35 things I’ve learnt in 35 years

If you haven’t guessed already, I’ve just enjoyed my 35th birthday. I just never pictured myself at this age (lolz); I mean, I didn’t think I’d die young or anything, but even now when I think about future plans, I peak at about 30. Anyway, it’s been an interesting ride so far, and I’d like to think I’ve learnt a few things about myself, and the odd bit about life in general. This isn’t a list of advice, it’s exactly what it says on the tin.

Cake by Whisk Patisserie
  1. I’m never going to like the taste texture, appearance, or thought of baked beans.
  2. People usually have enough of their own shit going on to give yours a second thought.
  3. Cheese is addictive.
  4. A rabbit’s neck, under their chin, is the softest thing you’ll ever feel.
  5. No, they don’t hate you.
  6. Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.
  7. Awful days are okay, they make you appreciate the good ones.
  8. You’ll never be this young ever again. Or this young. Or, this young…
  9. Someone’s behaviour on one occasion, doesn’t define who they are at all times.
  10. Look out for patterns.
  11. Be kind as much as possible; it’s like a salary for your soul.
  12. Put things in your ASOS Saved Items, wait for them to go on sale.
  13. Sleep is precious, you don’t have to wait until you’re dead to make the most of it.
  14. Brooklyn is magical.
  15. Uncle Buck is medicine, as are most John Hughes films.
  16. Guilt and food often meet, but they never should.
  17. Happiness has no age limit, so keep doing it if it makes you happy.
  18. Creativity comes in many forms.
  19. Some people are born old, some people aren’t; both are okay.
  20. Fold the duvet cover inside-out, put your hands inside both corners, grab corners of the duvet, fold down and shake.
  21. Calm down.
  22. Keeping plants alive is challenging, but the feeling you get when one grows is totally worth the effort.
  23. Don’t say it out of anger, if possible.
  24. I buy a lot of mugs, and I don’t know why.
  25. Microwaving your socks will give your feet a quick and toasty treat.
  26. Manners are important.
  27. Keep hand sanitiser handy.
  28. Winona forever.
  29. Peach schnapps can make you very ill, and you’ll never forget the taste. Ever. Even 20 years later.
  30. 30 is much like the Y2K millennium bug; nothing terrible happens and you’ll feel the same as you did the day before, don’t worry about it.
  31. I’ll never master the power nap.
  32. If you mean no, say no.
  33. You can’t go at anyone else’s pace, so be happy with yours.
  34. Things can smell of colours.
  35. 35 is a long list of points to make.


Peace, love, and birthday cake, Fay x

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