Friday, 21 October 2016

What I Learnt During Adolescence | October Guest Post Month

 
Good Morning/Afternoon!
 
I hope you are having a fab day so far!
 
So, although I am still technically a teenager because I'm 19, I'm also technically an adult so we'll just go with that instead! I thought it would be a great idea to come up with some pointers of what I learnt during adolescence and how certain things definitely made me life a lot better, or in some cases, a lot worse. I'm not going to lie to you, I absolutely hated my adolescence years, and they were possibly the worst years of my life with everything which went on. However, during this time of my life, I also learnt a lot and they do say, everything happens for a reason. If I didn't go through what I did, I probably wouldn't be the person I am today so I'm slightly grateful at the same time. 

So let's get too it;

Do not over pluck your eyebrows
I'm not afraid to admit it, I was one of them girls who over plucked their eyebrows and to be completely honest, I don't regret it either. I absolutely loved my eyebrows even though they were ridiculously thin, I feel like they suited my eyes and I preferred them to big bushy eyebrows. During my adolescence years, everyone went through the craze of drawn on square shaped slug eyebrows and I didn't like this nor did I want to look like this so over plucked eyebrows was the best route for me! However, if I could go back in time, I wouldn't have even touched my eyebrows. If you're in school and you have beautiful eyebrows without drawing over them or plucking them, then please do not touch them! 

It doesn't matter if everyone doesn't like you
I learnt as I finished college that it really doesn't matter if everyone doesn't like you. I went through school and college of having hardly any friends and to me, this was a big deal and it did make me feel very unhappy, especially while being bullied. However, now being an adult and knowing who I can and can't trust and what sort of people are toxic to my life, I'm completely fine with someone not liking me. If someone doesn't like you, screw them, they're missing out! Be you and embrace who you are, and it doesn't matter if this annoys people in the process because it's your happiness at the end of the day. You're not pizza, you cannot please everyone.

Spots are not the end of the world
Did anyone else go through school being called spotty? I did, and I know a lot of people who also did. Spots are normal, everyone gets them because it's part of growing up and developing hormones. As a girl, spots are one of them things which I now get if it's my time of the month and I'm okay with that, it gives me some warning. However, through school you get the childish people who don't seem to understand that one day they are going to mature and get spots and then they'll feel stupid when they think about all the times they called someone "spotty". These people irritate me! But trust me, they're not the end of the world, they'll disappear in no time.

School is for learning, not for messing around
I also learnt that school is for learning, not for messing around. You have to go to school, we know this but there's a reason to this and people don't seem to understand that. Although you can get into sixth form or college with rubbish GCSE grades anyway because you can just resit Maths and English as many times as you want, learning is one thing you can't do if you don't go to school. Okay, so there's google which can teach you pretty much anything, but you'll never get the experience of learning different subjects if you don't go to school and you can gain so much knowledge in the process as well. Do you know someone who messed around in school who now does nothing with their life? I do.

It's very unlikely you'll still be friends with people from school in 3-6 years to come
Friends for life? No I don't think so. I left primary school with my best friend and we agreed we'd talk every day and see each other every week. I haven't seen her or spoken to her since. I had the same situation happen in high school too and well, that ended on a bad note when I was in year 10. You will find friends for life, but to be friends with people from school and stay friends with them when you're in your 20s and 30s, it's highly unlikely. However, you'll meet more and more people as you go to college, and university and then when you're working, that these people from school won't even matter anymore! So don't worry, you're not going to end up 60 years old with no friends because you stopped talking to your friends from school.

It's not the end of the world if your boyfriend dumps you I wouldn't say I regret being with the boys I was with throughout adolescence, but I would definitely 100% say they were a mistake. I remember being heart broken so many times in school. In year 7 I wouldn't snog my boyfriend after a year and a half of being together so he dumped me.. I still liked him for the next five years too which was so difficult. Meh, was he worth it, no he wasn't! In year 10 & 11, I went through so much with my ex because I truly believed I loved him, I did anything and everything for him, even while battling with depression while he also was. He cheated on me so many times, and I cried every night through pain but at the end of the day, he really was not worth it and it weren't the end of the world when we split up for good. They say, you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince and I completely agree with this. If your high school boyfriend dumps you, it's his loss. You'll find someone better darling!

Last but not least, have fun!

What did you learn during adolescence?

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