I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason and that it’s so funny how life can work it’s self out. Although life might deal you the good, the bad and the just completely ugly, it’s all done for a reason. It’s all in the plan for your life and leads you to the biggest high’s in your future. It’s all about embracing your journey and accepting that one day everything will become clear.
So, over the 21 years of my life, I feel like this has really happened to me. I’ve had to grow up quickly, have a lot of learning curves and tackle some hard moments. But it’s brought me to living and working in London, being successful and more than anything, it’s made me the woman I am today. I’ve learnt so many lessons and I though I would just share a few with you all…
- Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
This is one of my favourite quotes and is honestly so true. Basically it means that no matter what happens don’t wait for it to pass, for you to get over it and for you to feel better. Life still goes on and carry on enjoying yourself and making the most of every moment, as you never know how long you have left on earth.
2. There isn’t time in life to anything apart from the things you love and enjoy.
Of course there’s always the small tasks in life you have to do, but use the choose you have in life to do things you really enjoy doing and making you love waking up in the morning.
3. The people around you are the MOST important thing that influence your mood, vibe and how you look at life.
The people around you just are the biggest support system. You need people that ask if you’re okay, want to make you happy, will be there through the good and the bad and ultimately be there through anything that happens.
4. Life is too short to not buy the dress, eat the takeaway and go on that holiday.
You work and live to enjoy every minute of your time on this earth. So please use it wisely and do everything you want to do. Memories are the most important thing and experiences are moments you can never get back.
5. Yes I’ve just spent that money, but oh well I’ll go to work tomorrow and earn some more.
What’s the point of working and earning money to always be questioning if you should spent it. Don’t be silly about it but enjoy your money and what you can afford to do. You will get more happiness spending it that seeing it just sit in your bank account.
6. Always be kind as you never know what’s going on in other people’s private lives.
Just because someone looks fine from the outside and hasn’t made it clear that they have something else going on it doesn’t mean that they don’t. So always be kind and reach out to people if you feel like they need it.
7. Try and find joy in little things every day.
Life is such an amazing thing and even when you’re not having the best day there is always something to smile about. Some times the best thing to do is just get outside, see the beauty of the world and get some fresh air.
8. Your vibe attracts your tribe.
Whatever you show as your personality is what you get back. If you want respect then give respect, if you honesty then give that too. Having people that understand you and are there for you is the best thing ever, and I’m so grateful to have such amazing friends and a boyfriend around me.
9. Having a relaxing night in is just what you need as much as a night out.
Having the comfort of home, and being in your pyjamas, can be just as rewarding and enjoyable as night out. I love a good night in with a takeaway and a face mask and honestly I need them to keep me sane.
10. Get to know you.
Spend time getting to know you, how you work, what makes you happy and what relaxes you. This makes things so much easier for you and you will always know what to do when you’re feeling down.
11. Don’t hold grudges its just not worth it.
Life is way too short to look back on the past. It doesn’t help the situation and it definitely doesn’t help you either. So dress it the situation, how you feel about it and then let it go.
12. Love your life and your life.
No matter what your life is like or what you’re going through there is always something to be grateful for and someone who is in a worse situation that you are.
13. Never talk badly to yourself, don’t ever say anything to yourself you wouldn’t say to your best friend.
You would never say your fat, ugly or awful comments to your friend so why say it to yourself. You are good enough and you need to be you and only you.
14. Appreciate your family.
This one really depends on how close you to your family, but please always appreciate them. They are so precious and mine just mean so much to me. I love them to the moon and back and they are my true rocks.
15. It’s okay not to be okay.
I’m so bad for not doing this but it’s okay to not feel okay. Sometime you will have horrible days and not feel yourself, but that’s fine you’re a human and never beat yourself up about it.
16. Be your biggest supporter.
Believe in yourself and you’re half way there. No one will support you as much as yourself and its so crucial to succeeding. Know your worth, your strengths and know you can do it.
17. If you work hard you can achieve anything.
I really believe that when you work hard you can do anything and it’s so true. Nothing can come handed to you on a plate so work for everything you want. It also gives you so much satisfaction.
18. Having your own time is so key to your happiness.
As much as I love being around people, I also really need my own time to just be me. Its so crucial to my happiness and being the best friend and girlfriend I can be.
19. Manners and kindness cost nothing.
Being polite, smiling at someone or just doing a kind act costs nothing really and is so rewarding for you and the person receiving it.
20. Food is always the answer to a lot of my problems.
I love a good coffee, and a piece of cake. It can change so many problems and especially when you have an ear to listen and have a chat too.
21. You are always loved by someone.
You are always loved by someone, you are a mother, daughter, friend, sister, brother, girlfriend, boyfriend etc.. Someone loves and relies on you and don’t forget you’re worth.