Turning 18+18 Things I’ve Learnt

Life definitely never follow’s a plan, which can be exciting, but it’s also TERRIFYING. It’s my birthday and even though I’m only turning 18 I already have lots of regrets and as I grow up I will continue to make mistakes. I have three older sibling and watching them and the mistakes they made I was able to avoid making some of the same mistakes, instead I just made my own; still sharing what you’ve learnt can help someone else, I know a lot of people helped me. Here are 18 things I have learnt

  1. Making mistakes is apart of life so don’t be so scared of them(I am a perfectionist and whenever I mess something up or struggle I get so frustrated and upset. One of my biggest things is not doing something because I’m scared of failing, but if you don’t fail you won’t grow.)
  2. Don’t keep everything inside
  3. It’s ok to try lots of different things, but if you find something that you love to do, hold onto it
  4. Don’t think so much about the future that you miss the present
  5. Life isn’t as colorful without dreams
  6. Nothing in life is perfect, but it’s the imperfections that make it real
  7. If your not happy with your present, work to make your future better
  8. It’s amazing how much the little things mean
  9. While it’s good to be realistic, if you have a dream you should try to follow it; even if it seems impossible. If you don’t you’ll always wonder what if
  10. Being scared is perfectly normal, but don’t let fear rule your life and stop you from doing things(unless it’s something really dangerous)
  11. Go for it! You have this life so try to live it as best you can and have fun
  12. Smile:) In life their is so much bad, so in those good moments just focus on what’s happening, not on all the other stuff
  13. It’s ok to ask for help
  14. Most things in life are going to be a lot of work, but most of the time it’s worth it, especially if it’s something or someone that you love.
  15. Everyone is different and you have to figure out what’s right for you in life
  16. AlWAYS make time for the ones you love, because you never know how much time you have with them
  17. Sometimes it’s better to regret something you did rather then something you didn’t do
  18. Being surrounded by friends and family who love you can make the hard times a little bit easier


I’m 18! I’m honestly completely terrified, but their are some perks like: I can sky dive, get a tattoo, live on my own, I can legally drink in some countries(mostly excited because I can go dancing in clubs). On the downside Turning 18 comes with a lot of responsibility, I’m not a kid anymore, of course I still have a lot of growing up to do. A lot of my friends and people I know can’t wait to grow up, but ever since I was a kid I wanted to stay young. I would look at the adults around me and they always seemed stressed or upset, while the kids were usually running around and laughing; I know some adults are quite happy, but their is no denying that as you grow up life tends to get harder. Of course everyone has to grow up at some point, we can’t be Peter Pan, besides because Peter never grew up, he never got to experience some of the best things in life. In any case no matter how scared I am, I’m now an adult, and I’m excited to see what the next chapter in my life will be like. fullsizeoutput_1d8


Hopefully you took something useful away from my rambling





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