Tomorrow is my birthday and it’s just about sinking in that I’ll be turning 26. Wow, 26… I’m not going to lie to you, I’m starting to feel a little bit old. I know age is just a number, so it’s not so much the whole ‘turning 26’ thing. It more so I feel like I’m going to be an OLD 26-year-old. How so? Well I’ve got insanely deep crows feet and lines on my forehead that could give Gordon Ramsey a run for his money. I definitely need to look into getting that fixed…
Anyway worries aside, today I thought I’d share with you some things I’ve learned about myself, and about life, during my year as a 25-year-old.
It’s important to switch off every once in a while
Working, being a blogger and trying to develop my bow business, Lola Bows London, can really take up a lot of my time. I like to make sure I can step away from working every now and then so I can spend quality time with Spence and Jack as well as relax and have a bit of me-time.
I should learn to be more adventurous and travel more
I’m not talking about heading off to a different extravagant and luxury holiday destination each week, sometimes you can be adventurous and stay fairly close to home.
People come and go
The people worth staying in your life do and the rest don’t. It may suck at the time but you know what, that’s okay. Once the dust settles you’ll soon realise that people left your life for a reason and you’ll be a stronger and better person for it. Remember, quality over quantity. Only have people in your life that care for you as much as you care for them.
Worrying about what others think about you only leads to unhappiness
It’s a waste of time and energy. No one likes not being liked, but that’s life. You’re never going to please everyone and you’ll come across people in life where no matter what you say or do, they just won’t like you and you won’t click. This isn’t anything against you, you’re still a great person. I’ve learned to stop wasting my precious time and energy on caring what people think. True freedom comes from being yourself in every moment, non-attached and not afraid of the people around you.
Work hard, but stay humble
Working hard and letting your actions speak for themselves is a fail-safe way to get ahead and do well in life. Being full of hot air. Work hard and with a smile, always.
Sometimes being an adult sucks, but you’ll never regret it
No one likes spending their weekends doing chores, but nothing feels better than having a clean home, a full fridge and all the washing done and put away. Yes it’s not as relaxing as having a duvet-day with snacks and wine, but the responsibilities we have aren’t going anywhere, and Netflix / Hayu will still be waiting for you.