This year I spent my 24th birthday in isolation, a very weird one for sure. But despite the odd times we are living through, I couldn’t be more thankful for health and happiness. My heart is so very full with the love received on my special day! I am oh so grateful for technology + video calls to allow me to celebrate my birthday with friends and family all over the world, it was one big online party all day. My ride or die girlfriends who will drink wine with me no matter what the time difference and have the ability to make me laugh to tears a million miles away. And to my hunky man-friend, roomie and best mate Mr. Budd for making me a feel a million bucks not just yesterday, but every day of the year.
I wanted to share with you 24 things I have learnt flying head first into 24 years of age.
When you see an opportunity for an act of service, do it.
Tell the ones you love you love them, all the time and way too often.
Do not settle in shitty love or friendships. A good person will never let you feel less then.
It’s okay to say no to things you don’t want to do.
Count to 10 before you react.
Make the bed as soon as you get up in the morning.
Drink water (duh, but lots of it).
Don’t forget a good skin routine.
Spend less money on material things and more on experiences and investments in your future self.
Your body is incredible, squishy, soft + sexy.
Never go to bed angry or upset.
Nourish your friendships and relationships.
Parents are freakin’ awesome.
Read more books. About anything and everything. Feed your mind.
Always have your toe nails painted a happy + bright colour.
Support small businesses.
Wear sunscreen + look after the body you’re in.
Eat that doughnut.
It’s okay to not be okay all the time.
Few things in life as joyous as Chick-Fil-A and a good dipping sauce.
You do not need anyone else to make you happy.
Have faith and patience.
It will be okay, everything can be figured out.
As we head into another week of isolation, the good news here is that Italy’s numbers are are starting to slow down. And for those reading in other countries, please stay home. You can make a difference.