26 things for 26 years

I’ve had tons to reflect on in 2016, being the year of the realisation as one of the Kardashian’s put it. So to commemorate my recent ascend to the 27 Club, I’ve decided to list some of the things I have learnt in my 26 years of life.

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  1. Work hard but smart.
  2. Stop giving a shit about wearing a bra. Eyes are on top. Panty lines can miss me.
  3. Work on health not skinny.
  4. Be honest, even more so.
  5. Don’t settle for less. Be it in friendship,work or relationship.
  6. Dealing with flaws, my own and those I love.
  7. Life is too short to complete a book you do not enjoy.
  8. Planning my wedding has made me realise I don’t need to do anything I am not comfortable with.
  9. Fuck your beauty standards. Can we phase out fashion mags?
  10. Allow yourself to be taken care of.
  11. Trust fully.
  12. Travel until every destination becomes a memory.
  13. Take a chance.
  14. Celebrate moments.
  15. Keep on keeping that friendship circle small.
  16. It’s okay to have an opinion.
  17. Choose your fights.
  18. Be quirky, it’s okay.
  19. Write honestly.
  20. Be more social, less on social media.
  21. Be less apologetic.
  22. Own it, own everything about you. Embrace every curve, every freckle, every little bit of you.
  23. Love with abandon.
  24. Always bet on yourself.
  25. Don’t stand by as a social injustice occurs.
  26. Lastly, find something good in every scenario or person.

Think about some things you’ve learnt and share. Have a wonderful last few days of 2016 and let’s make 2017 brilliant!

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