5 Things I Wish I’d Learned Sooner

Happy Sunday pals! I’ve been making more of an effort to switch off this week and that means I’ve been doing lots of self-reflection. Letting your brain wander is a funny old thing! Here are some serious and not so serious things I wish I’d learned sooner…

Poached eggs are kinda really delicious…

I have no idea why, but I’ve spent the last 5 years or so convinced that I didn’t like poached eggs. In all honesty, I don’t think I’d ever tried them. Well, 2018 Bekah can confirm that they are in fact delicious. If I ever go back on a poached egg ban, can someone please send me the link to this blog post? It would be very much appreciated.

Always set your alarm earlier than you think you need to.

Give yourself an extra half hour! Yes, you may not be ecstatic when the world’s most annoying alarm is going off bright and early but… You’re always going to take longer than you think to get ready, and it’s nice to give yourself time to have a cup of tea. Maybe even have some breakfast too? Adulting at its finest.

No one is going to die if they see your make up free face. 

Wow oh wow, this is one I’m still trying to learn if I’m honest. I’ve been through a huge confidence crisis over the last year or so. That kinda resulted in me being terrified at the thought of leaving the house without make up. I’m happy to report I’ve not worn make up for 5 out of 7 days this week and no one died as a result.

Getting the correct bath temperature is pretty much impossible.

Who would’ve thought that such a simple task could be so hard? Please tell me I’m not the only one. The water is either about to boil me alive or result in hypothermia – there’s no in between. Normally I’m guilty of making it too hot, and I then have to spend approximately half an hour sitting on the toilet and dipping a toe in every so often to see if it’s cooled down yet.

It’s okay to be vulnerable.

This is definitely something I’ve learned this year. After struggling in silence for way too long, I can’t explain to you how good it feels to open up. Yes, it’s scary as hell, but it’s so worth it. I think a lot of us feel that we have to be strong 24/7, but you know what? You don’t have to be. It’s okay to have a down day or a down month or a down year for that matter. It might feel like weakness at the time, but I think it shows a lot of strength to be vulnerable and open up about the tough things in life.

Is there anything you wish you’d learned sooner? I’d love to know! Maybe it’s something I’m yet to learn…

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  • Poached eggs are amazing! I took me some time to accept to I could be vulnerable and that there’s nothing wrong about that; it actually helped me to get ahead in life!

  • Claire says:

    THAT BATH ONE. That’s my life. I spend more time waiting for the bath to cool down than I actually spend in the damn thing.

  • Lyd says:

    Think about how many males roam the Earth without a single speck of makeup on, and nobody screams at their blemishes or uneven skin tone! Even with that in mind, I know how hard it can be to face the world without foundation, so good on you for ignoring that pressure.

  • Naomi says:

    These are BRILLIANT! I’m still not into eggs but I’m here for the alarm thing. I set mine too early so I have time to snooze it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Naomi xo

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