18 Things I Learnt At 18

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I remember being younger and thinking about what my life would be like when I was a teenager when I turned 18 and I became an adult.

It’s strange because I still feel like I’m the same person as I was back then but I’ve just got an older body and face. Turning 19 is something I’m eternally grateful for, as life is too short sometimes, but is also such a scary concept. As life goes on, things and time just keep getting faster and faster. My year of being 18 was probably the most memorable ones in my life, from getting drunk in Liverpool on the night of my birthday, to travelling 7 countries in under a month, to my 19th birthday eve. Everything changed the year I was 18 and I’ve learnt a lot in that time. I only thought it was fitting to make a list of things I’ve learnt whilst being 18. Here’s to another year full of adventure and being alive…

  1. Sometimes things are going to seem a lot worse than they actually are.
  2. It’s possible that someone can you love you, despite your imperfections and flaws.
  3. You can never have enough black socks.
  4. You don’t need to please everyone, all of the time.
  5. Buying cheap makeup doesn’t mean you’re cheap, it just means your savvy as you don’t need to spend hundreds on it.
  6. Everything takes time, you wouldn’t appreciate it as much if everything was handed to you on a plate
  7. Having close family and friends is so important
  8. Travelling is one of the only things that cost money but makes you richer
  9. Memories are irreplaceable.
  10. There are always more places to explore and more people to meet.
  11. A smile can go a long way
  12. Jon Bellion is an amazing musician.
  13. Spending your life moaning about everything won’t get you anywhere. Do you want a change? You’ve got to go out and do it yourself.
  14. People do accept you for your flaws and imperfections, even if you’re not totally OK with them yourself.
  15. Money isn’t the most important thing in the whole world if you’re broke but you’re happy. Who cares?
  16. Budapest is probably one of the most beautiful places there is to see in Europe.
  17. There will always be people who say they’ll be there for you but aren’t. That’s OK though, you have your close friends and they definitely will.
  18. Life is too short to live in the past, you’ve got to keep running forward to reach your goal. You’ll never win the race looking at who’s behind you. Concentrate on you, yourself and not those who are around you.

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