What People Forget to Tell You About Growing Up

Growing up and becoming an ‘adult’ is something that all of us have to do – unfortunately. However, there are many things that are completely unexpected that I think we should be told about!

No one cares about your GCSEs. Not university. Not potential employers. Not even distant family members – because they only care about if you’ve got yourself a full time job yet.

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Being an adult is expensive – rent, bills, car (insurance, tax). A yacht. Ok, not the yacht, that’s just wishful thinking. But seriously, why is it so expensive just to live like a normal person? All I want is to be able to move out and have my own space, but you have to have money to do that..

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Which brings me to my next point – forget buying treats for yourself. You’re lucky if you have any money left at the end of the month. I have become the definition of ‘too much month left at then end of my money’. It’s quite sad.. I’m quite sad..

Everyone expects you to have a plan. And I’m on about a long term one.. I mean, you’re gonna be lucky if I have plans for the day, never mind five years. So, sorry Phillis, but no, I don’t have any plans to get married anytime soon.

Because everyone expects you to settle down, get married, and have kids. Like I said, I can’t even afford myself, soo.. I’d rather not do that, tysm.

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I’m not trying to be negative at all here, but let’s be real, being an adult isn’t all you think it is when you’re 7. It does have some perks (mainly alcohol HA) but give me back the simple life any day – especially if it means not hearing the words ‘unsuccessful’ and ‘experience’ in the same sentence ever again.

I hope you enjoyed this post, even though I did have a rant, it’s just a bit of fun! Please comment if you have something to add to the list because I love hearing your thoughts 🙂

 

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom

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Hi! So I know I’m seriously slacking with blogging at the moment.. But I don’t think I was prepared for the amount of work I have to do for my Masters (Uh-oh). I’m getting there though. I thought I’d make this a more motivational post as that’s something I’m in need of right now. Here’s what I try and stick by in life:

1. Do not forget your roots.

2. If you’re nice to people, doors will open!

3. Have a dream – if you don’t have a goal, you’ll be wandering through life aimlessly.

4. Never moan or complain (if you can help it).

5.Don’t take life too seriously.

6. Do everything by the book – you must pay your own way in life.

7. If you make mistakes, try and look forward – it doesn’t do you well to dwell on the past.

8. Excellent manners don’t cost a damn thing!

9. Never compromise your family life to achieve your dream – family means everything (blood & extended).

10. Go out and do your best – that’s all you can do.

I know this was short and sweet, but sometimes we just need a positive reminder to give us a boost in the right direction. Let me know in the comments of any little sayings or anecdotes you like to live by!

And I promise (to you and myself) I will get back on top of my blogging game!