What Life Has Taught Me The Past 22 Years

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Taken July 2015

Hey guys! This genre of a post might seem a bit out of place from my usual content. This post is in celebration of my 22nd birthday, which is today, April 21! I know 22 years isn’t enough to give full on life advice but maybe my personal experiences can make you get to know the blogger behind Bea and Beauty(me). So starting from the very beginning….

TIME IS GOLD

When you were young, you were made to believe that you had all the time in the world to achieve whatever you wanted to be. Honey, they were wrong. The world is constantly moving, so should you.

RULES TO LIFE

Life has no right or wrong answer. Write a story and make it YOURS!

EXAMS DON’T MEASURE INTELLIGENCE

One of the worst things primary and secondary school has taught me is that the more knowledge or good grades you have, the more success you acquire. But honestly, such knowledge is no use without critical thinking, good reasoning, and experience.

PEER PRESSURE

Don’t be swayed by different influences, especially during your most vulnerable years. Make decisions that better yourself–not to make yourself look good.

SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS ARE ARCHAIC 

Don’t let society define who you are. When I was 16 years old, I was told that I wasn’t smart enough to study architecture, but where am I right now? Graduating soon. Don’t settle for what society and culture say. “Women should be housewives and child bearers.”–It’s 2016, do you!

WORK ON YOUR PASSION

Never subject yourself to a dull and uninteresting job that leaves you asking yourself at the end of the day: “Why am I even here? Do I really want this?” Start small and work your way up. It’s not how fast it takes but what it took to get there. Go slowly, but surely.

FAILURE CAN BE A GOOD THING

Basing this on personal experience, failure can literally cripple you. It can destroy you. As cliche as this may sound, there is always a silver lining. I wrote a post about what I went through, link here! Like success, failure also has a possibility of opening new doors, just know which one to hold open.

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SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LOVE

I am sure it would be really hard to make the right decisions when the people around you are never on your side. That’s why I always make it a point to surround myself with people whether it family, friends and significant others who constantly root for me and vice versa to always generate positivity and happiness.

BE NICE

This ties in with bullying as well. Never judge anyone for what you see on the surface for you have no idea what they are going through. By belittling someone, it just shows that the bully is weak that he/she points out the flaws of others but not themselves.

NEVER UNDERVALUE YOURSELF

Never allow people to define your success. You were born for a specific purpose and with the power to achieve it! Although there might be millions of people who have the same dream/goal as you and that just makes the competition even more tough. That’s why you have to work your hardest, aim high and be exceptionally passionate with what you do.

Let the festivities begin!

Would love to hear from you!

Email me at beaandbeautyy@gmail.com or Lets talk on Instagram  @beaandbeauty

xx,

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