24 Things I’ve Learnt At 24

Not only has Christmas been and gone, but so has my birthday.

On 27th of December I turned 24 years of age.

T W E N T Y F O U R.

My god, yes reading that written down on my notepad with a bubble round it for blog planning is pretty damn scary.

I’m 24 and I do still live at home, I work for my Dad as he has his own business and I work in Admin.

I have no idea what I am doing, when I am moving out and what even division means.

However, what I do know is that I’m going to sit down and tell you what I have learnt and listened to in my 24 years of life.

So let’s get down to business..

1. Being the ‘nice guy’ is always best. Being nice gets you a lot further in life, not everyone pays the same respect back but just wave them goodbye.

2. Exercise is a good stress release. Even if it’s just for half hour, you’ll walk out feeling more refreshed – not only physically but mentally. 

3. Travelling is a lot more fun. The big wide world is pretty scary, but living it is a lot more fun.

4. Friends come and go. Your life changes as time goes on, even without you realising. 

5. School was a lot more important than I thought back in 2008. My kids will get up and go every single fricking day even if they tell me they’re not going and just lay in bed. (Exactly what I did.)

6. Not everything is best said over text. Going face to face to someone and speaking about things go a whole lot more smoothly and better put. 

7. Telling your family you love them. After every phone call, leaving the house, in a text message or even in their birthday card. Just tell them.

8. I have an obsession with make up. Hey but let’s ignore that, and just keep spending ~ just keep spending. 

9. Wine gets more tasty with age. I hated it back then, but I’m currently on my second glass already and I’m not even on number 10.

10. Groovy Chick was the one. Always will be.

11. Smoking isn’t as cool as it was back in year 9. Don’t just do things to look cool, it makes you look stupid.

12. I can now type and not look. Spending 99% of my life on the computer at work, to the laptop at home. I’m a pro. 

13. Don’t believe everything you see on the internet. So don’t search it up if your feeling ill and your symptoms because 99% of the time it’ll tell you you’ll seriously unwell and need to see the doctor within 24 hours otherwise you’ll die. Or them old things on Facebook that got passed around ~ ‘Pass this on to 2362 friends otherwise this scary looking thing will appear under your bed and kill in you in your sleep!’ Just to reassure you – it’s never going to happen.

14. Break ups with boyfriends aren’t always such a bad thing. Nope, they went ‘bye-bye’ for a reason, and thats because that son of a bitch wasn’t good enough for you.

15. PJS is always a good idea. The first outfit I wore was a comfy all in one set, and I’m still pulling it off at the age of 24 but with a different name ‘Onsie’ and it’s totally ok to wear one as an adult.

16. Having brothers as siblings isn’t such a bad thing. They might be protective over men coming into your life, but they won’t steal your clothes without you knowing or your make up. I just have a Mother for that sometimes. 

17. Taking time out is always a good idea. You need time to repair/ have a break/ look after yourself. Self care is very very important kids. 

18. Your Mum is your best friend, and only your best friend. She won’t tell anyone that secret you pinky promise, but you’ll best friend will do the exact same thing their best friend and it’ll be a pinky promise secret until it reaches their sisters, boyfriends, pet dog.

19. You’re shopping for homeware before you’ve even moved out. Before you’ve even looked at houses. I’ve done it. I’ve got some cutlery, egg cups, cute pink Harrod mugs ~ they’re looking pretty sassy under my bed in their packaging. 

20. Keep doing what you love. I love blogging and I’m going to keep at it. Maybe even photography too. *Whoops, I said it.*

21. Honesty is key. It certainly is, even Judge Judy will agree with me.

22. Hard times makes you stronger. We’ve all hit them all time lows and difficult situations, but it only brings you out stronger.

23. High school there’s so many friends, but so many different path ways. The gates are open and people drift away, however there’s always new friends to be made.

24. Family is important. You can’t pick and choose them, but they share the same surname for a reason. Because they’re family, and that’s good enough.

Now that’s that.

Here’s to another year of learning new things, and here’s to 2018.

Let’s kick 2018 butt! <3



  1. January 1, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I absolutely loved reading this! I couldn’t agree more being kind is so important and realising that your mum really is your best friend is paramount! Also wine really does get better as you age!

    Shan | missshanlouise.com

    • taylor
      January 2, 2018 / 11:08 pm

      Wine does really get better! I know I’m getting older as I use to hate it! xx

  2. January 1, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I loved reading this! I definitely agree with all of these, especially the wine comment! I use to hate the stuff and now I can't go a week without it!

    Tanya Noreen XO

    • taylor
      January 2, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      I know! Perfect way to end any day, relaxing = glass of wine. bath = glass of wine. going out for dinner = glass of wine! Lol xx

  3. January 1, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    Yes! I loved this hun! All the best for the next year too, You seem like you have your shit together! Enjoy living at home while you can, just make the best of everything 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • taylor
      January 2, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      Thank you so much!! Yes I am enjoying the time at home as it’s a lot easier! xx

  4. January 2, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    An amazing list here babe. I so agree with exercise being the best stress release, that’s why I do it for!

    • taylor
      January 2, 2018 / 11:10 pm

      Thank you for reading lovely! Yes that’s my main reason for exercise because it really helps clear the mind xx

  5. January 4, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Happy Late Birthday, I hope you had a fab day! This is a great post too, I totally agree that it’s important to be kind, and if someone doesn’t give you the same respect, to say goodbye; it’s the easier way. I still hate wine, so it’ll be interesting to see how that changes haha!xx

    (PS, I’m loving the new layout, it looks so good!)

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • taylor
      January 11, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! Wine is getting better, it’s not my first drink – I still have to add lemonade! Lol xx

  6. January 5, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    I loved reading this, I agree with you on every point apart from liking wine as I get older, I’m a fossil & I still haven’t got the test, I’m partial to a Baileys though 😉 really enjoyed this xxx

      Zoë – MammafulZo 💕 

  7. January 9, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    What a lovely post, I found myself nodding along in agreement with every single lesson learnt haha! I agree Groovy Chick was the one. I still have this pink little chest from when I was a kid that I keep my makeup in 😉


  8. January 14, 2018 / 1:30 am

    I hope you had the best Christmas and birthday and happy new year! I loved reading this post and I totally agree with all of your points! Being an adult is difficult but we have to remember to try and live it! I also can’t wait to see what content you create in 2018 and as always I’m in looooove with your photos so I can’t wait to see more of them too!

    Ellie x


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