24 Lessons Learnt in 24 Years

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Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday dear Aimee,
Happy Birthday to me!
  1. Blogging opportunities come to those who work for them.
  2. It is not a sign of weakness to admit you were bullied; it says more about those who bullied you than it does about yourself.
  3. Kittens are good company, and fun to watch.
  4. Once you accept that you are hallucinating, use this to teach yourself that if your brain controls them, then you can make them funny instead of scary.
  5. You won't get better, if you don't ask for help.
  6. Being on medication is nothing to be ashamed of; are you safe? Are you happy? That's all that matters.
  7. "Say 'yes' more" ala Zoella
  8. You can feel comforted by the idea of death without it meaning you are suicidal.
  9. Your idea of recovery is formed from what others expect. Your actual recovery is the way you make it.
  10. If you want something then saving up and buying it yourself feels so much better than waiting until Christmas.
  11. When you're young you believe that you won't be accepted unless you copy. In life, you will never be accepted if you copy.
  12. Knowing there's hard times coming shouldn't make you sad and anxious about them; use it to enjoy the good times and make the most of them.
  13. If material things are important to you; you aren't shallow. Use them to motivate you along your journey into discovering what is more important.
  14. It is good to have a positive inspiration; someone who makes you push yourself and work as hard as you can to better yourself. And your blog!
  15. Do what you enjoy; if that's playing computer games, reading, learning new make-up techniques then go for it; don't let other's opinion spoil your fun.
  16. Don't abuse your body; it'll come in useful!
  17. Acknowledging your skills and the things you are good at, is not big-headed.
  18. Don't lose your voice at fear of the strength of others.
  19. Take turns in following your heart and your head.
  20. If you want to stay in bed with DVDs and food; go for it. Have a 'me' day in between the days you work incredibly hard.
  21. If you feel as though you regret a decision/action; make sure you learn something from it and then cross it off the list. You can't die with regrets from living.
  22. Don't let others' reviews on books and movies etc, stop you from experiencing them; everyone is different.
  23. Never go to sleep on an argument.
  24. Tell the people who you love, that you love them. Every day.
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