I’m so sorry for the very long overdue blog post. I’ve been neglecting nats natter a little bit, but I’m back and I pinky promise that from now on I will post every two days.

It was my 19th Birthday last week and since then I’ve been thinking about how every year is completely different to the last. If you had asked me 5 years ago what I would be doing now I would have said; studying Law in Oxford when in fact I’m studying journalism at City University.  Not like I would have gotten into Oxford anyway.
Coming off from that It got me thinking about the lessons I’ve learned so far and wanted to share a few of them with you.

Planning leads to disappointment
I make up these little scenarios in my head about how my life will pan out and they almost never turn out the way I want. What’s worse is I know they won’t work but I continue to do it.

Hard work pays off
I’m a procrastination queen so maybe in theory this makes no sense but working hard towards my goals pay off. If you want something bad enough then you’ll get it. No excuses.

Never expect anything from anyone
I’ve learned it’s always better to rely on yourself because once you completely depend on someone its game over. It’s like a train of disappointment follows *train crashes*

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words won’t hurt me
I was picked on for a long time in secondary for being fat, and the worst thing I ever did was let it get to me. However having said that it shaped the girl I am today. I ended up losing about 20kg and went from a size 20 to a 12. So who’s laughing now? That would be me

You don’t always need to be the better person
My mum always encouraged me to be the better person and sometimes I just cant. We all have boundaries – there only so much we can take sometimes. If you want to be cruel then be warned that I give twice as hard as I receive. Not because I’m a mean person but once people think they can make a fool of you they have the power.

When writing my posts I usually number my points, as my way of showing an order and finality but this doesn’t have an end. I could have written about 100 lessons, most of which I know we have in common. This time next year I’m sure I’ll have learned a lot more and most likely I’ll still be making the same mistakes – but that’s just how it is.

We all learn the basic same things we just learn them differently.


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