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