Tuesday

Things I'm Glad I Learnt Before Turning 20


Sup guys! Saturday was my biiirthday!
I turned a fifth of a century (or 20 in normal people terms) which kinda is scary but also kiiiinda.. whatevs, yeppo. If you'd have mentioned it a few months ago i would've freaked out, for a while i was really weirded out by the prospect of turning 20 but now it's actually got to it, im okay, im not scared to go into my twentys, its just bitter sweet saying bye to my teens. In all honestly my teens were complete shit, from depression, eating disorders and a heart op to losing people, ending relationships etc, you get the picture

Tbh, it wasnt till i turned 19 that things really started looking up for me, that i started enjoying life and everything that comes with it: i got some tattoos (look here), started uni, made some amazing friends, travelled to beautiful places, started dating (eww ), went to a ton of concerts and most importantly made so many insane memories that the bitter sweet part is actually saying bye to being 19 cause its been a hella amazing time.

twenty things i learnt before turning twenty

Anyway, going into my twenties i decided to round up 20 things im glad i learnt in my teens, 20 before 20, hopefully some of you guys can relate :) 

  1. People are in your life for a reason, and they leave for a reason.
  2. Not everyone is going to like you, sometimes they have a reason, sometimes they dont, its okay.
  3. Similarly, you dont have to like everyone either, and that's okay too.
  4. Make and spend time with those important to you, your friends your family.
  5. Make sure you take care of yourself and your body, there's only one of you, don't neglect yourself, don't hate yourself. Take time, care and love.
  6. Travel as much as you possibly can, jump on that plane, oitnb can wait.
  7. It's okay to not be the best at everything, just be the best you can be.
  8. It takes time finding who you are, be patient with yourself - you're still growing, learning, changing.
  9. There's nothing wrong with you cause you're not in a relationship.
  10. Don't be ashamed of the things you enjoy, the music you like. So you like Shawn Mendes, drag queens and The Flash? Good for you, enjoy it.
  11. Things get tough, you know that better than anyone, but things will get better, they always do, just push through it, you'll make it through.
  12. Social. media. does. not. define. you.
  13. If things are getting too tough to handle on your own, tell someone, dont be ashamed to ask for help.
  14. Say yes more.
  15. You'll never make friends if you dont put yourself out there - go to the party, go for a drink, let your walls down.
  16. Its okay to be down, to be sad and to hurt. Let yourself feel, let yourself heal.
  17. It takes time. It takes time to recover, to improve, be patient. 
  18. Go to the concert. Go see that film. Take a trip to the sealife centre. Enjoy yourself.
  19. You're stronger then you give yourself credit for, you've been through a hell of a lot and you made it through the other side. Recovery looks killer on you. 
  20. It's okay not to have it figured out, who does?!
twenty things i learnt before turning twenty
Shirt - H&M
Jeans - ASOS
Flip Flops (I cant believe im wearing flipflops in these pics omfg) - M&S

There was actually about 40 of those i could have added but i decided to stick with the important ones, get personal, reminisce, all that jazz, anyway, twenty here i come!

also these balloons might be cute af but theyre hella difficult to work with omg

|| Now Playing || Heathens - Twenty One Pilots || Dear Maria, Count Me In - All Time Low || Thinking Of You - Katy Perry ||

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59 comments:

  1. Nice photos, happy birthday! ❤️

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  2. I love this blog post! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I really enjoyed my early 20's so I hope yours will be filled with some amazing moments & memories.

    ~Crissy
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    1. Thank you! Im hoping they will be, gotta make it happen!

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  3. Aww I love your list! I think these points are good to keep in mind whatever your age may be :) Happy happy birthday dear xx

    Erica
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    1. I think you're right, general good things to know! Thanks Erica x

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  4. Happy Birthday love! Turning 20 is such a milestone, just remember to enjoy the hell out of it because before you know it, you'll be celebrating another decade ;) Loved reading your life lessons, especially ones of uncertainty. That's the hardest one to master!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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    1. Such a milestone, can even think about the next one yet!
      They really are the hardest, thanks Alice x

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  5. Great reflections. Happy happy birthday dear!! Have a great time in this new chapter of your life!

    M
    The Flower Duet

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  6. I love your post, it's great advices you got here! And happy birthday with a little delay haha! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com/

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  7. Happy belated birthday!! These photos are so cute. What a perfect birthday celebration. :)

    Via Sora || instagram · twitter · pinterest · bloglovin

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    1. It was a lovely day, thank you sora x

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  8. Happy Birthday dear!! Love your photos!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  9. beautiful post!! Happy birthday!!
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  10. These are great reflections, social media does definitely not define you and saying yes more is a golden rule! Xx

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    1. I need to remember it as the golden rule! Thank you sweet x

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  11. Happy birthday to you! I wish you all the best <3

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  12. Couldn't agree more. Happy birthday, darling! Cheers

    Enclothed Cognition

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  13. Happy late birthday! This was such a lovely post ^^ xx

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  14. I agree with you in many many things. But first of all, Happy birthday and way straight the 20s

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  15. Sigh. If only we were wiser when we were younger. But then, that's what's youth is about. Learning life lessons along the way. :)

    Great lessons.

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    1. Exactly, we're all here to learn! Thank you x

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  16. Un look ideal, estás super guapa!! https://bohoclosetblog.com/2016/07/06/viaje-expres-a-madrid/

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  17. Happy birthday! It just gets better. Being in your 20's is awesome!

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  18. Happy belated !! Seems like you learned a lot ! I did not have a boyfriend for the longest,and I did not care. From now on the years will go even faster :p I feel like I was just 19 and now it's years later :p

    xo
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    1. Its so not important, time to focus on myself! Thanks x

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  19. nice pictures !! happy birthday !! :)

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  20. Great post!
    Emma
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  21. happy birthday! xx
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  22. Belated Happy birthday!:)
    I agree with all points from your list!

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  23. The most adorable post.
    Belated happy birthday

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  24. happy b-day!:) wish u all the best :)

    xxx

    anna from http://stylelovely.com/mimundonormal/

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  25. Awww! I remember my twentieth birthday! Seems like yesterday, but not really haha...I wish I learned some of these things before turning 20 myself. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy it :D

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoSE
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  26. Happy belated birthday to you sweedy.

    wendee//theglossychic.com

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  27. What a wonderful post! Happy Birthday! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  28. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Loved reading all of the things you learned, thanks for sharing <3

    xo,


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  29. Oh my goodness! You're still so young I'm jealous! I actually just did a photoshoot with balloons like this too! My birthday is on Friday =) Happy Birthday babe!

    xoxo
    Rina
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  30. Happy birthday! Cute post!

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  31. This is such a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing :) I really needed to hear some of that right now! Happy birthday! :) x Alona

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  32. Oh gosh, I'm turning 19 next month and now I don't know what to expect. Uni, studying abroad, working. It's all happening and I'm freaking out. Knowing what will happen in the near future may help. Thanks so much for these lessons <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  33. Happy birthday gal! Love this post! I'm turning 20 in a couple of weeks (31st of July) hehe x

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  34. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday Gorgeous doll!

    xoxo Ashon
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  35. such a great post--happy birthday dear!
    xx
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  36. That's so true especially for the first one! We really learnt a lot from friends,etc.

    Daniel x
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  37. Belated happy birthday! Wish I known some of these things when I was twenty.

    LUXESSED

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  38. Awesome post! Couldn't agree more with point 20!! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  39. Lovely photos. And very nice article :) ♡ ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

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  40. Happy birthday love, you are very wise for your age! x
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  41. Happy Birthday! Such a lovely post and celebrations too!

    The Blonde B

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  42. Happy LATE BIRTHDAY! <3

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