17 Things I’ve Learnt In 17 Years

  1. Not everyone has the same heart as you. Therefore never expect people to act and treat you the same way as you would towards them.
  2. Get ahead. Whether this is of school/college work or basic organisation, once you’re ahead and keep ahead, you’ll fail to fall behind and leave you a lot more time to relax.
  3. Not everyone is going to like you even if you like them, however don’t let what these people say effect your life as they don’t have your best interest at heart even if you care about their opinion.
  4. Surround yourself with the bestest people you can and don’t waste your time on people who don’t put in the same effort as you do.
  5. You can never take too many photos. One day you’ll think of a certain event and want to reminisce on that occasion.
  6. Have your own voice, speak up for yourself when it’s needed and speak up for others when they’re in need. I cannot express how much I wish I would have done this in my time during school.
  7. You can be confident in¬†yourself without being ‘cocky’ or ‘vain’. There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving yourself.
  8. You’re going to have arguments, you’re going to regret things that you say. However own up when it’s a fault of your own and don’t feel the need to be sorry when it’s not.
  9. As cheesy as it sounds, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. From experience I give you my word. It may take days, weeks, months or even years but things do get better.
  10. There are over 7.4 billion people in the world, there is always going to be someone slimmer, prettier or more talented then you.¬†You’ll always want what you can’t have.
  11. Nowhere and nothing is more comforting than your own bed when you’re feeling sad.
  12. Find something that you’re passionate about, whether it’s music, a TV show or a hobby.
  13. You can never have too many items of black clothing. It literally goes with anything and everything.
  14. Reading is an amazing thing. You’ll be surprised how fast time goes when you get your head buried into a good book.
  15. Travelling to different cities or countries is a beautiful eye opener and great for the mind.
  16. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. If you don’t like something, don’t pretend to like it. You should never have to change to impress someone.
  17. Do what makes you happy.