Happy Birthday to me!!
25 years young and boy am I proud of myself. And why? Because at 25, I have a full time job in the film industry, I live in a gorgeous apartment by the beach and I have graduated from university. I am also blessed with many great friends and a supportive (sometimes) family.
To be honest, I did imagine 25 looking and feeling a little differently. I could not help but dream that at 25 I would be a tad more successful, perhaps 10kilos lighter, be in love, and living it up in one of my favourite cities in the world, London.
But having said that I have grown to learn to appreciate what I do have and to work hard for what I want. So here is a summary of what I have learnt in my 25 years of living:
- Always take time for yourself.
Be one with your thoughts (insert Buddha quote). But seriously!
- Invest in a good pair of leather boots.
- Join a club or two or three.
Whether a sporting group, gym or art class socialising with adults that share a similar interest is so beneficial mentally and physically.
- Never say no to Wine.
Wine with the girls is always a good idea. Never doubt a night with your girls.
- Always buy 2 sets of sheets.
I hate laundry.
- Stay clear of the drama!
The BITCHES. My tip simply wish them well and move on.
- The BF and the BF.
The best friend and the boy friend. Be open and patient.
- Fast Food is NOT your friend.
Just ask my gut, my waistline and my bank account.
- Hangovers will get WORSE with age.
Netflix and eating pizza help.
- Money DOES NOT grow on trees.
Learn to budget!
- Travel is THE BEST THING YOU WILL EVER DO!
Yes! I speak from experience.
- DO NOT be too quick to judge others.
Often when I have been wary of someone they turn out to be an amazing person.
- Be careful of what you publish online.
- Be the bigger person.
Let’s celebrate the successes of others.
- Politics are hard.
Whether it is government politics, work politics, family politics or even life politics they all do my head in.
- Change is inevitable.
I remember the days when, “You’ve change!” was the biggest burn in the playground. Nowadays, I take it as a compliment and you should to.
- But first Coffee!
Yes, the rumours are true.
- Do not rely on anyone.
Needless to say people will let you down.
- Time practicality.
Still working on this.
- Blondes do not have more fun!
My hair dies at the sight of bleach.
- Guys do have feelings!! What?!
- Honesty is not always the best policy!
Feelings can get hurt.
- There is a song for every mood!
- MISTAKES are part of life.
Cry a little and move on. The world will not end from a mistake you have made.
- Be YOURSELF!
Because everyone else is already taken.