Although I’m only 18 years old, many say I’m tremendously mature and wise for my young age. Of course, I always thought this was ridiculous, but overtime I have began to realise my full potential. In my years of being a child, progressing into a teenager, growing up and entering the work place I learnt a lot about the big blue world, and discovering myself. Here is the list of things that I have learned:

  • Be true to yourself, you’re you for a reason
  • Expand your knowledge constantly, reading is a never-ending world of information that will benefit you one day
  • Sometimes, it is about who you know, not what you know, so be proactive and enjoy meeting new people
  • Be proud of yourself and your achievements, even if you don’t feel like it every day, you are amazing
  • Don’t be scared to try new things
  • Friends will be there when perhaps your family can’t
  • It’s a great big world out there, don’t stay sat inside. Even if your adventure is only 10 minutes from your house, it’s somewhere new and that in itself is exciting
  • Look after yourself and make sure you take time to relax
  • Don’t be in the position to get sleep deprived, resting is ridiculously important
  • Discover what you love, and continue to pursue it, whether it be rock concerts or the Theatre, if you enjoy it, why not return and enjoy it again?
  • Don’t be afraid to be a child, life is about having fun
  • Treating yourself is important – whether it be a new pair of shoes or a chocolate bar, a treats a treat
  • Look back and remind yourself how far you’ve come
  • Seek inspiration every day
  • Strive to be creative
  • Don’t be afraid to fail, it wouldn’t be healthy if we always got what we wanted
  • Be proactive
  • Have your goals written down – crossing them off once you’ve achieved them makes them feel real
  • Take LOTS of pictures, you never know if you’ll return to this place, and even if you do, will it look the same?
  • Follow your dreams; this can be hard because you don’t always know what your dreams are, but always follow your heart and your instincts

“LAUGHTER IS TIMELESS, IMAGINATION HAS NO AGE, AND DREAMS ARE FOREVER” –Walt Disney

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