Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Life Lessons

I guess everyone would love the opportunity to go back in time and tell their younger selves the right pathway to take when it comes to certain situations. Today's post features three points which I personally would love to have known during my teenage years..

Growing up is confusing. Even now at 24 years old I still don't know what it is I actually want to do. Yeah i've been to university, graduated, and i'm now working full time but I feel as though no thought went into it. When I was applying for university I had no idea of other academic routes that I could have taken instead, such as an apprenticeship. I find it ridiculous how going to university prevents you from doing an apprenticeship due to funding, but you are able do an apprenticeship then go to university.  Surely that would account for the same amount of funding? So my advice to any of you guys who are unsure of what you want to do in life, take a step back and explore every possible option out there, there's no rush to go to university as you can always apply later on (even in your 60's!)

Friends go their separate ways, no matter how long you have known eachother. This has happened to me plenty of times, sometimes people just drift apart due to different ambitions, interests or simply because you don't get along anymore. This isn't something to dwell on, fair enough at first it can be upsetting but don't forget that there are plenty of others out there who share the same interests as you, who would probably love to get to know you a bit better!

Junk food actually is bad for you. I agree with you that this point probably sounds a bit stupid as everyone knows junk foods bad for you right?! Wrong. I was 17 when I started my binge eating of all things sugary/cheesy, and I didn't have a care in the world. I went through a phase of having pizza pretty much every night for months, which resulted in me getting high cholesterol. Doctors seemed pretty horrified at the fact I had it at such a young age, and I was even more horrified when the marks appeared under my eyes. You may have seen my posts about covering up these marks before my whole blog revamp as this is still very much an issue for me even seven years later. Yes you can bring cholesterol levels down naturally which I have been doing for a while now, but there is no guarantee that the marks will disappear too. Obviously cholesterol problems aren't the only issues with eating junk food with other obvious conditions being diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity (amongst others). I'm not saying don't eat any junk food whatsoever because lets face it we all love a bit of grease every now and then, just don't go overboard with it like I did. After all like they say 'you are what you eat!'.

What do you wish you'd known 5 years ago?

1 comment:

  1. I definitely agree with all of these life lessons. Especially the careers one. I never received any advice on what I could do besides uni, and I think an apprenticeship would have suited me better to be honest. x x