24 things I’ve learnt at 24.

I thought this post would be a piece of cake, but it actually took me some time to think about the things that I’ve learnt in life so far. 24 may not sound old but that’s still a fair bit of living I’ve got down and I wanted to share some pearls of wisdom that have helped me thus far.

  1. Be authentic. Don’t be a sheep and do what everyone else is doing because in the long run, it’s not going to make you happy. Just listen to yourself and follow your own journey.
  2. Not everything will turn out exactly how you want/planned. This does not mean you should be disappointed though, you never know what’s around the corner.
  3. Stay positive. This is the one thing that will change your life, satisfaction guaranteed.
  4. Remember that nothing is for free but that hard work always pays off.
  5. Wear things that make you feel good and get rid of things that don’t. Holding on to tiny clothes that don’t fit your fabulous body will only make you feel bad and no one should feel like that.
  6. Let go. Enjoy yourself and stop worrying, life is good and it’s to be enjoyed!
  7. Eat the damn cake! There is always time to indulge and cake will always be one of those times.
  8. Follow your instinct and don’t always take the sensible option. I’ve quit my job, worn ridiculous clothes, said wild things and followed my heart. Hasn’t failed me yet.
  9. Don’t take any bullshit. Ever. Rude, bitchy, negative people are exactly who you need to avoid and ignore. Like bye Felicia.
  11. If you didn’t get the last reference and you haven’t watch Ru Paul’s Drag Race yet, then your not living life right.
  12. Make an effort for the people that you love. It’s easy to take people for granted, or to fall out of touch but if people mean a lot to you, you should show them. My family is really important to me and the older I get the more I realise that it’s me who needs to be making an effort and planning stuff with them.
  13. Work hard, play hard. Life is a balance, it’s a little bit of everything that makes it exciting.
  14. Treat yourself. When you’ve worked hard, achieved big things or just really need some chocolate.
  15. Ask for help. You’d be surprised how lovely, generous and talented other people can be with their time.
  16. SAY YES. Don’t waste opportunities and take every challenge, it makes you grow and it opens doors.
  17. Think about what you want. I follow the secret, which I’m not pushing on you here, but visualising your goals and knowing where you want to be gives purpose to what your doing.
  18. Fall in love. It’s actually really fun and it’s good for your soul.
  19. Look after your feet. I’ve already failed at this which is why I now realise how important it is, the ghost of bunions future will thank ya.
  20. Invest in good clothes and look after them. A wardrobe full of quick fixes will only last you one season and maybe even one wash. Investing in good, classic pieces means you’ll always have something to wear.
  21. Be generous. With your time, love, advice, friendship and food.
  22. Never give up. Never, ever, ever. If you have a dream, you freakin’ get up and you get it.
  23. Have fun! Everyday.
  24. Always remember that it doesn’t matter what other people think about you. It’s what you think about you that counts.

I hope you enjoyed reading these and as always, if there is anything you’d like to share leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts x


Lets talk Rejection


The world isn’t going to end just because of a little rejection. Trust me, if it was I wouldn’t be writing this right now. I’ve lost count of all the things I’ve applied for and heard nothing back or received a copy paste email with my name spelt wrong. It’s annoying, it’s discouraging and lets face it sometimes we think what’s the point anymore? 

The only thing getting me through is just reworking my approach and getting myself back out there, it’s really not worth dwelling on opportunities that weren’t meant to be. I think it’s important to just keep telling yourself it wasn’t the right fit (you didn’t need that big old pay check!) and that maybe it just wasn’t a suitable place for you. Just because one person/company rejects you doesn’t mean the whole World is going to (unless you wear crocs, in which case you bought that on yourself).

I think a true sign that you really want to pursue your passions is that even after a hail storm of rejection you still get it together, get a new plan and reapply. If it was easy it wouldn’t be worth it and in the long run when something good comes you’ll know you truly deserve it. What does it matter if it takes 1 year or 30 years to get where you want to be? It’ll be worth it when you do and so much more fun than giving up.

Rejection is really about learning lessons, what did you do that you could have done better? Take it as a blessing and a gift that you can become more self aware, knowledge is power and the more you know the more opportunities that will come your way. We’ve all seen the cliche tv interviews of how people struggled before they made it but it’s damn true. So don’t quit now, get off the sofa, stop reading my blog and get things done. Ain’t no time like RIGHT NOW.