Friday, January 26, 2018

Life Lessons I Learnt at 22

Today is my birthday...which means I can finally sing Blink 182's lyric of nobody likes you when you're 23 and mean it! I don't know why but I've been kinda dreading my birthday this year, does anyone else do this? I just want to be young forever and not have to worry about all those real-life adult decisions. I feel like some years pass you by so quickly and other years, you feel like you're learning a lot of hard lessons. Being 22 was a tough year. One I'll probably always remember and not for the best reasons but alas, I made it to 23 and here are the 22 life lessons I learnt during the past year: 

001. No matter what is it, never ignore those initial red flags. If they're red at the start, they're going to turn black in 0.5 seconds and you deserve so much more than that.

002. Family is everything. Ensure to make time for them, no matter how busy you get.

003. Always remember that people have the ability to change, so don't hold things against them so harshly. 

004. And even though people can change, it doesn't mean they'll be willing don't waste your time waiting for the impossible. 

005. Tiny, baby steps every day are still progress. Don't be too hard on yourself because you're not moving as fast as you thought you would. 

006. Happiness isn't always a given. From my experience, you don't usually get to be happy all the time. It usually comes in waves. Embrace those fleeting moments of joy when they come and always make the most of them!

007. Sometimes, all you can do is keep moving forward

008. The ones closest to you are sometimes the ones you should be most afraid of. Be careful of who you give your heart to.

009. Your parents are just normal human beings that probably tried their best, even if you deserved a lot more. Don't be too hard on them.

010. You get nothing from holding on to a grudge. The only person you hurt is yourself, let it go.

011. Binge watching Gossip Girl ALWAYS helps heal a broken heart. 

012. Always remember your worth. Just because someone doesn’t value and appreciate you, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t; have faith.

013. Everything happens for a reason, even if you can't see what the reason is, to begin with.

014. Never change yourself for anybody else. The right person will love YOU.

015. Life is for living, not being sad. Do whatever you need to, to make yourself happy.

016. The only person you can truly rely on is yourself. 

017. So, remember to put yourself first and live life for you.
018. Being a forgiving person isn't a sign of weakness. Don't let others turn your heart cold.

019. Life always goes on, even when you don't want it to...

020. Always be a little kinder than you need to be, you don't know what battle someone else is fighting.

021. Don't waste your time chasing after someone who doesn't deserve a minute of your time. 

022. And lastly, when all else fails, a cup of tea and basic self-care really does wonders, promise!

I'm so excited and nervous to see what the next year will bring! I'll be spending my day with loved ones, I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

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