Good Morning World!
There are many things that you learn in your teenage years. So when a friend of mine asked, ‘What is the biggest thing you’ve learn this year?’ it got me thinking of all the amazing life lessons that I’ve come to know, that I, myself have independently learnt.
1. Not Everyone is a Nice Person
Growing up in a village surrounded by friendly people was a beautiful upbringing, but though my older teenage years I learnt that what you see on the outside isn’t always someone’s greatest intensions. Most people are selfish, and they don’t have your best interests at heart.
2. Money isn’t Everything
My gap year has taught me a lot about saving and spending money, but mostly it has taught me that its better to have the memories rather than the paper notes.
3. Nothing is Worth Being Unhappy
You’ll never remember those small upsets in a year to come, so why waste a chance to laugh and smile.
4. You Wont Get Everything You Wish For
Being a child is great, you have very basic wants and needs and they’re usually met by your parents, but as we age these things widen and more people want them and they’re harder to achieve.
5. Embrace Your Inner Child
Be silly, sing louder, don’t rush to grow up, being old is boring.
6. Don’t Stop Doing What You Love
Never let anyone tell you what your passionate about, or what you love. Let that drive you forward and not push you back.
7. Always Say YES To Pudding
Life is too short to not eat the chocolate cake.
8. Not Everyone Will Want to Stay in Your Life
The friends you make at school wont always be there for you when you’re gone. But if they want to leave, let them. Its better to have a few close friends, quality over quantity.
9. Having a Job Teaches You a Lot
I am a massive advocate for having a part-time job while in your teenage years, it teaches you so much about life, and ultimately you’ve learnt lessons that others wont have thought about yet.
10. You Still Need Your Parents
As much as we don’t want to admit it, our parents are still a big part of our lives, and we do need them more than we think.
11. Be Thankful For What You Have
There are many people who have it worse than you, appreciate what you’ve got.
12. Read Lots
Knowledge is power.
13. Popularity Means Nothing
Once you’ve left school, no one cares about that stuff, you should want to be friends with someone for the person they are, not because of who they know.
14. Happy Girls are the Prettiest
You will ALWAYS look your best with a smile on your face, and everyone will see it.
15. Appreciate Nature
This is your planet and you have to look after it. After learning about how destructive humans are, I cant not recycle, and I cant not re-use bags. We make nature a happy place is we look after it.
16. Don’t Change Yourself for a Boy
…or girl. I learnt the hard way, but if they don’t like you for who you are, then they’re not right for you, and you will find someone who does.
17. Take Care of Yourself
You should never feel guilty for being selfish once in a while. You deserve the world!
18. Stress Less
Don’t beat yourself up over the little things, you’ll only get lines. HAHA!
19. Hold Onto Those Special in Your Life
They’re a blessing!
Love Georgina xxx
P.S. HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY TO ME!