18 Things I've Learnt Over 18 Years

Sunday, 18 September 2016



I turned 18 yesterday. I've seen this type of post/video done a lot and have loved the idea of it, so heres 18 things I've learnt over 18 years...

001. Don't pretend to be someone you're not
Theres no point pretending to be someone you're not, you feel so much better being your true self.

002. Family is everything
Your family are always going to be there for you to help and support you.

003. Your makeup collection is just as valid as someones stamp collection
Pretty self explanatory really. Collecting makeup isn't something to be ashamed of.

004. Its okay to be anxious, its part of who you are
Anxiety doesn't just disappear overnight. Its going to be with you for the rest of your life, but thats okay you can manage it.

005. Summer is probably always going to be your favourite season
Its amazing what a little bit of sunshine can do to your mood.

006. Spending time with people you love is good for your soul
Nothing will feel as good as spending time with people closest to you, you will cherish it for a long time.

007. You will experience things at your own pace
Don't worry about being 'left behind'. You will experience everything at your own pace and thats perfectly fine, and will probably be better in the long run.

008. Remember to read a little more
Reading is so important. Its great to escape in a book every once in a while.

009. Its okay to be nostalgic, but don't dwell 
Remembering the good times is always fun, but don't dwell on the fact they're over. They were good, but they're gone. You will make new memories just as good or better.

010. Photography has always been a love of yours
You've always loved photography ever since you were little and it doesn't look like the passion is going anywhere anytime soon.

011. Appreciate the outdoors more, its beautiful
Remember to go outside and explore a bit more. Its good for your mind and you always enjoy it once you're out there.

012. Living in your own little world isn't always a bad thing
Self explanatory again, but living in your own world doesn't make you weird haha.

013. Music will always improve your mood
Music will always be there to comfort you no matter what.

014. You have a shopping addiction
You will always just want stuff. Doesn't matter what it is, you have to have it.

015. Put your happiness first
Your happiness takes priority over everything, at the end of the day you are stuck with you for the rest of your life so you have to make sure you're feeling as good as possible.

016. Give yourself more credit
You have done some really great things and you still put yourself down. Give yourself more credit, because you've got this and you can do these things.

017. You don't really like cake but cookies and brownies are your thang
You've realised after 17 years you don't really like cake all that much. However you'd do anything for a cookie or a brownie.

018. Time heals so much
My most important point. After struggling a lot last year, you have now realised what time can do. When you feel like something will never end, trust me it will. Everything is temporary and the pain will fade and you will feel better even if it isn't 100%. Always remember that.

What things have you learnt over the years?

- Lucy

44 comments

  1. Love this post! I always have to remind myself that it's totally okay to live in your own little world sometimes!
    Jen | Giveaway | Velvet Spring

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    1. Thank you - definitely nothing wrong with living in your own little world!

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  2. Loved this post! I learnt some of the sae lessons especially to be yourself and music is the best!
    Sarah x
    http://www.saraheliza.co.uk

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    1. Thank you - those two points are so important aren't they?!

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  3. This is such a lovely post! I have learnt so many things in my 23 years on the world! Be 100% you is one of them!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    1. Thank you - just gotta stay true to yourself!

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  4. This is such a lovely little list and great life lessons learnt! I always feel like I need to justify my makeup collection to others!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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    1. Thank you - definitely don't need to justify it to anyone!

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  5. This is such a lovely post, it really brightened my day! Number 18 is definitely my favourite, it's so true and something I often have to remind myself! x

    ellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

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    1. Thank you - 18 is my absolute favourite point as well!

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  6. Such a great post, I'm with you on the cake thing haha, much prefer any other sort of sweet! These are some great life lessons too :)

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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    1. Thank you - I'm much more of a brownie/cookie girl!

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  7. The last one is so important! I really did love this post x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  8. such a lovely post. family is everything. i'm so grateful to be surrounded by people who always support me.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you - me too, they are so important!

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  9. Ahhh happy birthday! :D

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Happy Birthday for yesterday! Such a lovely post with so many important lessons I think we sometimes can forget, so it's nice to be reminded of them.

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  11. Lovely post!!! And happy bday :)

    http://www.fashioninspiresyou.com

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  12. First two are so important! I love reading and writing posts like this, and I feel you with the shopping addiction!

    Josie

    JosieVictoriaa

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  13. Happy birthday! Gosh I've learnt way too much, but the main thing is that my mum was always right. Even when I thought she was being well annoying, she was right haha x

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    1. Thank you - oh for sure, thats a very good point actually haha!

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  14. Such a great post! For me learning how to be yourself and learning to give myself some more credit is really important! :) x

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    1. Thank you - definitely always room to give yourself a bit more credit!

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  15. I love this post. Especially the point about the makeup collection, people think I'm mad for collecting it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you - you're definitely not mad, I promise haha!

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  16. Lovely post Lucy and happy belated birthday! Really great reflections, I wish I had been so pensive at 18!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you Sally - I'm sure I've got much more to come and I'll look back on this one day a probably laugh but still haha!

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  17. Love love this. Such an amazing post. Just reading through your list made me grin. So cute!

    Love, Kerstin
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  18. Happy (late) Birthday !! <3
    Love your blog <3

    have you seen my recent post yet about the Dior event ?
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  19. What a beautiful post, Lucy, and happy belated birthday.

    "It's okay to be nostalgic, but don't dwell." This one hit me hard just because I'm an incessant dweller, always wishing for the past and yearning for the past.

    Learning to put my happiness first and letting time heal me are two things I have not fully grasped yet, but am learning to at this moment. I absolutely loved this!

    Cheers to another year! x

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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    1. Thank you - me too, I constantly think about the past honestly but I'm learning not to dwell too much!

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  20. I always love reading posts like this! Really great read x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

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  21. I love this post Lucy! It was such a great read and I totally agree with every single one of yours points. They're extremely mature for an 18 year old, as I'm 21 and I still wouldn't have even thought of some of these great things you have mentioned xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Char - I guess I'm still learning as I go haha, but I might look back on these and laugh one day who knows!

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  22. This is such a lovely post, thank you for sharing!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  23. Seen so many of these post's lately & I think there a lovely way to recap! Hope you had a fabulous birthday!

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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