Friday, 10 June 2016


As I lay here in bed at 3am attempting to sleep with the most messed up body clock in the world (cheers Marbs) I thought I would share some things I have learnt in my life so far. So if you're like me, nearing my quarter-life crisis and starting to question my choices so far, be reassured that we're in this together! It's OK to make mistakes and for life not to run as smoothly as you would like. Cos in all honesty, where's the fun in that?! Here are some valuable/tragic things I have learnt so far..

Me handling life

  I do NOT suit facial piercings of any kind. Bit of back story- I got my CHIN pierced when I was in my first year of uni. WHY?!?! You fucking tell me. I think I was going through that ‘I’m an adult now, I can do whatever I want’ phase. Kind of annoyed that my friends blatantly lied to my face and told me I looked EdGy &&. KEWL when in actual fact I looked like a vicious lesbian and needed to remove it from my face immediately. I also got my nose pierced in LA then took it out the following day on the flight home because it was hurting. LOL.

Couldn't bring myself to upload a full facial- yes, it really is THAT bad.

Experiences are more valuable than material things. This doesn’t mean I don’t love my Louis V or a good pair of Loubs, but let me explain. Although I would change my uni life for the world, there are a few things I wish I had maybe done differently. For example, I could have reigned in my party lifestyle (going out 4/5 nights a week) and used the money towards mini European city breaks. I’m now 24 and I haven’t visited NEARLY as many places as I would have liked to. But I guess the best place to start is now!

Bitches in Berlin
65 layers of fake tan is not attractive. See Exhibit A. *shudders*

Exhibit A. Fake tan ft. Tanning Injections (HUGE no-no)

 A break-up is not the end of the world. (well, it is for a bit.) My break-up was definitely the lowest part of my entire life so far, and I’m STILL coping with it. I didn’t have that ‘crying into a tub of Ben and Jerrys every night whilst watching chick flicks’ moment, in fact, that sounds like a walk in the park compared to what I’ve been through! It’s not easy trying to move forward and start to find myself again, but I’m concentrating on the things I have got to be happy about! I have an amazing group of friends who make me laugh until I cry, a loving, supportive family and a job that I have worked hard for.
Vintage pic from 2k14

Taking out more than one student overdraft is not big or clever. Yep, I got 2 overdrafts out in my first year of uni. One was £1,400, the other was £2,000. I’ve managed to pay one of them off but the other I kind of just ignored it, hoping it would go away. Until I got a call recently from the bank in question saying that I was getting slapped with a hefty £75 charge for not making regular repayments. After a pathetic sob story and some crocodile tears, (drama school paid off!) I managed to wangle my way out of the charge- but the hefty overdraft still stands. UGH. That’s one more direct debit to add to the list….And my spending still doesn't seem to be curbing...

SO there we have it. Jesus Christ I feel like I'm writing myself some notes before I appear on 'Life Stories with Piers Morgan'! But for me, when something is bothering me, stressing me out or just generally playing on my mind, I feel so much better when I write it down. So yeah- I'm definitely still spending like there's no tomorrow, caning the sunbeds (at least I don't smell of biscuit-y tan though) and being an absolute liability wherever I go, and in time I'll settle down. But for now I will just focus on being 24 AND DEALING WITH IT.

Whatever that means.

1 comment:

  1. The fake tan made me laugh so much haha! We've all been there :D I just don't bother anymore as it's so much hassle than it's worth xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie