Hello my lovelies!
Welcome back to my blog!
It’s my birthday, and I am now 22. I don’t know about you, but 22 is such a weird number. As I’ve said before in my 22nd Birthday Wishlist post (which you can view here), instead of being filled with anxiety about what I’ve achieved in all of the 22 years I’ve been around, I’m actually incredibly proud of myself. I’ve been through so much in my not so short life, and I’ve managed to come out the other end, perfectly fine. If that’s not a reason to be proud of yourself, I don’t know what is!
I’ve also learnt great deal over the years, some advice I’ve been told, and some that I’ve figured out for myself. So here’s list of 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years. Hope you this helps!
Pick your friends wisely – friends come and go, but true friends will stay with you through that hard times and the good.
Don’t worry if your job doesn’t seem to be going anywhere – we’ve all been there! But hard work always pays off in the end. Pursue something else if you know it’s not right for you!
Don’t regret anything – life’s too short to regret anything. We all learn from our mistakes.
Just because you lose someone important to you, doesn’t mean your life is over – when I lost my mum, I didn’t think I’d ever get over it. I’m still not and it’s been 9 years. But, I have learnt to cope with life’s other difficulties. Although she’s not here anymore, I know she’d be proud of me for being strong.
You’ll make mistakes, but that’s okay – everyone makes them, and we all learn from them. They can be what makes us, us.
Follow your dreams – if you want to do something spectacular with your life, what’s stopping you? Go for it, and don’t look back!
Spend more time with family – they won’t be around forever, you never know what might happen.
Give everyone a chance – as the famous words go, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, just because someones a little different, doesn’t mean they can’t change your life forever.
Don’t get a credit card if you know you can’t afford it – this was a stupid mistake I made at the age of 18, and I wish I never did it. But it’s done and paying it all off was one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced.
When your sad, watch the hell out of Friends – after all, the’ll be there for you. Cheese out of the way, nothing cheers me up more than binge watching my favourite show.
Be true to yourself – don’t try to copy others. At the end of the day, you are you. And that’s amazing.
Pampering sessions are a must – whether it’s painting your nails, or taking a nice hot bath, allowing yourself to relax and feel good about yourself is healthy.
Make memories that’ll last forever – memories are there to be treasured. There’s always room for more!
It’s okay to not have any plans for the future – I’m 22 and I have no idea what I want for my future! There’s so much pressure on young ones to decide what they want to do. I say, if we guide them in a positive way, they’ll figure it out. All we can do is support each other and things will fall into place in the end.
Have patience – after the famous words, “good things come to those who wait”. Nothing is instant.
Understand that you can’t please everyone – sad, but true. There will always be someone out there that doesn’t like you, and once you get over that, you won’t care.
Look after yourself! – you only get one body, take care of it.
Break ups happen, you’ll get over it – at first it can feel like the end of the world, but it really isn’t. If I had never gone through it, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
Less is more – something my parents always used to tell me. I used to hide myself under so much makeup, until I realised that it is what’s underneath that counts for more.
Social media isn’t everything – sometimes it’s just nice to switch off. When I go on holiday, I switch my phone off and I survive!
Save money where you can – have emergency bill? No worries. Need a weekend break? Sorted. Having a little extra money helps in the long run.
Don’t care about what others think – seriously, why should you care? Be fantastic and crazy in your own little ways!
“I don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22
Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
You don’t know about me but I bet you want to
Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we’re 22”
Just because this list are things I’ve learnt, doesn’t mean it can’t help anyone else! I hope you can find inspiration and know that it’s all okay. Hope you’ve enjoyed this post!
Until next time everyone!