25 Things I've Learnt In 25 Years

Happy Birthday To Me :)
Today is my 25th Birthday!

I've officially got to the age, where I forget how old I am, 

the years seem to blend into one.

I still sometimes get I'D, sometimes. Haha.

But I'm happy the way my life is right now. 
To be honest, it's pretty the way I hoped it'd be when I was this age! 
(Apart from a few exceptions, lack of money etc)

Anyway...I thought I would share my
1. You can't please everyone.
Sometimes you may disappoint others, or sometimes you may have to put your happiness first. You can make everyone happy, and you can't make everyone like you.

2. Get enough sleep.
Everyone needs sleep. You need to get enough sleep every night, or at least catch up with occasional naps (like I do!) Make sure you have an adequate amount of sleep to be able to live each day to the fullest.

3. Time heals most wounds.
Maybe not all wounds, but most things heal in time. Some things cannot be rushed, but don't expect to feel this way forever. Take one day at a time.

4. Some people are toxic.
If you have someone in your life who makes you miserable, angry, or you don't even know why you associate with them at all. Step back, and stay away from them. You don't need that kind of negative energy.

5. Keep learning.
You may not be in education any more, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be learning. We tend to lose the child-like curiosity as we grow older, but it's important to keep an open mind. Keep reading, keep looking, keep up with what's going on. Being curious and interested keeps life more exciting.

6. Family is everything.
Everybody should have a group of people who they love unconditionally. Blood related or not. Cherish & comfort the ones you love. Take care of them & support them.
They'll be there for you, and you for them.

7. Tea solves everything. 
Need I say more?

8. Spend time focusing on yourself.
Everyone needs some me time now and then, no matter how limited, make sure you take the time to just be you. 

9. It's OK not to be OK.
You can't always be happy, no one can.
It's not good for you to pretend your OK when your not.
Let it out, express your feelings. 

10. Take photos & print them.
Everyone seems to take a lot of photos nowadays, it's good & helps you to remember the little things each day. But get those photos printed.
Treasure the photos.

11. I have 'resting bitch face'.
Yes this is a point I have learnt.
I always wondered, why do people think I'm angry/miserable/sulking all the time.
This is just my face! Haha

12. Prioritise your health.
Visit your doctor if you feel unwell, have regular check ups and visit the dentist.
Eat healthily & exercise. It's your body. Take care of it, it's the only one you've got.

13. Tell the ones you love, that you love them!
Tell them all the time, remind them of it everyday. 
Show them how much you care about them.

14. Help those less fortunate.
Everyone can help someone. Donate to charity, help the elderly, give advice, give away your clothes you don't need. There's always something you can do to help another person.

15. Don't change for anyone.
No ones going to change for you, you shouldn't have to change for anyone else.
You are your own person. Be whoever you want to be.

16. You deserve to be happy.
You know what you want, you know what it takes to be happy.
Make it happen.

17. Don't save things for a special occasions.
Special china for when you have guests, fancy jewellery for anniversaries, luxury bath products you were given for Christmas. What's the point in saving these things for a special day. Appreciate and enjoy every single day.

18. My children are my everything.
I will take care of them, guide them, protect them for all eternity.
I love them more than I ever knew I could love.
They are my world.

19. Who you were before, doesn't define who you are now.
I used to be a complete different person, that person was not nice, and I'm glad she's gone. But she is gone. This is who I am now. 

20. Don't compare yourself to others.
Their lives may look perfect from the outside, but you don't know what challenges they may face everyday. Everyone has good days and bad days, everyone has obstacles in life.
Don't compare & don't be jealous.

21. Giving and receiving actual post is the best.
Handwritten letters, birthday cards. Actually receiving them is so much better than a quick text or message on Facebook.

22. Don't invest too much time on Social Media.
It is NOT real life. Get out into the world.
Don't waste your time online.

23. Do what you enjoy.
Get a hobby that you like doing, no matter what anyone else thinks.

24. Appreciate your natural beauty
You don't need to wear a face full of make up everyday, it's bad for your skin.
You are beautiful. 

25. Just because you're 25, doesn't mean you have it all figured out.




3 comments

Danielle Eskdale said...

Happy belated 25th beautiful lady!! <3
I hope it was a good one for you.

What an absoultly lovely and heartfelt post. Many things, if not all, I most certainly agree with having learnt by the time I turned 25. If only everyone had ;) haha!

Best wishes,
Danielle xo

Storybook Apothecary said...

haha so many good ones! I'm 26 (almost 27 ugh! lol ) and definitely relate, esp getting enough sleep, some people are toxic, and I forget how old I am too! lol. happy belated birthday ♥

Aby Moore said...

Ah Happy Birthday! These are such good lessons and I agree tea solves EVERYTHING! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x