It’s been a while. I really fell out of the swing of things but hopefully, I can get myself back on track and get back into this blog because I adore everything about it so here I am, back again!
So, last month I turned 20. I am not happy with this as it makes me a real adult and I am not emotionally prepared for that level of responsibility but hey-ho. But it did get me thinking about all the lessons I have learnt over the summer that I will take into my 20s with me and never forget.
- That there is nothing in this world that’s worth losing your best friend over. (Just stop being a dick).
- That if you talk about your best friend too much at family functions your aunties will start a conspiracy about your sexuality.
- Sometimes you can meet someone at the wrong time and then again at the right time. I recently started talking to an old friend and I think it’s fair to say that we weren’t that great the first time around but now seeing how much we’ve both grown and matured shows that sometimes you just gotta wait and find each other again.
- That it’s ok to slow down and take some time off to just sit and do nothing for a while.
- That the unplanned nights out are lethal and will write you off for at least a week.
- Just because you CAN drink for 24 hours doesn’t mean that you should.
- Sometimes you just have to say “fuck it” and take a risk or make a plan you’re too scared to make. I am going to see Dear Evan Hansen in London next year because we finally said “fuck it” and booked it.
- I learnt that you can’t help everyone. This one is really hard for me as I love to help people or try and fix all their problems but sometimes that’s just not possible and it’s sad but that’s just life.
- That you can’t let the past define your present or your future, you can’t spend life looking back over your shoulder because you’ll just miss out on the better and bigger things that are waiting for you.
- That it’s never too late to get to know someone, there’s always something new.
- That going off the rails is not a healthy coping mechanism, also is there a science behind why wine hangovers are so much worse than normal hangovers.
- That honesty is always the best policy whether that be in your job, to yourself or anyone in your life.
- That you can’t always be liked by people. Some people are just too different and that’s fine and not everyone is going to like you or your personality.
- That getting the help you need is so important and knowing when you need help is so important. There is no shame in admitting that you are struggling.
- You have to give as much as you get in this life.
- Support your friends and their dreams until the very end!
- Olives aren’t that bad and at the grand old age of 20, I need to start trying new food because I don’t think you can survive off of crisp sandwiches.
- That you don’t always have to get blackout drunk on a night out, you can go home before 6 am and still have a good night!
- A night out with my cousins is probably the most fun! Irish dancing and shots till 1 am and then lying to your aunties about how much you drank in the morning even though you are all adults!
- Get more pictures. I got a disposable camera for my 20th and take a million and one photos on nights out. There’s just something about going back through them and cringing, crying or laughing at them all.
What are somethings that you’ve learnt this summer? I would love to read them in the comments! Thank you for being so patient whilst I took some time off but I’m back into this and have a lot more posts planned out. I hope you’ve all had an amazing summer and that 2019 continues being your best year!