It’s My Birthday

Holy shit, Im 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…

Were 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 Dont 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.

Dont 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.


  • JacLou

    Happy birthday hope you have lots of fun and presents galore!

  • Hope you have a wonderful day! Loved your point on mistakes not having an age limit :)

    Anika xo |

  • Demilade Aina

    Aww happy birthday Tiffany! Thanks for sharing the lessons you’ve learned, the one about friends was my fave. It can be so hard to realise that you’ll probably not be friends for life with some people but that’s just how life works right? Have a great birthday! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

  • Laura Torninoja

    Happy birthday Tiffany – hope you have a wonderful day and a lovely dinner with your family!

    I definitely know what you mean about other people getting younger around you – I still don’t feel that old but when I go to a bar or new, young people start a job in my office, I always suddenly feel my age. It’s a bit scary! But I think you’re so right – we just have to take it week by week and enjoy every moment the best we can! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Happy Birthday!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • Happy birthday! I just celebrated one myself, although I’ve celebrated quite a few more than you. ;) I love the part about friendships changing. I think that we have a great to opportunity to learn about what we want and who we are as we age. And it may be more difficult to find people who are on a similar wavelength. But when you do, the bonds can be so much richer and deeper.
    Hugs, janea

  • Happy birthday! I hope you had a lovely dinner party. I love the top you’re wearing here, it’s so pretty. I don’t know where on earth the time is going – I will be 30 next year – how did that happen?! Hilarious that you had a few to drink and then got your ear pierced at Claire’s lol :) x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  • Happy birthday! 27 is a great year.

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

  • Happy Birthday! Hope it’s wonderful. That last tip is my fave <3


  • The Sunday Mode

    Taking your words of wisdom and I’m planning on trying to get out of my head and into the world more for the rest of this year and from now on! (and happy birthday!!)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode