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Lessons I learnt in my teens | lifestyle



Today marks my 20th birthday, meaning I AM NO LONGER A TEENAGER! And I literally don't know whether to laugh or cry!? I feel old. But I love a good reflection, so today I've been thinking all about the lessons I've learnt in my teens, so here I am sharing them with you!

1. Your mom really does know best 
When we're younger its almost compulsory to rebel against your parents and do something just because they tell you 'don't'. What we seem to forget when we're younger is that our parents have been through everything we're going through, so yeah, they probably do know better! And teenage years are full of fall outs with friends and break ups with 'the one' aged 14, but your parents are always going to be there for you, so make use of that!
And when your mom isn't sure about a friend or a boy you've been hanging around with its because mom's will spot a sneak a mile off, so its better to take her advice and realise this sooner rather than later.

2. Don't grow up too quickly
When I was 16/17 I was so desperate to start going out out, but having only an older brother I could never get hold of an I.D. Now I'm 20 and have been going out legally for two years now, I'm honestly quite bored of clubbing. You're gonna be 18 eventually, and if/when you go to uni you're gonna be going out multiple times a week, so there's no point rushing to start (and it'll also save you a tonne of money if you aren't spending an extra year of your life dropping tenners on club floors)!
Enjoy being YOUR age, and don't sweat the rest, it'll come and everything is better when you wait for it!

3. Don't cut friendships
Our school years are full of arguments, falling out with best friends and making new ones. You're going through so many changes in your life and we're all changing into different people, so its basically inevitable. But making peace with your past is so important, forgive but don't forget, and remember the best way to get at people is to show you aren't bothered. Don't let fall outs last for years because your friend are sooo important, and even if you don't plan on making friends, chances are you can't avoid people forever, so at least learn to clear the air. You literally start bumping into everyone you've met since you were three when you move to your town's 6th form or start going out, and you never know when you might need someone's help, so keep it that you can always say hi and smile to the people from your past.

4. Its not cool to hate
School is a weird place where its cool to show you aren't bothered, and hating on and disrespecting your teachers seems to get you points with your peers. Its not like this in the real world. Saying everything's boring or saying that you hate everything just means that you're a boring person. Find something you're passionate about and talk about that instead. Nobody really wants to listen to you moaning, be that person that lightens up everyone's day instead of bringing people's day down, that's how to be popular in real life.

5. Don't ever give yourself a hard time - you're learning
Teenage years are hard and you are going to go through a lot of changes! Whether its the school you go to, getting acne, getting boobs (or not getting them when everyone else does AKA me), moving out your family home, being a teenager is all about learning to adapt to these changes and learning to ride with them. There's no point looking back and giving yourself grief for the years you spend dressing or acting like a total freak, if you were happy at the time then that's all that matters. The more mistakes made, the more improvements that occur.


Have a fab day!

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10 comments:

  1. This was so good! Even though my teenage years were a few years ago I totally relate to everything you've wrote :-) great job!

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  2. Happy birthday for yesterday and great lessons, they all make a lot of sense!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  3. This is great. Thanks for sharing. Happy birthday to you lizzy. wendeeisaacs.com

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  4. Great read doll! Thanks for sharing

    Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday, great post :) Really enjoyed it xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  6. Happy Birthday!! Great tips. I still struggle with #1 haha. I'm kind of a stubborn kid so sometimes I think I understand my situation better than my mom ever could, but she's been there, done that, so I should actually listen to her.

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  7. Happy Birthday!! Great tips. I still struggle with #1 haha. I'm kind of a stubborn kid so sometimes I think I understand my situation better than my mom ever could, but she's been there, done that, so I should actually listen to her.

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  8. Oh happy belated birthday! Number 4 is important to me, learn not to hate, respect the fact people are different to each other <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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  9. Happy Birthday! And I definitely agree that my Mum always knows best!!

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