. And you will be horrified. 

There will come a time when you start to sympathise with Disney Villains. You stop seeing the world as so black and white, there is now a lot of grey in there too. And they always had the best songs too.

Following your dreams is definitely a good idea. Don't let anyone tell you differently. 

Experience more of the world. Travel. Gigs. Festivals. New experiences. There is nothing to lose from gaining more perspective. 

It's OK to be different. You may be a little different, but that isn't a bad thing. Originality is a plus, not a problem.

Sing in the shower, like you're performing a power ballad in an area. Belt it out. It definitely feels good to let it all out.

Never go to bed angry. You never know what can happen, better to make up. 

Don't doubt yourself. Be your own #1 fan. 

You're not going to be friends with everyone. Stop trying so hard. 

Don't compare yourself to others. Everyone has a different journey and destination. Comparing will only make you feel worse.

It costs nothing to be kind. This is valuable - being kind is free so be generous with it.

The saying 'You'll have to kiss a few frogs before finding your Prince' is true. Don't be discouraged. Its worth it when you find it.

Dress how you want. Don't let a magazine tell you what you should be wearing. If you like it, that's what matters.

Likes are not the be all and end all. Sometimes it's healthy to step away from social media and realise how little a few likes mean in the grand scheme of things. 

Sometimes things don't work out how you thought they would. This isn't you failing, this is your life going in a different direction. Embrace change. 

Never, ever ever hold yourself back. Never ever ever.


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