Today is the day that I turn 22 and I know the majority of you are probably looking at the screen like sorry what thought she was 18 but no I am in fact older than I look. When you think about it being alive for 22 years means that I’ve learnt quite a lot since the day of my birth and I wanted to share with you 22 things that I’ve learnt about life.
You are in Charge of your Happiness
Happiness is something that I believe is so important to not only you but the people around you. If something isn’t bringing positive vibes or happiness to you get rid of it or find a way to work around it which makes you happy. Im certainly one happy girl at the moment!
Things happen at the most unexpected of times
You never know what is round the corner and I definitely didnt expect to make such amazing friends at my little retail job.
Having a Sibling is fabulous
I never used to ever appreciate my sister enough but she’s like a best friend I can always count on to spend time with me or make me feel better. Better yet she knows me better than anyone and brings out my weird side which I have definetly missed since she’s been away in Australia
Hard work will pay off one day
Hard work is what gets you to where you want to be, I worked hard and graduated university which I never thought would happen and now I’m working hard to get a career and a life that I will love.
Teenagers these days will never be like you when you were a teenager
Its actually scary how quickly kids grow up these days, you’ll see a 13 year old with a full face of make up which is crazy to me because when I was 13 I had just found out what foundation was…and it was 100% far too dark for my skin tone.
Years go by quicker and quicker every year
My dad was so right when he said as you get older time flies by and it literally does. Where has the last year gone?
It’s not about quantity, its about quality
I mean this in so many different ways. From friends to uni to work to memories to holidays.
If you’re not happy with something, Change it
I absolutely hated my teeth so I decided to do something about it and got invisalign. best decision I have ever made. Same goes for anything else in your life which isn’t working out.
Enjoy yourself why you’re young
I believe its more important to have fun and enjoy yourself whilst your young than save all your money for a house and never enjoy yourself to the fullest. We’re not here forever so might as well make it count!
Music is always there
I am a big lover of music and there is a song for every mood as well as every memory. One of my favourite songs at the moment is shout out to my ex by Little Mix. You ever had a boy that you learnt a lot from, this is the song to celebrate that. I love songs that you can relate to and make you feel 10 times better.
Never give up on your dreams
This is a bit of a preachy one but this is something I have lived by for quite some time. When I was younger I wanted to do fashion, I did fashion at uni and now I want to blog full time and I will try my best to work hard to be able to do so.
You don’t have to do things the traditional way
When I graduated uni there was so much pressure to get an amazing job and make your degree worth it but Im taking it a slightly different way, not rushing and just seeing what happens. If you dont want to go to uni, you dont have to, theres other ways to get into the career you want.
Try to see the positives in everything
One thing that has made me so much happier in life is taking the positives out of every situation. If you have a bad day or something bad happens to you, what is the positive that can come out of it?
Looking younger than your age will be worth it in the long run
I know everyone says it and looking young is a good thing I totally agree. For me its a difficult one, I want to look my age whilst I’m at this age but when I’m 30, yeah I totally want to look 4 years younger.
Having small boobs is a good thing
When you’re at school all you ever want is big boobs because thats what all the popular girls have and the boys like it BUT small boobs are actually a life saver. No back pain, sleep in any position, no need for bras, you can get away with wearing bralettes at all times cause you dont need any support, Tops always fit over the boob area.
Its good to make mistakes
I have made my fair share of mistakes over the years and all of them I have learnt from. Mistakes are the best way to learn, I think you probably learn more from making mistakes than you do from always doing things right.
Don’t let people walk all over you
It’s important to stand your ground and if someone is using you or walking all over you, get away and be a strong indpendent woman
Memories are so much more important than things
I have only learnt this one over the last year or so. Memories last forever and things dont give as much happiness as memories.
If someone doesn’t take the time to properly get to know you, you don’t need them in your life
If someone wants to be in your life they’ll get to know you and find out exactly what you’re like, not just how you come across over iMessage or Snapchat
You dont have to love the gym
I will never be a gym loving girl and you wont catch me in one either.
Some people are here to stay and others are here for the moment
People come and go throughout your life but there are some which will stay, you gotta focus on the ones who are here to stay
Laughter is so IMPORTANT
Honestly I dont know where I’d be without laughter, it’s literally the best medicine out there.