Thursday, 9 October 2014

Eighteen Things

1.    Life is about enjoying the highs, getting through the lows, finding the good in the bad, understanding the bad in the good and appreciating every moment in between. 

2.    Open toed shoes at a music festival has never been a good idea. 

3.     Not everyone in your life is going to fully appreciate what you have to say, what you create or what you put your heart & soul into. That doesn't matter. Anything that makes your heart sing is worth it. 

4.     It's hard for people to understand what they aren't experiencing. If you feel something's wrong, something is probably wrong regardless of anyone else's diagnosis. 

5.    You don't like parties. Don't go to them. You don't like alcohol. Don't drink it. 

6.     If he liked you nearly as much as you liked him, he'd have texted you forever and a year ago. Give your love to someone who actually cares to have it. 

7.    Drop all the things and people that don't make every fibre of your being explode with sensation. Life is too short for mediocre, or less than amazing. 

8.    99% of the things & people you stress over aren't worth it. Stop.

9.    Your playlist is actually killer and your ability to memorize raps & drop them like you wrote them yourself is other worldly.  

10.    You're so deserving of the life you wish to live. If you need help to get there, ask for it. It's hard. It'll take you a minute, but just know that it's about the journey, but the destination will make the entire thing worth it. 

11.    You're not invisible. 

12.    Good people, good times & good vibes are the most important. 

13.    The smallest things are so important, especially health wise. Eat breakfast, take your daily vitamin, wash your face and floss. 

14.    Cry when you need to and laugh when you want to. Anyone in your life who won't laugh with you, or be your shoulder to lean on has no place here anyways. Let it all out. Emotions can become dangerous. 

15.   Celebrate yourself. Your curves, your colour, your hair, it's length, it's texture, your eyes, nose, and lips and all the many features on you that are unique. Society won't. The media won't either. You've got to find your worth and beauty within yourself, or it'll be forgotten.

16.    Making lists is a super difficult thing to do that you should stop committing to it. You're not a list-maker. 

17.    You're entitled to a break.

18.    The sun isn't bright because you & I have acknowledged its brightness. It just is. It was bright before humans were around to appreciate it, and it will remain bright long after humans have fried ourselves into extinction. It won't stop being bright, simply because I call it dim. No matter what the sun remains bright. 

We remain who we are, regardless of who takes time to notice it. We are wonderful, beautiful and worthy because we just are. Someone else's denial or approval of that does not stop us from being amazing. 


(Many thanks to Tumblr & my wonderful friend Kyra for helping me with these) 


  1. This is awesome. I may have to try a post like this someday. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I love this post. We need to be reminded of these things sometimes!

    Lauren x

  3. Wise advice from an 18 year old. You've got more to learn so just enjoy the ride. :D

  4. So nice. This things are really good to have them in mind :)

  5. ow wow. 3, 7, 8, and 11 are sooo good.
    i needed to hear those myself.
    wonderful thoughts, dear, have a wonderful new year :)

  6. This is one of my favorite posts. :)

  7. Some of these stuff we have to learn over and over again in life. :)

  8. I love your blog and this list. I'm not quite 18 but thanks for giving me a heads up and a positive view on life. Keep being an amazing person. New follower xx

    The Life of Little Me

  9. "You're not invisible" I find this one the best c;

  10. #7. Best concept! I have a similar post in my drafts for my upcoming 16th, I think you'll find that we tend to share similar mindsets. :)

  11. I can relate to most of them. The strongest statement was #11. I still need to learn this one.:)
    Muilo Burbulai

  12. love number 2 & 15! absolutely loved reading this post chick :) I can definitely relate !
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    ♥ oxox

  13. Number 9 is awesome :)

  14. "You're so deserving of the life you wish to live. If you need help to get there, ask for it. It's hard. It'll take you a minute, but just know that it's about the journey, but the destination will make the entire thing worth it."

    This. This is what I needed.
    Thanks for this post Leah! You're a lot wiser than I was at 18 haha
    I'm excited for you to have learnt these lessons and for the ones you're going to learn :) I also giggled at the not being a list maker one haha