Monday, 27 February 2017

Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Hello Friends,

Here we go, my first attempt at writing a personal post.. So, I am sure you'll all agree that being an adult comes with great responsibilities and can also be tough and challenging most times. Once you get to the point of moving out of home and becoming independent, that's when I think real adulthood starts.

When you finish university, the next step is usually going through the stress of finding a job etc. You move out of your family home etc.. (Some people move out before starting uni, I moved out when I started uni in to the uni halls of residence). After that, you're either renting or lucky enough to be a home owner and have a mortgage to pay off then all the bills come flooding in.. When I was a child, I couldn't wait to become an adult. Being an adult seemed pretty cool, I mean no one telling me what I can or cannot do. Having that independence seemed so attractive and I just couldn't wait. Now, as an adult, I'm a lot wiser! Yes, you get that independence and freedom but there is SO much more that comes with adulthood. If I could tell and give advice to my younger self, it would be the following;

  • Adulthood isn't all it seems - Although there are advantages to being an adult, there are also disadvantages like most other things.
  • Enjoy your carefree childhood - You only get to be a child once so enjoy it!..
  • Treasure the moments (You don't really think much about this as a child) - Advice to others where applicable, try and appreciate things and not take them for granted.
  • Don't be in a hurry to grow up
  • Don't be in such a hurry to move out of your family home - You may think that once you turn to a certain age, you are ready to move out.. For me, moving out when I did was down to my circumstances at the time, so it's okay. My advice to others is to stay at home until you are able to save a decent amount of money before you move out. However, I do understand that people's circumstances are different so this may or may not be an option etc..
These are a few things that I would say if I could.. Life is too short and as an adult, you can get so caught up in everything and the world of adulthood that you forget to actually enjoy your life. Life is definitely an experience and when I start having my kids, I will try and share some of my experiences with them..

Do you miss your childhood?.. A care-free life with no worries, just hanging out with family and friends having a laugh and having fun. When you reach a certain age, all you'll probably worry about trivial things like boys or maybe what outfit to wear to a party etc.. Although, as an adult I still have the 'what to wear' moment and I'm sure this is probably the same for everyone (kinda) 😊. If I could go back to being a child for a day or so right now, I will definitely jump at the chance, would you? What would you tell your younger self?.. Is there anything you might have taken for granted that you wished you didn't?.. Feel free to let me know in the comments below if you wish too. I love to hear your thoughts. Till next time!..

Laters! X

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