20 Things I learnt before I turned 20

Hey Everyone,

As My 20th birthday is just around the corner (when did I get this old??) I thought I would share some of the things I’ve learnt in 20 years that I live by.

  1. You are important
  2. It’s not cool to follow the crowd. Make your own path.
  3. Do what makes you happy
  4. Take risks and push boundaries, life is too short not to.
  5. People’s perceptions of you do not define you as a person.
  6. You may think you’ve found ‘friends for life’ but most of them just come and go. The ones that do stick around are all you need.
  7. Following on from point 6, Hard times really do show you who your true friends are, pay attention to this.
  8. It’s ok to be selfish sometimes. You need to know when to put yourself first.
  9. It is ALWAYS ok to ask for help.
  10. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Even when the journey has been a long and tough one you will come out the other side.
  11. School and exams are not the be all and end all. The results you get do not have control over you and the future you want.
  12. Don’t compare yourself or your life to others. Everyone’s story is different.
  13. If someone only brings negativity and unhappiness into your life, get rid of them. This is one of the times you need to be selfish and think about whats best for you.
  14. I’m never going to be a petite size 8 and you know what, I’m fine with that. My body has curves and I’m learning to love them.
  15. Home isn’t one place, it is a feeling.
  16. Growing up isn’t as exciting as it seems when you’re younger. Sure it’s fun and brings lots of freedom but with that comes a lot more responsibility, don’t wish the years away!
  17. No goal is too big. Reach for the stars! (I hope you’re all now singing SClub 7 like I am.)
  18. Cliche but hard work does pay off eventually. You won’t gain what you want without working for it.
  19. We are all worthy of love.
  20. Appreciate every little moment and cherish the memories. One day you will be glad you did.


Meg xx


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56 thoughts on “20 Things I learnt before I turned 20

  1. Girl if you’re old then I’m ancient (I’m 21). Twenty isn’t old!! But regardless you have some great lessons learned, especially #14. Hold onto that love for yourself because it seems like there are a lot of external things that exist in the world that try to tell us we shouldn’t.

    I enjoyed your post!

    – Shannon | http://www.goingwithhappy.com

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  2. This is a great list! I think it is important for people to know it’s okay to be selfish sometimes, number 13 is also a great point, I hope you have a great birthday! xx


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  3. These are some things that you’ve shared, I definetely agree with most of these points! I totally agree with number one x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  4. Love this post! Especially love the point you make that everyone’s path is different. I struggle with comparisons all the time!
    xx Jocelyn // lifeinaleotard.com

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  5. Love this post! I can relate to so many of these, and yes I did sing S Club7 when reading no.17!!
    Jo xx | mindfuladventures.co.uk


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