I’m not a teenager anymore!!
I’m no longer a teenager anymore.
It’s weird to say. I think this is the only birthday since I was 16 where I officially, mentally and physically feel older than everyone. I feel just like all the 20-year-olds I had encountered as a teenager, thinking that they were always on the other side of a transparent wall I couldn’t get past. Now I’m on the other side of that wall and I can’t get back.
This year feels like the beginning of a new part of my life that I am so excited to take on!
The reason I didn’t post this yesterday was because my day was so packed full of everything I was just running off an absolute birthday high! I had uni classes in the morning, ice-skating with my boyfriend in the afternoon, then dinner with my family at night! I closed out my day with some taxation homework (it was not boring and really enjoyable); and finished my current favourite book of 2019, Fierce Fragile Hearts with a good midnight cry sesh as it ended.
It’s crazy. Instead of doing a, “20 things I learnt in 20 years” kind of post but I think I did one when I was 18 and really, all my tips would be super duper generic and everyone has already said that before. Instead, I will be giving you two of the most important pieces of life advice that can offer.
Yes, school is important. So is work. But regardless of deadlines and what other people want to tell you; YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT. If you are not happy doing what you want to do – whether it be reading a book, working at a job, or eating a certain meal – don’t do it. Make sure you have a plan, of course, but look after yourself, your mind, your body and your soul. YOU ARE IMPORTANT. PUT YOURSELF FIRST (where necessary).
ASK FOR HELP! I mean it. When you are stuck just ask for help. Chances are, whether you know it or not, there is someone who is willing to help you; maybe they even have the knowledge and/ or tools to assist you. If not, they may know someone who could. In today’s digital age, separation is smaller than 6 degrees and everyone is more connected than we think. THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU.
I hope these bits of advice help you in some way, or that you can take these with you on your own journey to adulthood; because you aren’t really an adult until you’re out of your teens. I don’t care what anyone else says.
With Love Bree xx
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