#1 Life is better with coffee.
It’s my 28th birthday in a few weeks and it’s got me thinking about the last year. 27 is an important age, I knew it when I was younger and I sure as hell know it now. The year that makes or breaks you. I’ve cried a lot, laughed a lot, smashed a few more glasses but the lessons I’ve learned make me feel pretty damn grown up.
So- to the 27 lessons that have made me, thank you, for not breaking me.
#2 It all starts with being kind to yourself.
#3 If someone is meant to be in your life they’ll make the effort, they’ll show the fuck up.
#4 Don’t force situations or people, let things come and go as they please.
#5 Don’t chase anything that doesn’t speak to you.
#6 I am definitely allergic to cats.
#7 Don’t reconnect with toxic people in fear of being lonely, there’s nothing more beautiful than learning to be alone and fucking off the people who did wrong by you.
#8 Three words – Lush.Face.Mask.
#9 Be picky with who you invest your time with. Don’t waste money. Don’t waste makeup.
#10 Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
#11 Its okay to just be….
#12 Audio books are overrated.
#13 It’s hard to change yourself, it’s even harder to change someone else. The idea is – don’t waste your energy trying to change someone else. Focus on changing yourself or how you perceive other people. Or hey, maybe…don’t change a god damn thing.
#14 Trust yourself.
#15 What doesn’t kill you, will nourish you.
#16 Be honest with yourself.
#17 Give it three days…….
#18 ‘You won’t always be strong but you can always be brave’ – Beau Taplin.
#19 Never undervalue yourself.
#20 An ‘all nighter’ can ruin your week, lack of sleep destroys your soul.
#21 Spend time with people who are good for your mental health, if someone is draining you, take a step back.
#22 Focus on what you have, not on what’s missing – practice gratitude.
#23 Never underestimate the power of a good cry.
#24 Babies are cute, babies are also a lot of work.
#25 Don’t feel bad about breaking the rules.
#26 Bread, I can not quit bread.
#27 And last of all, feel a little bad for those who never go a little crazy.
I used to hate the idea of growing older and sometimes it still plays on my mind.
But if a struggle followed by a lesson comes every now and then, and helps me grow into the bad arse bitch I aspire to be, then bring on the ages.