I was tagged by my blogger friend Hannah from JNSQ blog to do this 12 lessons in 12 months. I first thought… Who is going to read this? Because really, who cares about a stranger’s life on the internet, right? Well, apparently a lot of you do, and apparently, a lot of you still don’t know me very well…
So here’s a good start. I tried to keep this post fairly positive because I ain’t getting anyone down today. Here are the 12 lessons that I learned in 2018, all with something you probably didn’t know about me!
January – It’s never too late to pick up a hobby.
At the beginning of the year, I started doing makeup for the first time. By makeup, I mean eyeshadow, and by the first time, I mean actually doing it properly. I’m still not the best… But you can definitely see the progress here…
February – Community is important
I got to see one of my favourite bands (Architects) live and it made my whole life. I realised (again) how important to me it was to be surrounded by my kind of people.
March – My birthday will NOT suck from now on
I have never been a fan of my birthday. And I hope someday, someone will make me feel excited about it. But for now, I learned that next year I’ll make my own fun ❤️ (slight shade at ex-boyfriend).
April – You can fall in love with anyone at any time
On the 31st of March my friend (who was also my flatmate) invited me to her work drinks. What came from that was me falling head over heels with a guy. After 4 years with my ex-boyfriend, I couldn’t ignore it and I broke it off with him. Wild.
May – Plan for your dissertation
Dissertation topics are important. I decided I wanted to do a dissertation only once I got back to university – a bit too late, yet somehow I was still allowed to do it… My topic was decided at the last minute and it was stressful work. Just plan it all in advanced if you can!
June – Your family are your friends
I’ve always struggled to have a good friendship with anyone in my family. I went on a holiday with them to Portugal, my first family holiday in probably nearly a decade. I found that getting over my anxiety of speaking to them was a lot easier this year with the help of certain situations, and now I couldn’t be more grateful.
Related: To those who struggle with family.
July – Dress shopping is a pain last minute
For some reasons, I decided to leave my graduation dress hunting until the last minute. Getting any dress for any occasion is a task you need to probably do 10 years in advanced. Well, I managed to actually get a dress. Oh, and I managed to graduate in it!
August – Post uni depression is a real thing.
This is a phenomenon that isn’t well known amongst people that aren’t former university students. But it’s real and it hits hard. I’m doing my own research on this subject since being struck by it quite badly.
September – Sales is the worst job you could ever do
I worked as a saleswoman for a month graduating university. And then got fired in September… I was miserable. It was the worst job I had ever done. It was my first 9-5 job and although it ruined my soul, I managed to learn a lot from it.
October – Dogs are our best friends
I had always known it. But this year I lost my best friend of 11 years. A little Westie named Ben. My heart still breaks not having him here. I never took him for granted, but after his death, I only started seeing everyone else’s relationships with their dogs. It’s a beautiful thing!
Related: The seventh ghost of Hogwarts
November – Blogging is a girl’s best friend…
Am I right?! I only started my blog in September, and the past 3 months have been nothing but support. A lesson I was more than happy to take in. Loving it. Killing it.
December – Don’t worry about titles
The guy I fell in love with back in April apparently didn’t want to make my life easy and just make me his girlfriend. I learned to be fine with it because I focused on myself and now I have nothing but love for myself (him too, but most importantly, me!) I will never worry about titles again knowing that I have a badass self to love and support (again, me).
Thank you to Hannah again for tagging me in this post that I’m sure maybe only 4 people will read… I would like to tag: