I feel like I haven’t uploaded a blog post in forever, and that’s probably because I haven’t. I’ve been wrapped up in balancing work and the final months of my English Masters, which is taking up more time than I could have ever imagined. I’m in the midst of writing my 18,000 word dissertation and by the time I’ve finished a day of referencing the hell outta everything, I have no more words left to give.
However, in my blogging absence I have turned 22 and it appears as though I’m getting wiser in my old age. One of my favourite ever blog posts from Beth Sandland is her 22 things I’ve learnt in 22 years, so I thought I would follow her lead and share with you all of the life lessons I have learnt thus far.
So, here goes:
1. It’s best to just be yourself “cause everyone else is taken” (cringe)
2. A good cuppa fixes everything, but it’s gotta be Yorkshire Tea
3. Friends will come and go, even the ones you thought would be bridesmaids at your imaginary wedding.
4. Putting up with shit from people isn’t worth it, at all.
5. Fake tan is not always your friend, life lessons from a pale gal x
6. Fringes are not for everyone, I learnt the hard way.
7. Good things take time so there’s no need to rush.
8. Comparing yourself to others will not do anyone any good, especially not yourself.
9. Going out every weekend is not everyone’s thing and it’s 100% kinder to your liver.
10. Wimbledon isn’t worth the six hour queue.
11. Not everyone knows that chips and gravy is a thing and it’s sad.
12. Never go to IKEA on a Sunday.
13. Stand up for yourself when people are taking the piss.
14. Just eat the piece of cake, it’s not going to make a difference.
15. Nandos will never get old and peri peri salt will always be bae.
16. If something’s making you unhappy, change it.
17. Not all red wine is gross.
18. You can’t please everyone.
19. You don’t have to be there for someone if they’re never there for you.
20. It’s nice to be nice.
21. Working in retail will scar you for life.
22. Chocolate should always be kept in the fridge. Don’t trust anyone that keeps it at room temperature.