12 Things I've Learnt About Myself So Far In My Twenties

17 September 2018

Hey Everyone! Wow, long time no see/speak/interact (unless you follow me/I follow you on twitter or instagram. My last blog post was in March and so much has happened since then. I've visited three different countries. met and made so many new friends, moved up a tad at work and just generally changed as a person in quite a big way. I won't go into the nitty gritty of everything that has happened as we'd be here till this time next year but I was sitting scrolling through my photos earlier looking back through all the memories that I have made in the past 6 months and it made me realise how I've changed as a person. It hasn't all been fun and games though. Family members have fallen ill, work has been stressful, friendships have suffered but through it all I've still come out a better person. It's really inspired me to come back onto the blog and write about all the things that I've learnt about myself in my twenties so far. Enjoy.

1. I'm okay with being on my own. This is something that has taken me years to figure out. When I was younger I had to be surrounded by people and I would hate to be alone. Nowadays I'm happy on my own. I love just going out alone for walks alone with my headphones just listening to music, or just chilling in my room with a film on, or writing in my diary or catching up on blogs etc. I do like my own company and that's something I've never been ashamed of.

2. I'm not as nice as I used to be. I don't mean that I am a horrible nasty person, I just mean I don't take things as lightly as I used to. I stick up for myself a lot more and I do not let anyone walk over me as much as I used to. I've had a lot of comments from people who've known me for years telling me that I've changed when really all I've done is become tougher and stronger. I have no regrets.

3. I will never be a stay out all night clubbing kinda person. I just can't do it. Give me a cocktail bar where you can still have a bit of a dance and I'll be fine. Take me to a club and I'll just hide in a corner. They're too noisy, you can't hear yourself think in them, let alone the people you are with. Clubs are big no no for me.

4. I have a lot of down days and that is perfectly okay. I always get worried that I'm perceived as being too miserable but I've come to not really care when people thing. Everyone has stuff that they are going through. I tend to keep mine under wraps a lot but I still have days when I'm not my usual happy chipper self and to be honest I think that's okay.

5. Reading will always and forever be my favorite thing to do to de-stress. I get my love of reading from my Dad and my late Grandma. We all love to read and can spend hours with our heads buried in a good book and it's something that I've developed a deeper love for in recent years. I can't hit the high street without spending a good 30 minutes to an hour in a book shop. I just love them.

6. I am at my happiest when I'm out travelling exploring new places. I just love travelling. In the past few years I've been to Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Shanghai and Mauritius and I am going to visit Australia next month for five weeks which I cannot wait for. Working in an airport has definitely opened a lot of doors when it comes to travel and it's definitely an opportunity I've been given that I have grabbed with both hands.

7. Writing in my diary is something that I'll always do for the rest of my life. I've kept a journal since I was 10 years old and every now and then it's still something I turn to when I need to rant or calm down. I thought being in my twenties now I am a lot busier and it's not something that I will have a lot of time for but I have definitely been proven wrong and it is something that I still turn to almost daily. I just absolutely love journaling and I know that it is something I'll always.

8. I will never ever be a heels person. Unless the heels are like 3 inches high forget it. I am the clumsiest person in the world and even manage to trip up and fall in trainers so yeah...heels are a big no - no. I also definitely didn't realise this when I fell FOUR yes FOUR times in one week, but I shall not go into that as I'll probably cry like I did the fourth time I fell over.

9. I absolutely love fruit and vegetables. Those of you who know me probably know me for being a chocolate addict and yes it does seem like I eat a lot of crap however when I'm home I'm the healthiest eater going. I eat so much fruit and vegetables and it's definitely something I've grown a love for in the last 3-4 years.

10. I am a very forgiving person. Too forgiving some might say and even though I might not react to certain situations with a pinch of salt anymore I still do forgive way to easily. Definitely something I need to work on but I have that 'hey everyone's human, we all make mistakes' kinda attitude. No matter how many times I try to freeze people out I end up forgiving them anyway. One thing I haven't yet realised is whether or not this is a good or bad thing.

11. I'm definitely more of a dress/skirt person than a jeans/top kinda person. When I was younger I would only wear dresses and skirts. Then I went through a jeans, jeans and nothing but the jeans phase. Now I'm slowly starting to convert back to dresses and skirts and I'm totally okay with that. I've already ordered about six new dresses this morning for my holiday to add to my growing collection in my wardrobe. Whoops.

12. To stop caring what everyone else thinks of me and just do me. This is definitely the biggest lesson I've learnt so far. Growing up in school I was constantly judged for the things I did, what I wore, what I looked like and it was just horrible. Now that I'm slowly but surely approaching my thirties I am starting to not give a flying you know what. Life is for living and it is way to short to not do something you want to do just because of how other people will perceive it. Go on that date, wear that piece of clothing, just do what you want. I promise you'll be a lot happier.

I really enjoyed writing this post and even though still have a couple of years left till I'm out of my twenties completely I definitely thought this would be a good post to write and I'm hoping you feel the same way. 

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