I don’t know about you, but I’m a pathetic present picker. I wait until the very last minute before having a crazed shopping trip where I buy anything within my price range and hope for the best. Even though I come up with some pretty great ideas throughout the year for particular people, I try to remember and then draw a mental blank when it hits December. So if this is all sounding pretty familiar to you then keep reading! I asked my boyfriend to take part in this post to give a male perspective, and we both came up with a couple of things that we would absolutely love to receive in order to give you all some giftspiration!
September has shown its face, and with it has come the usual hustle and bustle of going back to school or starting university. Having just graduated in July, and enrolling again to study for a Masters degree, I consider myself something of a university veteran! So for all you newcomers I have compiled a little list of advice learned and pictures taken from my time over the last three years. I should state in advance that this is based upon a UK university experience which involves a lower drinking age, the Student Loans Company, different grading systems and no mention of American sororities/rushing!
As it’s my birthday today, I thought it would be fun to share with you some life lessons I’ve encountered since I hit my twenties… but please note I’m actually just as clueless, if not more so, than everyone else. Comment if you can think of any others!
1. Your metabolism changes. Long gone are the days of coming home after school, eating multiple rounds of toast with peanut butter while waiting for friends to come on MSN. If I eat peanut butter now its like I’ve swallowed a hand grenade, and only lots of effort i.e. exercise can help. Crash diets do not work. They never did, but like, they definitely don’t now.
2. Life starts to go by faster. It’s common knowledge than when you hit your twenties life goes into fast-forward and you never find the time to sit back and relax anymore. Suddenly, you’ve left university and have to pay bills and learn how to adult. Fortunately, in your twenties time is still your asset so you have ample opportunities to make mistakes and fail spectacularly before you can dust yourself off and go accomplish some #lifegoals.
3. You are an ‘adult’ but you are not a ‘grown-up.’ This becomes more apparent when shit hits the fan and you flail around uselessly looking for someone more mature to help. Does anyone actually know what they’re doing? Furthermore, you’re only an adult when it’s convenient for others to consider you so. But when the extended family get together and run out of chairs, you get designated to the floor with the younger kids.