March 05, 2015

Things I Have Learnt About Life


I haven't done a blog post in a while, just because ironically my life has got in the way a lot and has become so incredibly busy, i've not had much time to sit and write one. Since reaching my 20s (i'm 21 now, can't believe it!), my opinions, thoughts and what I have learnt about life has weirdly, overwhelmingly changed. When i look back on my life, lets say 16 years old, I didn't even notice and was so naive about situations, how people treated me and how I dealt with a number of situations, that thank goodness i never have to go back to and those ships have well and truly sailed!

So, I thought I would share with you, what i've learnt about my life since being in my 20's, some you may not agree with and that's totally fine, others you may completely agree and think 'hey, she totally gets me! or 'i'm not the only one!' and for that, i'm really happy :)

Grab a cup of tea, or any beverage, read and enjoy!

Working hard pays off 

I was never that great when it came to education. I always used to work hard but wasn't really that brainy or clever to ever get the top grades, I also struggled through A-levels and ended up having to start another A-level which delayed me getting into University and I finally got my place 2 years later, I was so incredibly happy as I had to work so much harder than everyone else. If you want something that much and you are willing to work hard for it, good things will happen for you and you will do well in life.

Don't trust anyone but yourself 

I know that trusting people is very important, especially when you are in relationships, but can you trust anyone really? personally I don't think that you can 100% trust anyone completely. For instance, if you ask someone to do something and they don't do it, I always feel like I will just do it anyway (unless I completely can't) but if I can than I will. I feel this has made me more of an independent women that doesn't need to rely on anyone.

Treat people the way you'd like to be treated

Growing up, especially coming to university, it has opened my eyes to such a different way of life. The amount of situations i've been in where i've thought 'why is everyone being so rude' or 'why is that person not being very nice to me'. I think people forget nearly all the time that you are more likely to get what you want if you ask politely and in an appropriate way. At the end of the day we are all human, but would you want to go up to someone and be polite and they are so horrible to you back? No, so don't do it.

It isn't what you know, it's who you know 

This mainly applies with getting a career or a job, it's amazing how many people get to where they are today just by knowing someone. I didn't really realise this until now, that you do rely on people you do know a lot more than people you don't. I personally would rather try and find a job or work experience and I don't know a single person there, than I feel that if I got the work placement or job than I would feel so much more proud of myself as I've had to try so much harder, than just sticking to my comfort zone and asking someone I know for some help. By all means, who you know is vital as they can help you a lot and forming relationships can generate a lot of positivity into your life. 

Be your own best friend 

I think it's important in life to really enjoy your own company as much as you enjoy the company of others. It's always nice to just sit and chill, watch a film or read a book on your own without someone being there. Just because you are on your own, doesn't mean you are a loner or are lonely. Being on your own can create just as much of an affect as someone who is with 10 friends. 

Getting through difficult times will make you a stronger person

Life isn't all about pink shiny roses blossoming every day of the year. There are going to be days where thorns start to appear or roses start to die off. It's getting through these difficult times in your life that make you a stronger person, if you don't have the bad in your life than you won't appreciate the good. Always learn from experiences that are difficult as they will only make you stronger and if a similar situation happens again, you'll know what to do.

Do what makes you happy 

This is very important in life, do things that make you happy. If you are happy, you are more likely to enjoy life and appreciate the good around you. Don't let people put you off. If you want to go to university than go, if you don't want to go than thats fine too. Whatever you want to do with your life is your choice and not anyone else's

Treasure every moment 

Make every moment count, even though some days might seem really boring or dull and you haven't achieved much, make sure you learn something new in that day or make sure you achieve at least one thing, whether it is big or small. Every day is a gift, so tie that ribbon. 

Anything else you'd add to the list? 

Hope you are all having a lovely week!


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