Little Life Lessons

Saturday, 13 December 2014

With my 22nd Birthday fast approaching (19th December), I have had a little think about what I've learnt from life over the last 21 years that we can all relate to!! I can't believe how fast time is going..when I was younger I always thought I'd have it all together by the time I was in my twenties but this is so far from true! I still can't get used to people in shops etc telling their kids to "let the lady past". LADY?!!! eeek!! When did it all happen?!!!

So here it goes, the list of life lessons that I am trying to remember for future reference:

1. Tea and Cake will always improve your day: Okay so this isn't exactly a reinvention of the wheel, but I do believe we should all head for these two crisis essentials when you're having 'one of those days' (Except if you're having a 'fat day' the cake won't help!)

2. Step away from the Ex:You can't be friends and it'll only end in tears. Food never tastes quite so good once it's been reheated - see where I'm going with this? There's a reason it didn't work out, just learn from it.

3. Don't worry, be happy: I wish I'd take note of this more because I am one of thee biggest worry pots around! They say 99% of the stuff we worry about doesn't happen, and looking back, I can certainly agree with that.

4. Perseverance is key: I have wanted to be a vet since I can remember and used to go on and on and on about it to make sure everybody knew it. Well I applied to vet school and didn't get in first time - and I thought my life was over... tad dramatic but we always are in our teens! After sulking and saying numerous times that I was giving up on my dream, I tried again - just one last time. And I made it :)! Sometimes we don't get things we want straight away and I firmly believe that it makes us appreciate them so much more when we do get them. And if we don't get them? Well then it probably wasn't meant to be!

5. Listen to your parents, they're probably right: Dad was completely right to tell me to keep away from the dark red DIY hair dye - of course, at the time I didn't listen but looking back wish I had!

6. Don't pluck your eyebrows from the inner bits: Yep...we've all done this and ended up with brows so far apart that they no longer look like they belong to that same pair. Don't do this.

7. Sometimes you have to be your own friend: Ahh, you know those days where you really need someone but everyone is busy? That's okay, just do something fun by yourself :) I like to go and buy all my favourite treats and then stuff my face whilst watching a film. It also means you don't have to share said treats..just saying.

8. Get moving: I only started going to the gym in the last two years and my goodness, I don't know how I coped before! Exercise really does help fight stress and the feeling you get after a good workout makes dragging your tired and unmotivated self to the gym completely worth it!! It also means you can eat something naughty with a little less guilt - I'm sold on that one alone! If you can't afford a gym membership, youtube has load of great fitness videos you can do in the comfort of your own home! Cassie's Blogilates is a personal favourite of mine.

I know most of there you will already know but sometimes we forget them! Any more little tips? Put them in the comments below, I love reading these type of things!


  1. Great post. amazing. xox

  2. A very nice post! I recently turned 21 and I also can't believe that people are calling me lady, I certainly don't feel like one yet and I wish I had it all together just like we all dream in our teen years.. I feels nice to know I'm not the only one feeling like this, haha! x

  3. Thanks for the tips! I really want to be a vet as well. xx

    Colorful Closets

  4. cute post, very inspirational :)****

  5. not long at all until your birthday :) some great points. I spend far too much time worrying, and you're right, there's no need, it doesn't solve anything xx

    Ioanna |

  6. This is such a fun post, I agree totally with the 8th point - even if you're not wanting to lose weight, it's still important to stay active!

    Corinne x

  7. Ah totally agree with all of these! Although I'm not a tea or cake fan, but food in general always makes me feel better! There's a phrase, which I can't remember properly, but it's something like don't waste your time worrying about things you can't change. I need to remember that more, as it's such a valid point!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  8. You have such pretty eyes!

    Get moving... my goal too haha

    Omg and eyebrow mistakes... don't we all have them!

    Follow for follow?


  9. Just found your blog and absolutely love it! Now following! :)

    P.S in your pic from your 21st, have anyone ever told you that you could easily pass for one of the Olsens? Because you totally could! x

    1. Aw thank you so much :) no they haven't! What a compliment though, thanks! Xx

  10. These are great tips! I totally agree with No. 8!

    Jessica |

  11. Aw love these! I especially agree with the first one, you can't go round with tee and cake!

  12. aw i love this post! i really need to drag myself to the gym, but i've recently started swimming so hoping that's the start of it haha

    from helen at

  13. I love this post! I agree with all of them and I'm feeling very inspired by your words. I definitely have a lot of this to take onboard :) thanks for sharing!



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