So today is my birthday. I’ve finally reached the grand old age of 23 (I’m joking I know 23 Isn’t old). I thought I’d share with you 23 things I’ve learnt in 23 years. All of these things are completely different and have been listed in no particular order, just how they came into my mind. I hope you enjoy reading this post, I hope it make you laugh and maybe even learn something new.
Life lessons and learnings so far…
- Friends come and go, some aren’t meant to stay in our lives forever and some are. Learning that that’s ok is the hardest part.
- Real friends are the ones that are there for you whenever you need them. Whether that’s late at night, early in the morning or at the most inconvenient time. You know who you are if you’re reading this.
- Making time for you is priority, after all you’ve got to look after you.
- You don’t have to ‘Love yourself first’ for anyone to love you, that’s utter rubbish.
- However much you think you know someone in reality you can only see what they allow you to see. Don’t be so quick to judge people when you don’t know what they are going through behind closed doors.
- Share bags of chocolate and crisps are for a reason, but if you want to scoff the whole thing then go ahead. Who doesn’t love a treat?
- Expensive shoes are worth it, my Grandma used to take us shoe shopping as children for school and used to spend a fortune on our shoes which I thought was a waste of money. But booooy was I wrong, cheap shoes suck and hurt your feet, it’s worth investing in a good pair!
- Packed lunches are a lifesaver, honestly the amount of money I save making a packed lunch is unreal and they are usually more tasty too!
- You don’t have to be ok all the time, that’s not human. If you need to cry then cry, don’t hold it in you’ll feel much better if you let it out.
- When I say I’m busy, I’m usually am or I’m sitting in my PJ’s moaning that don’t want to do anything but I’m too lazy to go out. First world problems eh?
- Books are the key to a new world. When I’m stressed I read a book, bored I read, sad I read… They help distract my mind and that’s a great thing. My love of books comes from my Mum and my Nan.
- Don’t ever let anyone tell you ‘It’s not the time for chocolate’ that’s utter rubbish, it’s always time.
- Just do you, don’t try to be like anyone else. We need more diversity in this world.
- Take time out when you need it, being crazy busy all the time doesn’t help you in the long run if it damages your health.
- appreciate the now as you’ll only regret it if you don’t, you never know what is around the corner.
- Don’t take people who support you for granted, make time for them whenever you can even if it’s five minutes. If you do they won’t always be there
- Hugs are good and dancing is great, if you need me I’ll be on the dance floor looking like a loser.
- You’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s A okayyyy. This is something I learnt from my mum, because I’m a worrier and I spend too much time trying to be best friends with everyone.
- Be active. Be active in body and in mind. Go for a walk, run or gym whatever makes you feel best. Make sure to challenge your mind too, a healthy mind leads to a healthy body. Going to the beach with Andy is my favourite way to pass the time.
- Give back, don’t just take. Help others as much as you can without causing a detriment to yourself.
- Sometimes your biggest fans are the ones behind the scenes who don’t shout about it. Know who those are and treasure them forever. Love you always Dad.
- Find something that makes you happy and set yourself time every week to do that one thing. Whether that’s going for a meal, alone time, eating nice food or spending time with family and friends.
- We all make mistakes, some big and some small. Nobody is perfect, just live and learn and try to be better next time. That’s all anyone can ask.
“A smile is the greatest thing you can wear”
That’s all from me today!
I hope you enjoyed this post,
Love Saff x
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