I started working on this post before I had to take a break, so I thought, better not let it go to waste, everything is better late than never right?
I turned 24 on 18th April 2018.
24 sounds so much older than 23.
As you get older birthdays become more and more underwhelming. You stop counting down the days for weeks beforehand and your birthday only makes you realise just how quickly the years go by.
Over the years I have gained skills, gained and lost friends, fallen in love, become a Mum and certainly learned A LOT.
24 things I have learned in 24 years;
- Keep reading books, I dreaded them as a child and in school. But getting lost in a good book is the perfect way to take yourself away from reality, even if it is just for one chapter.
- Don’t compare yourself to others, especially if you are comparing yourself to their Instagram feed, remember that is only their highlights.
- Be grateful, for everything. Things can be taken away from you in a second, appreciate everything and everyone you have, whilst you still have it.
- Take pictures, they say that memories last a life time, but with photos they will never fade.
- Family will always be there, remember to show them some love once in a while, especially if your family is large like mine, sometimes people get forgotten, remember them, include them.
- Gilmore Girls is perfect for any situation, genuinely, if you’re upset Gilmore Girls will pick you right up and if you’re already in a good mood, bonus.
- Surround yourself with positive people, if there is that one person that brings you down, even so much as sighing when you see their name come up on your mobile phone, distance yourself. Negativity is hard enough when it’s your own, you don’t need to be taking on everyone else’s too.
- Keeping a journal really does help organise your thoughts and think more positively, even if you just write a few words a day, it really helps.
- Stop worrying so much about things that you cannot control, there really is no point in working yourself up over something you cannot change.
- Don’t be ashamed to ask for help sometimes, everyone needs a little helping hand every now and then.
- Just because something does’t take off straight away, don’t give up on it, things take time, if you have to work harder and longer to get what you want, do it, it will all be worth it in the end.
- Friendships fade sometimes, don’t fight for something that isn’t worth fighting for. Sometimes you have to just let go and see how much easier life becomes.
- It is possible to love someone so much your heart hurts, like that moment you hear your baby take their very first breath.
- You can never learn too much, with every book I read I learn a few more words, with every new person I meet I can sometimes learn a whole new world, a world in their eyes.
- You can eat chocolate for breakfast, the only up side to being a ‘grown up’ is that you make your own rules , so, eat chocolate for breakfast, even if it isn’t Easter Sunday.
- Your education/academic skills do not define you, I’m not at all academic and I was never the ‘brainbox’ at school, however I am doing pretty well in life.
- Appreciate nature, living in a city I often find myself getting lost in the fields and greenery when driving up the motorway, it’s not often that I see that much open space. I appreciate it so much more now.
- Binge drinking gives you nothing, but a hangover.
- Not everyone is going to like you, I have spent so much time over the years worrying about what other people think of me. I’ve had to learn that, it makes no difference, not everyone see’s you as others do. You don’t like everyone, sometimes there will be others that aren’t your biggest fan.
- Getting your nails done regularly makes a huge difference! (Hands & Feet) Only recently have I found a nail lady that I love. And I have kept up with keeping my nails done ever since. It makes such a difference as it’s one less thing to worry about.
- You never know when your time is up. That may sound morbid or depressing but it really is true, over the last few years I have seen so many people lose their lives, some far too young. You really have to live every day like it is your last.
- It takes a bad situation to find the good people. The good people really shine through in a bad situation and the ones that really aren’t worth your time fade away into the background when you need them the most.
- Don’t take living at home for granted. Being independent, having your own home and your own rules sounds wonderful until you have to pay bills, cook and clean.
- Coffee is the answer to 99% of your problems. Honestly though, I genuinely cannot even function without a cup of coffee in the morning.
And a whole heap more, I have learnt so much in my time and I am still young and have a whole lot more to learn, every day is a school day they say.
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