Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Things I wish I had learned sooner

Okay.... so this post might just be a bit of a chat about what I’ve learned so far.... But trust me, the quicker you learn this the easier life will be.

Learn to trust your instincts. Your gut is there for a reason so if you haven’t learned that yet then you really need to learn it now. Basically, if you have a feeling that someone is a shithead, then they're probably a shithead.

Accept that there are some things in life that you win and some that you lose.

Ditch those friends that only need you when they have something to gain.  They aren’t friends. Stick with the real friends. Your life will be much better.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want in life.  I’ve only recently figured out which career path I want to go down and I’m on the wrong side of 25.  And it might change.  Who knows. Just go wherever your heart lies. If you aren’t sure where your heart lies then give it time. You’ll figure it out eventually.

You want those shoes?  Then get them.  You might need to sacrifice a night out but life is short so get the shoes for fuck sake.

Saying that, don’t miss too many nights out.  Nights out with your nearest and dearest will give you memories that will last forever.

OK, that last one might have been a bit of a white lie.  I’ve had many a night where I remember nothing.  But I look happy in photos so it must have been a great night. Have a few of those nights too.  Have loads of hangover food ready for the next day though.

Learn that life is today, right now.  Its not tomorrow or in 10 years.  Do what makes you happy and do it now.

Failure isn't always a bad thing.  It is completely shit at the time and sometimes you need some time out to lick your wounds but it usually works itself out.   You'll be ok.

Be kind to people.  Life is hard sometimes and a little kindness can go a long way.

Travel whenever you can.  It sounds cheesy but it genuinely does broaden your mind.

Look after your mental health.  If you need help then please reach out. Help is out there and you can get better.  It is never hopeless.

Sometimes you will be wrong.  Sometimes you'll be a bit of a cunt.  Apologise, make amends and move on. 

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