A Sussex based blogger sharing a candid tale of 20-something humanness

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

10 things I know at 28

‘I love you’, ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘thank you’ are words that should never go unspoken.

Small joys are everywhere. The way the sunset bleeds across the horizon; vibrant bluebells shooting skyward in spring, a comforting palm on the curve of your back. The grand moments in life are magic, sure, but they are few and far between. The little things create the fabric of our happiness.

Not every day will be amazing. Some days are mediocre at best. Some days it’s about putting one foot in front of the other, or wallowing in your pants eating pizza on the sofa. That’s the nature of the human experience. Life is messy and imperfect, and damn right difficult sometimes. Have a hearty cry if you need one. Forgive yourself the pants and pizza. Just do you.

On those days, it’s important to search for slivers of light in the black, or at least to remember that they still exist. The small joys. Talking helps, too. And remember that life is only shit until it isn’t. Things will get better.

You’ll never regret spending the afternoon reading a good book.

The thing that scares the shit out of you is usually the thing worth doing, even if you don’t say that aloud too often.

You have to take opportunities to be in the room with the right people. Send the email. Ask the question. Show up, even if doing so scares you a bit. Even if doing so scares you a lot. These are the moments that have the capacity to change things: to move your life forward.

The success of others does not invalidate your own. Self-acceptance: self-compassion, does not invalidate self-growth. Tomorrow, or the next day, or the next year, you might be better: more accomplished, more confident, more whatever else it is you’re striving for, but right now you are all that you are. You’re doing just fine! Rome wasn't built in a day.

Few things in life rival the joy of dancing like a primary-schooler-at-a-disco on the kitchen tiles.

Every body is a beach body.

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