Today I am 28 years old.
In my 28 years I have learn an awful lot. I have made a lot of mistakes and I have seen highs and lows. I don't regret any of it as it has made me into the person I am today and as I turn 28 I would say I am the happiest I have been in a very long time. I have my wonderful family, an amazing network of friends, a job that I am happy in again and my little blog. Life is pretty sweet.
I thought that seeing as I now have 28 years worth of experience on life I would take a look back at the things I have learnt in my time so far...
1. Don't stress about people not liking you! I have spent a good part of my life worrying if people like me or not and worrying about being likeable. In the past few years I stopped as I realised that I didn't really give a crap if people liked me or not. I have my friends and family who do like me and that is all I need.
2. Don't worry about the things you can't change.
I have been a nutorious worrier all of my life. I think I get it from my dad. I used to worry about everything. From if the door was locked to if I had upset someone. It was silly and in the last few years I have learnt that worrying about the future does nothing apart from make the present unpleasant.
3. Round faces do not suit fringes!
I have had some shocking hair cuts in my time but this one has to have been the worse! Round moon face + full fringe = LEGO HEAD!!! Not a good look!
4. Spend time with your loved ones.
In 2015 I lost 3 grandparents in 9 months. They only lived over an hour away and I wish that I would have made more of an effort to go and see them more often as now I don't have that chance. I still have my nan and make sure I take pickle down there once a month or so to see her which I love but I just wish I'd done it sooner.
5. Hangover after the age of 25 are a KILLER!!!
I used to go out for the evening and have a few drinks and wake up the next day as cherry as a spring chicken. Now, I have more than 3 glasses of wine and I feel like I need to be hospitalised! I have learnt in my later years that I cannot drink a lot anymore and if I do I need to be prepared for the consequences!! #alkasazaismybestfriend
6. Boys are stipid until you find the right one... then boys don't matter anymore
I have had my fair share of boyfriends and heart break like most people have and I remember when I was younger thinking that boys were so difficult to understand and how I thought I would never find the right one and then hubby came back into my life (I say back into as we were together at school and then broke up for a few years and then found each other again) and it was like no one else matter. All the heart ache I'd had before didn't mean a thing as I had found a man who genuinely loved me and would never hurt me.
7. Say YES more.
As I've said already, I was always a bit of a worrier and that it turn meant that I turned down a lot of things in my life. Nothing huge but it definitely taught me to say yes more and just go with the flow.
So there you have it. All the things (that I can think of right now) that I have learnt in my 28 years on this earth. Basically worry less, love hard and be happy :) Now I'm off to go and eat more cake!!!