20 (Wonderful) Things I Learnt Before I'm Twenty


Growing and learning...

Flippity flip! I'm turning twenty Monday... Seeing as today is my birthday eve eve and because I'm working tomorrow, I hope I'm doing something nice with the family. BUT hurrah I'm off the whole of next week and I'm ready to relax and spoil myself rotten. i.e. spend a bit too much money on myself.

Last year I did a post about how to have an amazing birthday, but seeing as this year is the big two oh, I had to write something more special. I mean, you're not twenty every day? Eh? Right? So here's a list of 20 things I learnt before I'm 20... (PS. I'm still a teenager because I'm twenTEEN!)

001: Never eat a whole tub of Ben and Jerry's in one go. You WILL regret it!

002: It's not fun trying to be someone you're not - the most fun is being you.

003: Wearing crazy coloured lipstick is a revolution! Yes to purple and black lips!

004: Friends come and go, but you can count your true ones on one hand...

005: Down days can happen, just take time to self care, relax and know by tomorrow you'll feel better.

006: The best music genres are of course rock and alternative - you can never get over classics from the likes of The Killers... *I'm Mr. Brriiigggghhhttsssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide!*

007: Forget what people say about ham and pineapple on pizza, you do you and enjoy it...

008: VSCOCam filters are the best things to exist and give life to your Instagram theme ayyy.

009: The only brand that can give me true happiness is Lush and their products are a revelation to my skincare and bath time routines. Like where would I be without them? Not at The Body Shop that's for sure.

010: Finding your path in life takes time, don't panic and think about where your passions lie...

011: Blogging is the best hobby ever and there's an amazing community surrounding it!

012: The obsession is real when it comes to The 1975, 30 Seconds to Mars and Marina and the Diamonds!

013: Even if the company is a bit problematic at times, YouTube is pretty rad and there are so many amazing people to watch who can brighten your day. #ImZoellaTrash.

014: The best years were obviously the primary school days, but now is pretty good also.

015: Working in retail is just as valuable as studying, you learn so many life skills it's unreal!

016: Do you really need that jumper or would you rather go to Lazy Oaf? LO? Good choice.

017: Getting the tube to work is actually pretty fun and the Bakerloo line is the best line of all... (Am I really weird guys?)

018: My generation had the best CBBC programmes and nothing beats the old school Blue Peter. Especially when they had legit sofas and pets - also do you remember when Busted performed on there??

019: Concerts are the literally the best events ever and even though PCS (post concert sadness) hits really hard, I'd be so ready to go to more!

020: The best years aren't over, they're still yet to come... I mean I haven't even had a boyfriend yet!

What have you guys learnt so far in your life?


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  1. Such a cute post! I enjoyed reading this and I will say I enjoy pineapple on my pizza too. It's such a love/hate thing Hehe! x


    1. Haha thank you so much! Welcome to the pineapple pizza club! :)

  2. I would love to have a job in London and be able to get the tube to work every day haha.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

    1. Aww it's so much fun even if it can be a pain with the delays at times :P

  3. I hope you have a fabulous pre birthday weekend Fran - you're so right, mr brightside is the BEST haha!

    Lucy | Forever September


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