Social commentary and think pieces

04 May 2018

14 things I've learnt in 14 years...

Yesterday I completed my 14th year of life. Apart from eating a whole lot of cake and belting out the words to every single Meghan Trainor song you could think of, I did have one of those moments that reoccurs every year where you have a think about a) the fact that your getting older and it's a lil bit scary and b) how much you've learnt in all your life so far.

1. You are your main priority
2. Sometimes you've just gotta step out of your comfort zone
3. Dwelling over mistakes is never productive, you've just got to take it as a learning curve.

4. Nothing will ever lift my mood like a steamy hot bath and 'the fringe of it' podcast does.
5. Always go above and beyond to make sure someone else happy
6. But, make sure that it's not too exhausting for you at the same time

7. Being yourself is the best thing you can be.
8. If you're happy then who gives a fuck what anyone else thinks?
9. It's gonna take a lot of work to get to where you would ideally like to be, but it's worth it.
10. Just say yes to the invitations you get. You might not feel like it but I promise you'll enjoy it.

11. Whatever you're worrying about probably isn't as bad as you think it'll be.
12. Keep a diary. It's therapeutic and nice to look back on.
13. Wear what you want to wear, not what everyone else is wearing.
14. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.




  1. I am shocked that you're 14...whaaa.
    After first shock I wan to wish you Happy Birthday. I really enjoy reading your blog and I hope you'll keep great work. From what I can say by redaing your posts you're really wise and mature person already.

    1. Aw thanks lovely! That's so kind of you! I'm so glad I've let it be known that I'm fourteen because before I was so worried that if people knew my age then they wouldn't take me seriously or just wouldn't want to read this. Thank you x

  2. Such a great list, can't believe your only 14! Great post
    P xxx

  3. It's so great to see another 14 year old blogger here! These are great life lessons and I wish more people would follow them. One that particularly stood out to me was the one where you said, "your mental health is just as important as your physical health." Being part of a mental health club at my school, I understand the importance of taking care of every aspect of our bodies. I really hope that one day in the future, the stigma around it will lower! I hope you had a great birthday dear :D

    1. Oh my god... me too! my form teacher tried to put me into a group for shyer people! I'm so glad you liked the post! Xx

  4. happy 14th birthday! best wishes to you x

  5. You look fabulous babe! I am loving your beret.

    Shang J. | Beauterazzi

  6. OMG ! Can't believe how young you are ! Well done hun your blog looks fabolous x

  7. hi
    i absoloutely LOVE your blog!
    ive just found it today and i am hooked!
    i am also a 14 year old blogger
    but just started my blog yesterday!
    please could you go and have a read of it and maybe even leave a comment!
    here is the link for anyone who is interested

    many thanks!
    p.s your tips are so good
    i agree with every single one
    and i love podcasts too!

  8. you're welcome
    p.s sorry to bring school into this but i was just wondering what subjects you chose for your GCSE'S
    just something to talk about with you!

    1. I put media studies first then Art and History. What about you? X

    2. I took geography, French and separate science.

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