20 Things I’ve Learnt in 20 Years

Haven’t really written much recently but I thought I’d do this post. A nice retrospective look at the past and things I’ve learnt. So here are twenty things that I’ve learnt in all my twenty years of living!

rome city centre panorama tour

  1. If someone doesn’t respect you, don’t give them the opportunity to disrespect you in the future, keep your distance.
  2. Time is a concept and there is no such thing as being too busy to keep in contact with someone. You will make time for the ones you love.
  3. Making money isn’t everything, doing something that you love is just as important.
  4. As an introvert don’t feel guilty for not giving your attention or energy to others. If you are not feeling it, that is fine.
  5. Don’t worry about what others think of you. The only opinion of you that matters is your own.
  6. Be yourself. It is so much easier than acting as someone you’re not.
    Try new things. Don’t say no straight away, think about it and try it out first.
  7. Developing new skills is important. Being an all rounded person will take you far and is useful in improving your interpersonal skills.
  8. Spend more money on experiences rather than materialistic things. The world is object obsessed and a lasting memory is so much nicer than a swanky new phone that will eventually break.
  9. Those people who will make effort with you when you don’t with them are special. Keep them around.
  10. Don’t obsess about finding your true love. Everything happens for a reason. Disaster may give rise to a happily ever after.
  11. Travelling around the world is fun and will give you so many new cultural experiences that will last a lifetime.
  12. Make lists, be organised it will help to de-clutter your mind and to keep you less stressed. Coming from the laziest person lists have helped me mucho.
  13. Work out, stay fit. Being healthy is important.
  14. Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone has their own paths to follow and has a different background. Some people are better off but that’s just the way it is.
  15. Don’t live so much in your head. Speak your mind, write in a journal. Let it out somehow.
  16. Do not be judgmental. Less than century ago black people were being discriminated against widely. I have no right to judge or discriminate others.
  17. On that note stick up and support other minority groups – LGBT, BAME etc, and call out racist, sexist talk. Intersectional feminism is all encompassing. We all deserve basic human rights.
  18. Budget and save. Be wise with money. A rainy day may come and you don’t want to get soaked.
  19. If dating a boy, and he doesn’t like something about you. Don’t change just to please him. He should learn to love you the way you are. Soppy but true.
  20. Be self-confident. Or when in doubt fake confidence and it will soon come to you.

4 thoughts on “20 Things I’ve Learnt in 20 Years

  1. K A T I E (@MissKatie_f) says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! I’ve been drafting one of these for when I turn 21, my favourite of yours was ’15. Don’t live so much in your head. Speak your mind, write in a journal. Let it out somehow.’ Very inspiring, brilliant post!

    ~ Katie xo


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