Twenty Two 

Hello, it’s me. I’m back. I know it’s been 2 months and that is not acceptable. But I’m back and it’s birthday! Today I turn 22 (I don’t know about you but Mag is feeling twenty twoooo) so I thought I would share with you a few things I have learnt in my 22 years.

1. Its okay to (still) like Paramore, Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Bowling For Soup. I wish 11 year old me knew she didn’t have to pretend to like Chris Brown because everyone else did.

2. Exercise really can make you feel better. Even if it’s the last thing you want to do just do it, you will always feel better for it after. I mean unless you pull a muscle or something you’ll never regret doing a workout.

3. The same goes for eating healthily. Eating your greens may not be as tasty as eating biscuits but you will feel better for it. But don’t not eat the biscuits. Life is short, eat the biscuits just not the whole pack in one sitting.

4. Wear what you want! You don’t have to stick to whats fashionable at the moment. Wear whatever you want.

5. Stop trying to please everyone. There is literally no point. No point.

6. Work hard at school but don’t forget to also have fun because being a teenager and seeing your friends everyday really is the best.

7. Break in your graduation shoes before graduation. I learnt this the hard way. My shoes crippled me and I had cling on to my mum to walk back to our car after as my feet were not functioning anymore.

8. Do what YOU want to do. Don’t want to go on that night out? Don’t go. Don’t want to go to university? Don’t go. Want to go travelling? Go. Do what you want to do. You only get one life, there’s no point in doing what others say you should. Make sure you are doing what you want and what makes you happy. If the people in your life don’t like it then they aren’t worth it.

9. Do not use a foundation that is too dark for you! If you want a more bronzed look then use a bronzer after. The clue is in the name.

10. Crying at a Taylor Swift concert doesn’t make you lame. Nor does crying at a My Chemical Romance one (yes I did both of these and what?)

11. Sometimes people are poo and sometimes you’ll be a poo person but remember nobody’s perfect.

12. Listen to your mum, she’s (annoyingly) usually right. Just think in the future when you have your own children you’ll get to be the one who is (annoyingly) usually right.

So there’s a few things I have learnt in my 22 years. I am excited to see what being 22 has in store.

Laura x

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