What better way to kick off my birthday month content than with a 26 things I’ve learnt in 26 years right? I can’t believe that in just a couple of weeks I will turn 27. I still remember the day I turned 18 like it was yesterday. Since then, time has just flown by and I didn’t think much had happened. On reflection, my life has changed completely and I can now see that I’m a very different person now. There isn’t anything wrong with that though because we are constantly changing and evolving from our experiences.
I always thought that by now I would married with kids, whilst still trying to juggle working. I thought I would be still working with the same company, whilst maybe still going to the occasional airshow too. In reality, I decided it was time to move on from the company I was working for and have since had a couple of jobs. Marriage and kids I don’t quite feel ready for and that is ok by me. As for airshows, (pre-covid) I’m attending so many more and have launched Kelly Aviation, sharing photos and videos that I take. I’ve made so many great friends too and love all meeting up and enjoying our love of aviation together.
In that time, I can safely say I have learnt a lot. Both about myself and the world I live in. Here is 26 things I’ve learnt in 26 years:
- People change and sometimes you will loose friendships which can be sad. People grow apart and friendships may have run their course
- Saying no to things you don’t want to do doesn’t make you a selfish person
- Drinking too much on a night out does nothing for your skin or your health. Your weekend will pass in a hangover blur too
- Not everyone will like you but that is normal
- My parents are amazing and have sacrificed so much to allow me to have the childhood I did
- Loosing family can be hard but can also be a happy release when they have suffered illness for so long.
- Never talk to friends and family about politics. It will just cause unnecessary arguments
- Money doesn’t buy you happiness. In fact a lot of the best things are free
- Going for a walk can do wonders for your mood
- Perfection is a lie. Nobody is perfect and to try to be so, will just set you up for failure and burnout
- Kindness is the best trait you can have
- You don’t have to watch the news every day. It can be negative and draining. You will find out about important things soon enough
- Just because you have money, it doesn’t mean you need to spend it.
- The UK has some beautiful locations and you don’t always need to travel far to find them
- Its good to prefer experiences over materialistic gifts. Likewise, asking for money towards something you’d really like to do is a great gift idea
- Be grateful for the things that you have and not sad for the things you don’t
- Move on from mistakes. Reflect on them and learn from them, but never dwell on them
- Surround yourself with people who uplift you
- Dementia is a horrible disease and can be a harrowing journey. But you will also get moments of unexpected laughter & cherished memories
- Doctors are good at what they do but they aren’t perfect. If you know something is wrong, speak up and push for answers
- You don’t have to be skinny to be healthy
- Always trust your gut
- Blogging is so much more than just writing a post and hitting publish
- Its good to push boundaries and move outside your comfort zone every now and again
- Recognising and asking for help is a strength not a weakness
- Cuddles with pets make everything better
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. What is one thing you would add to this list?
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