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20 LESSONS IN 20 YEARS

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog.

If you did not know already, I have recently turned 20 and therefore feel that it is only right to share some life lessons that I have learned to date. I love these kind of posts already and I hope you can relate to some of these or even better, aim to in future if you're not there yet!

  1. It is completely okay to have a larger activewear wardrobe compared to your normal clothing wardrobe.
  2. If you're not happy with something about yourself, change it. You have the power to do whatever you want to yourself, it's your damn life.
  3. Don't try and salvage your hand after a paper cut, just accept death.
  4. Ignore the drunk guy in the club trying to hit on you, do you really want to find your life partner at the bar with half of is jagër down his chin? MOVE ALONG.
  5. ALAS, you can be healthy and be a student.
  6. There's just no point in having a phone if it's not an iPhone, my samsung is verging suicide and it is just the worst for my social media work. 
  7. University is not the place to develop a relationship. 70% of people are not serious and love polyamory. 
  8. It's highly difficult to uphold your snobby personality whilst at university, living standards are rather peasant like.
  9. There is no need to rush anything. If you're not ready for it, you're not ready. It means more when you wait for the right time.
  10. Nothing is ever out of reach if you have the determination, absolutely bloody nothing and that's why people fear you when you say you're going to do something because who knows when you will stop.
  11. Cut those from your life who do not support you, listen to you or believe in you. I just imagine a bit of string and scissors and snip, it's as easy as that for me, which is a trait I actually really like about myself. I am so grateful that I have the ability to cut people from my life without a second glance, others may view this as a negative trait but each to their own, it works for me!
  12. Experiences are better than materialistic items. No item will bring me the feeling I got when I went to my first festival/ fitness event or when I was in New York or when I go to the theatre. For me it's way more important to invest in the world around you with friends and family.
  13. Late nights and drinking are not worth it. I enjoy a clear head, a 7am start, a good sleep and an early night (are we sure I didn't just turn 40?).
  14. Always be open to try new things. New food, new places, new experiences. You will never know what you're missing out on until you've come off of a roller coaster crying your eyes out because you were just too curious to try it.
  15. You can never have enough notebooks. Never. Not going to happen. I have quite the assortment and they are just fabulous. I have lists for lists and notes for everything. Get organised and get a pretty notebook.
  16. Never regret anything. I am guilty of spending far too much time dwelling on the past, how I could have handled something etc, etc. There is nothing you can do and the best way to deal with it is to accept that is it was it is, consider how you would do it differently in future and move on. What a waste of time it is thinking about the past.
  17. Be patient. Your time will come, whether that be to do with yourself and your progress or your career. Everything will come in time to those who work hard and are consistent.
  18. Make time for the important people in your life. Luckily I'm really good at knowing who I want in my life, who are real to me and who I know will be there for me throughout anything and it is because I know these people that I try my hardest to make time to see them. Appreciate the good around you.
  19. It's okay not to have birthday cake on your birthday. I knew that I wasn't in the best position to be able to have it or maybe control my portion size. I knew I was going out for a lovely meal with my family, including dessert and consuming alcohol and that was a good enough treat for me!
  20. Always think before you say something. Sometimes you will say something in the heat of the moment to a friend or maybe behind their back that may end up getting back to them. If you don't mean it, don't say it and if it isn't nice, keep it to yourself. No good will end up coming of it.

Now I know these are not exactly life lessons, I wanted to have some fun with it and just give you some basic pointers and maybe make you laugh. These are just 20 things I have thought about over the past few weeks before writing this blog.

As always, subscribe if you are not already and I'll see you next time!

J x

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