Facts of Life I Wish I’d Learnt Sooner!

After reading this post from Alisha, one of my favourite bloggers and all round fantastic person, it got me thinking about the things I’ve learnt in life so far, that would have been useful a lot sooner! Of course I’m only 23, so this isn’t going to be life changing wisdom for everyone, but it’s a good reminder for myself, and maybe it’ll help someone else figure something out a bit sooner! Let’s get into it rather than rambling.

Every relationship, platonic or otherwise, takes work, you just have to figure out if the person is worth the effort.

Just do it now. The dishes, applying for that job, exercising, just do it now. If you leave it for later, later is always on it’s way, but never here.

Enjoying the same things as lots of other people doesn’t make you a ‘sheep’ or ‘follower’, it just means that thing is really good.

It’s better to have people think you’re weird, than to pretend to be something you’re not.

Most people don’t think about you, as much as you think about you. Or the same things.

Hard work doesn’t always pay off, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work hard.

Nothing is deserved, everything takes work and luck.

Education never ends, it just stops happening by force in a classroom.

You can choose to be happy, but you’re choosing to put in the work to get there, not to just suddenly be happy overnight.

Having low expectations, but high hopes, means you’re constantly pleasantly surprised.

There’s my little ‘facts of life’ I’ve learnt, mostly in the seven years since I moved out of my parents home, and in with Rich. It’s crazy looking back, I was 17 and Rich was 22 when we moved out, and I just have no idea how we managed honestly, we didn’t know anything! But we did it, and I don’t think I’ve ever been happier, and more content, than I am now (most of the time at least). If you have any life lessons or facts of life that have helped you, I’d love to hear them in the comments!

-Dana


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