|Fresh flowers are the best thing I can have in my home.|
Today is my 25th birthday and I'll be honest, I have woken up in the worst mood. Does anyone else ever get down or cranky on their birthday, or is it just me? I guess I just don't like getting older, also, the fact that my son has been crying constantly since five o' clock this morning hasn't been positive on my mood either! I thought it would be good to reflect on 25 things I've learnt in the 25 years of my life so far, some are good things and some have been painful lessons to learn but hey, that's life isn't it? It can't all be sweetness and light but it also can't be all doom and gloom either. Life is an adventure that needs to be lived to the full and if everything was perfect all the time it'd be a bit boring wouldn't it? Let me share my life wisdom with you all...
Friends are fickle. This has been a really hard lesson for me to learn. I haven't been friends with anyone for more than six years and I also don't have many friends. Maybe I have picked the wrong people and have always found myself in groups of three - the perfect scenario for girls to bitch and back stab against each other in my experience, but I haven't found that true friend it life yet. The one who is always here for a chat or who I have so many things in common with. My best friend comes close but she lives so far away, she needs to move to Cork, soon!
There is no greater love then that of being a mother. The day I became a mother changed my life for the better. The love I feel for my son is the best and most intense love I have ever felt in my life. I always wanted to be a mother and I'm so glad I got this chance in life.
I really like photography. Before I began my blog I didn't really pick up a camera, except to take selfies with friends and group shots on nights out of course. But now I really love photography and can't believe that I didn't discover my love for it before. Capturing peoples memories and the beautiful things in life in pictures is a really special thing to me.
I love floral print too much. Almost everything in my life features floral print. From my bedding to my soft furnishings to my bags, nothing is without floral print. You'll rarely ever catch me out of a floral print dress either, it's become my 'uniform'!
|The simplest of adventures can make the best lifelong memories.|
Always stick with what you know. This is my motto in life but it's probably one a lot of people won't agree with. I am so set in my ways and know what I like, when I take the plunge and try something new I never like it, I always regret not sticking with what I knew then!
Spring is my favourite season. I had always toyed with what was my favourite season because I honestly like elements from them all. I've finally decided though that spring is the one for me, I mean what's not to like - flowers in bloom, warmer weather, lots of new babies in the world, St. Patrick's Day and Easter, it's the perfect season.
I'd rather be poor and happy than rich and sad. Money has never meant a lot to me and never will. I much prefer memories and special moments with people. It doesn't matter how much money we have, we can always have fun and make the most wonderful memories together.
I'm a home bird. It doesn't matter where I go in the world, I am always long for home. Ireland has my heart and always will.
I'm too forgiving. I have been hurt a lot in life but I always forgive those who hurt me quite easily. It's a trait I can't seem to change and I hate it.
|I really do love photography.|
I don't judge people readily. I never have and never will judge anyone on their past or what they do in life, I simply get to know them as the person they are.
Love should never be lazy. I've been in relationships that have gone stale from lack of effort, either by me or the other party involved. I've learnt recently that love should never be lazy. If one person stops making an effort there's no point in being together. I will never stay with anyone again just because it's comfortable and convenient.
I really love sleeping. I can never get enough sleep. If I could stay in my bed all day I would. Sadly, I never get the chance!
I live in the past too much. I don't know if it's because I have a history degree or what but I am always thinking about the past, what could have been done differently and how much I'd love to go back.
I have too much empathy. Other peoples situations have a huge effect on me. I could cry for someone I see on the street or on the news. I feel for people and their situations far too much.
|There's no great love than that of being a mother.|
Having fresh flowers in my home makes me happy. My house is never without flowers in a pot or a vase. Having fresh flowers in my house really does brighten my mood.
Everything happens for a reason. I'm a big believer in fate and believe that everything in my life has happened for a reason, from the scenarios I've found myself in to the people I've met along the way, I believe that all these things and people were supposed to come into my life to teach me something.
I have an addictive personality. I find myself constantly getting addicted to things and needing as many of them as I possibly can - before it was Yankee Candles, right now it's vintage children's clothing. I don't know why I keep going through these phases but it's something I need to work on, if not only to save me money alone!
It's okay to be myself. I no longer pretend to be someone I'm not, if people don't like me for who I am then that's their loss.
University was the biggest waste of my time. I really don't know why I bothered going. I didn't make any friends, didn't have any great experience and my degree in history and English literature couldn't be more useless.
|Spring is my favourite season.|
There's nothing that a warm bath, a glass of white wine and a bar of chocolate can't fix. This combo really does solve all the worlds problems... or mine at least. Now I'm longing for all three.
'Me time' is essential. Being a mother to a toddler it's hard to find the time to do all the things I love without him being in tow. I now make the effort for me to have some time to myself, it's essential to keep me sane!
People will always let you down. It's a sad fact in life but people will always let you down, even if they don't intentionally mean to.
Fairytale love is not realistic. Disney has lied to us all, love will never be like you see in fairytales purely because humans have flaws that can't be fixed.
Never have expectations about anything. If you do it will only lead to disappointment. I find if I go into a situation not expecting anything then I have a far better time. I try not to think of things beforehand now and just go with the flow.
The simplest of adventures can make the best lifelong memories. My son and I always have the best adventures together, even if we don't go to the most exciting places. It really is the simple things in life that leave the best impressions in the mind.
There you have it, 25 things I've learnt in 25 years. Is there anything you agree with or have experienced in life too?