22 Things I Learnt at 22


Sooo I'm officially entering my 23rd year in 2 days time and I'm not quite sure how to feel about it. On the one hand I'm a little sad that I can't really sing 'I'm feeling twenty-twooOoOoo' at the top of my lungs anymore, but at the same time I have a feeling that this is going to be the best year of my life so far. I have set myself some pretty ambitious goals for the upcoming year and I'm feeling ready to launch myself into the world to see what I can achieve!

University of Manchester Graduation

Today, in honour of my birthday, I thought it would be fun to share 22 things that I have learnt over the past year. Now I'm not talking life-changing epiphanies here (we'll save that for another post), but simply a few realisations that some of you might (or might not) happen to relate to! Let's get right to it... 

1. Everything happens for a reason.

2. Persistence is key.

3. I could probably eat avocado toast everyday for the rest of my life.

4. I'm a city girl at heart.

5. Matcha lattes are life-changing.

6. Napping is life-changing.

7. There is so much of the world I have yet to see.

8. There is always time to workout.

9. Netflix is addictive. Seriously addictive.

10. Planning and goal setting is so so important.

11. It's possible to get excited about reading a book. Who knew?

12. I need at least a few months to enjoy the build up to Christmas.

13. I'm a stationary hoarder.

14. You can buy vegan pizza by the slice in NYC. And it's bloody incredible.

15. I'm a perfectionist.

16. The mind is a powerful little thing.

17. Long walks and tea can solve almost anything.

18. Now is the time.

19. I only wear around 15% of my wardrobe. You too?

20. You are in charge of your own happiness.

21. A change of scenery does the world of good.

22. Don't be afraid to dream big.

Did you find yourself nodding in agreement or having a little chuckle at any of the above? Let me know in the comments!


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  1. These are brilliant, I have come across pretty much all of them in the past few years! Also, how come avocado on toast tastes SO GOOD but we've only been eating for the past 2 years? Like, what did people eat before haha! x

  2. I'll be turning 23 this year and I can relate to so many of these!


  3. I love number 20! I like reading these kind of posts :) Happy early birthday Amy, have a fab day celebrating 23!

    Fatima x www.fatima-writes.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Yes I only wear about 15% of my wardrobe - if that ! Totally agree with all of these, but we are both 22 years wise ;) especially the importance of naps! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

  5. We're like the same person! haha I only wear about 15% of my clothes too! Once I find an outfit I like, I tend to stick t it and wear it over and over again. :)

    Fernanda | Hey Fernanda Fletcher

  6. Absolutely adore this post! What a beautiful read. I'm turning 23 in a couple of weeks too - might as well remember this and do my own for then :D

    Love, Kerstin

  7. i will be turning 23 in april and i'm a bit scared but i learned to let go of toxic people and thats its okay to just so what i want to do and not what people want me to do.


  8. Totally agree with you, my favourite has to be:
    13. I'm a stationary hoarder.
    I am stationary obssesed!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

  9. Im only 20 (turning 21 in a few months), but I totally agree with these. Great Post!

  10. I only wear 15% of my wardrobe and it's SO AWFUL!!! Lovely post :) Lauren | www.theyoproedit.com

  11. I love this list! There's so many I agree with and it just goes to show the little things can be just as important as the bigger things- I wish I'd had chance to try that vegan pizza!


  12. "Now is the time" ... so true!! Also looking at your picture I would add "nude shoes never fail" hehe <3

  13. I'm with you on most of these! Can't imagine living a life without avocado toast now...

  14. I loved reading this post!! Seriously, so good and so cute. Agree with all the things you learned!! XO

    Anna | www.parkavenueblogger.com