25 Things I figured out By The Time I Turned 25.

In the famous words of Sir Will.i.am, “it’s my birthday, it’s my birthday” or at least it will be tomorrow (Yay for me!)

As a result, I thought that I’d take this opportunity to look back and share with you some important lessons I have learned during the 25 years that my sorry arse has been on this splendid planet.

I’m feeling pretty positive about turning 25 to be honest. It seems as though the older I get the happier I get, which feels lovely to say. I intend to spend the next 25 years cruising through life as happily as possible, so cheers! Here’s to being another year closer to owning commemorative plates and using the phrase “when I was your age”

Congratulations on making it to Wednesday and I’ll see you on the other side!

  1. You can’t be all things to all people.
  2. Only say “I love you” if you truly mean it.
  3. “Say yes. You’ll figure it out afterwards.” – Tina Fey
  4. Love your body. Look after it well.
  5. You’ll only fail if you give up.
  6. Nobody else really knows what they’re doing either.
  7. Travel. Travel. Travel. You need to remind yourself that there’s a big world out there.
  8. Some things are just better left unsaid.
  9. Fomo is a load of bollocks.
  10. You can’t eat what you want without fear of the consequences. Put the cake down and step away from the plate.
  11. Trust your gut.
  12. Sing in the shower or car. It will put you in such a good mood.
  13. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not to try and impress people.
  14. “Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood
  15. Everyone’s journey is different.
  16. You can’t help people who don’t want to help themselves.
  17. Stop saving things for special occasions. Now is as good a time as any.
  18. Don’t say sorry if you don’t mean it. You’ll lose conviction in what you say.
  19. Always remember that good things take time.
  20. Ask for help when you need it and be just as, if not more giving in return.
  21. You can’t change the past.
  22. If it is meant to happen, it will.
  23. Be brave.
  24. “Humour is essential. Its right up there on the relationship criteria list with ‘don’t hit me in the face’ and ‘be vaguely attractive’” – Lena Dunham
  25. Exfoliate.
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