Holy shit, I’m 27.
Can life just slow down a little please? At this rate, I feel like I’m going to be retired with 5 cats by the end of next month. Age is a funny old thing isn’t it? You never really feel much difference in your head. The only thing you notice is the people around you getting younger – honesty last weekend I’m pretty sure the bar was filled with 12 years olds!
So what have I learnt in my 27 years? Here are a few of my top life lessons…
We’re All Winging It.
Yep, by this age I thought I’d have had life all worked out. But I don’t think you ever really do! You just take it week-by-week and see what life throws at you next. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, but most importantly that is why you should try and never take anything for granted.
Your Friendships Will Change.
This is something I really struggled with, especially when leaving uni. It can be hard to accept that people simple drift apart and also that people change. There is that famous quote..
“People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.”
I think it’s so true! Over the years you’ll meet so many different people and you’ll find that you end up with friends all over the globe. However, I can count my real friends on one hand and that is what becomes important. Who will be there for you when you really need them and who will be there with you for a glass of bubbly. You need both sorta’ people in your life, but it’s important to know who is who.
Mistakes Don’t Have An Age Limit.
Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean you’re always wiser. In fact, the older I’m getting, the sillier I seem to become. Last weekend, after one too many glasses of wine, I got my ear pierced at Claire’s Accessories – pah! Says it all really.
Don’t Fit In, Stand Out.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post on things I wish I could tell my teenage self. One of those was to forget about trying to fit in with the so called “in crowd”. Accepting yourself for who you are and embracing it, is one of the best things I’ve ever done. The older you get, the more you will care less about what others think of you and more about what makes you happy. You can read the full post here.
Live the Life You Want.
The closer to 30 I get, the more I feel like I just want to enjoy life. You’re only young once, so buy the shoes, eat the cake, fall in love, dance all night, buy some more shoes. Life is there to be enjoyed and I fully intend on spending my 27th year doing just that.
So what have I got planned for my birthday week? Well today, I’m working (boo!), but a mid-week birthday, unless you’re sunning yourself on a beach, is never that fun. So I’ve made myself a stack of birthday pancakes, a big mug of coffee and I’m about to deal with a whole load of emails. Past 5pm and I’m heading to a dinner party with my fam and come Saturday it’s Gin O’ Clock, so be sure to check out my Insta stories.