HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (on July 14th). I’m 25 now guys, which means I’m a quarter of a century, which means I’m half way to 50, which means….to be honest absolutely nothing.
In 25 years’ I have learnt a few things, and I often think back to what I would tell my moody adolescent self. So here is a list of things that I would probably tell Georgie….
You’re cool AF 💁🏽
Of course this is my number one point, because it is the most important.
You are cool AF and own every witty comment, snarky remark, and girly giggle because those fragments of my personality make up me , and I should own that
No one cares how curly my hair is 💇🏽
The amount of times I spent ensuring my hair is absolutely perfect and that there was no remanence of my natural curly wavy hair. It took a good 25 years to finally realize that no one actually cares, and the people that do are typically commenting on how nice it is. Also, it saves me about an hour of my time in the morning to just let the natural hair fall down.
Bras aren’t always necessary 👙
Boys boys boys 💁🏽♂️🙎🏼♂️🤦🏿♂️🤷🏻♂️
I learnt that I’m boy crazy and sometimes that’s fine, sometimes not so much. Just make sure you don’t let it get in the way of what your inner self tells you because that person is the wisest person you will ever meet.
Parents are pretty wise. 🤓
Just don’t ever tell them that because you will never hear the end of it. But honestly, their advice is better than you think. My major life decisions that I’ve made have been after a good consultation with my parents. They are candid and know you a LOT better than you think. Thanks Mum, Thanks Dad.
Sometimes it’s okay to be an emotional wreck 😭
We all try so damn hard to keep our shit together, but sometimes it’s okay to let out emotions and be vulnerable. Too many times I would bottle up emotions and completely avoid dealing with them. But that’s so unhealthy and ultimately detrimental. So let it out boo!
My intuition telling me there’ll be better days 🤔
Trust your god damn gut. It’s so cliche to say but it’s the truth. Most of my teenage and adult life has been spent kicking myself over not trusting my intuition. However, making those decisions and leaps of faith because of that little Jimmeny Cricket, is the best feeling you can have.
TREAT YO SELF💸
Okay, sometimes I do this a little too much. But every year I buy myself a present that means something to me, because I bloody deserve it. You should always take care of number one and not rely on anyone else to make you happy. So go out and treat yo self girl!
Be you boo boo 💃🏽
Listen to whatever you want. Dress the way you want. Kiss whomever you want. Be as authentic to who you are as possible because that’s when you’re the happiest (like me rn)
It’s okay to have sex 💑👨❤️👨👩❤️👩
My parents probably stopped reading after “Free the Nipple” so I think I’m good.
As a self proclaimed Neo-Indian, all I’m trying to say is don’t be scared to be human and have sexual attractions to the people you are attracted to. Many Indian parents chastise their kids and make them feel wrong for having sex, or even holding hands (God forbid they’re not Indian.) What I’ve learnt is to not run and hide, or be unsafe and sneak around, just be honest with everyone, including yourself.
Some people are cunts 🖕🏽
It’s true. I’m not being pessimistic, all I’m trying to say is don’t let those cunts affect your life. Someone could be having a bad day and let it out, or someone could just be a class A twat and there’s not much you can do about it. It’s okay to be annoyed or hurt for a minute, but then move on and be the wonderful human you are.
Controllaaaaa controllaaaa 🙅🏽
Control what you can control. Make your life easier by NOT worrying about the stuff that you can not control.
Be ratchet sometimes 👹
I used to be terrified to be on a bus with no makeup on. But when you think about it, you’re never going to see those people again and if you do, they’re not going to remember you as “The Girl with no makeup on – EW”. So let your ratchet self out once in a while.
Priorities change like the wind 📝
When I was 16 I thought I would be married by 25. Now I’m 25 the last thing I’m thinking about is getting married (okay, maybe not last but finding a job, then an apartment and maybe a bae comes first). Your priorities change and often something that you once found important moves down a few notches down. It’s a dynamic list not static.
Say ‘yes’ to most things👍🏽
Life is just more fun if you say ‘yes’ instead of a hard no.
TRAVEL AND SEE THE WORLD 🌎
Travelling has shown me so much more than just the Eiffel Tower. Being thrown into various cultures that are unknown to me, and learning how others live and interact shaped how I live and interact today. It’s important to be around people that aren’t like yourself to learn exactly who YOU are in that mix.
You don’t have to question honest actions.
But if you do something really stupid then maybe regret it a little, BUT THEN DON’T DO IT AGAIN. OKAY?
- Success doesn’t just take work, it takes time 🕓
It’s hard when your family is coming down on you to be successful, your friends are in great careers and the person inside of you that keeps poking you between the ribs telling you to be that successful boss lady you know you could be.
Don’t fret. If you continue to take what your friends and family are saying, and put up with the inner rib poking then you will get there.
Success is when preparation meets opportunity – best advice I’ve ever got.
- Fear is pretty scary 🙀
Don’t be a chump. Honestly, we build up scenarios in our heads that prevent us from actually conquering fears. You might say you’re scared of heights but in reality you’ve built up the fear of falling in your mind and THAT is what you’re scared of. Don’t be fearful of conquering your fears, because that pay off is incredible.
- You’re not the best 🖐🏾
You can’t be the best at everything, you can’t always be the prettiest girl in the room, you can’t always be the funniest, you can’t always have the most entertaining blog posts (HA.JK, I know I’m the best.) Just own what You’re great at and be that person.
- Dollar dollar bills y’all. 💰
Money comes and goes, so just be smart and make sure you can feed yourself and pay your bills, but for the most part don’t let it get in the way of your life or relationships. That’s dumb AF.
- My hips don’t lie, neither does my face. 👯
Whether I’m in a thoughtful mood, a reflective mood, a happy mood. It’s so god damn visible. It’s basically taught me that I am a very honest person in every sense. I can’t hide my emotions well, which can get me in a pickle sometimes….
- A British accent is basically gold. 🇬🇧
I’m sorry, but Canadians LOVE this accent and I don’t even have a posh one! Anyways, it’s pretty boss for people to think you’re cooler than you are just because you talk like you always have for the past 25 years.
- Take a phone vacation. 📱
Put down the damn phone (after you’ve read the rest of this blog post) and take a hiatus from technology. Tell your mum and dad, girlfriend or boyfriend that you won’t have your phone on you so they don’t presume you’re dead or ignoring them. Trust me, you need it. In the days of MSN, your parents would pull the phone line out and that was their way of giving you an MSN hiatus. Now, do the same for yourself, throw it in a drawer and go for a walk.
- What you put into the universe, you get back. 🌌
Ah, the classic law of attraction. Be a good person, and you will meet good people. Be confident in who you are, and you will be matched with confidence. Smile and you will surprised how many people smile back. Also, talk badly about someone and guaranteed you’ll be met with bad people. Put out pessimism, see how dreary the world looks.I love my life, I love the people in it, I love the person that I am.
I’m dynamic, and the person that I am is going to change as each year passes but in 25 years, I reckon I did pretty well.Georgie xo
7 thoughts on “25 things I’ve learnt in 25 years”
Can you write an article highlighting the difference between indian-canadian and indian-uk cultures? Specifically punjabi?
I think it be an interesting read.
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I was thinking of doing something like that!
Keep an eye out 🙂
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That’s a beautiful take on the life until 25. Obviously written from a girl’s point of view but some things apply universally. Well 25 is known as quarter life crisis. But the life leading up to it can be golden. And your thoughts above prove it.
I came across your page online and found this to be an interesting read. Point #24 resonated with me in particular because it’s my biggest pet peeve. When spending time with anyone, I think it’s important to unplug from phones and technology and give others the love and respect they deserve. Otherwise it’s a waste of everyone’s time and shows no care whatsoever. I also don’t think anything super exciting is happening on Facebook or Instagram that people need to be glued to their phones all the time. If it was a true emergency, someone would call you not text or snapchat you – just my 2 cents haha.
What are your biggest pet peeves? I’d love to hear them!
Exactly my thought! If it’s urgent, they will get to you.
I think my biggest pet peeve is not giving someone time when they’re taking out time to connect with you.
Also, being rude to servers/customer service employees is a HUGE pet peeve. Be nice first unless someone gives you a reason not to be.
Those are legitimate pet peeves. I also hate people who think they are above service people. While I do expect shit to be taken care of, they are human like the rest of us and deserve respect. I like to think I tip well too so gratitude is always shown =).
I like to classify the first peeve and a bunch of others under one big umbrella – people who waste my time. It’s rude and shows little care and compassion. Everyone’s time is limited and should be respected.
I also LOVE #16! Where in the world have your travels taken you?