21 Things I've Learnt in 21 Years

January 24, 2018
Last month I turned 21 and I had been planning on writing this post for quite a while but I smashed my laptop a little while back so I ended up being MIA on here again. For Christmas I got a brand new laptop and I was dying to get back into blogging again because, although I had become quite bored and felt like I no longer had a place in this community, it wasn't until I literally couldn't write that I really missed it (nothing like a smashed laptop to realise you actually like writing). So here's yet another time that I start a blog post explaining why I've dropped off the Internet and promising that this time I'm back for good (I've come to realise that I'm probably lying to myself and you won't see me for another six months but we'll see..)


I turned 21 last month and I had been hoping to share this post on my actual birthday but here we are over a month later so clearly that didn't happen. I always love reading posts about things people have learned in their lives because I always like to think that I take something from them, even it's a simple lesson, so I wanted to share a few of my own simple things I've learnt in the few years I've been around.

◦  When it comes to friendship, it really is quality over quantity.

◦  No matter what is going on in your life, get up, shower and get dressed. It will make a world of difference to your mood, even if it's hard. 

◦  Spend time with your grandparents if they're still around.

◦  Try your best to forgive and forget. Grudges and anger will only hurt your own happiness.

◦  Accept every opportunity that is offered to you. It could open a whole world of possibilities. 

◦  Self care is more important than anything else. Look after yourself, inside and out. 

◦  Don't save expensive clothes for special occasions. Wear them on a Tuesday. Don't save expensive beauty products. Use them when you need some TLC. 

◦  Don't rely on your phone or laptop to keep your pictures safe. Print them out. Stick them on your walls. Put them in a photo album. Don't lose important memories.

◦  Buy a good quality eyelash curler.

◦  Don't regret anything. You wanted it at some point. Instead laugh at your silly mistakes and move on. 

◦  Don't let people take advantage of your kindness. 
''Some people will take until you have nothing left, and then hold a grudge against your hand for being empty.''
◦  Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Don't be afraid to quit something if you're unhappy. It's okay to not know what you're doing. 

◦  This next one comes courtesy of my Mam: ''Always try to look your best. You never know who's watching you.''

◦  Never forget who was there for you in the bad times and who left you when things got tough.

◦  Don't be afraid of getting hurt.

◦  Double wash your hair.

◦  Don't settle for anyone or anything less than you deserve. 

◦  Work hard at what you love. 

◦  Make your bed and open your windows every morning. 

◦  Stop worrying. Live in the moment. Don't sweat the small stuff. Tomorrow carries its own worries so stop thinking about what you can't change. Life has a funny way of always working out.

◦  Be kind to everyone you meet. You never know when your paths will cross again. 

So here's to turning 21 and starting 2018 happy, healthy and hoping to keep my blogging up once again. Until next time, 
Aileen x