21 Things I’ve Learnt By 21

To celebrate my 21st birthday I thought that I would put together a few things that I have learnt along the way. Enjoy!

  1. Make big moves, even if it seems scary at the time – it might be hard to change something in your life but you’ll thank yourself later for taking the step
  2. Write lists and dates in diary – it’ll quieten the mind without having to think about a million things
  3. Sometimes it helps to write things out – when you get overwhelmed with life things, write down how you feel, it can help a lot
  4. Tell someone when they do something that bothers you – don’t just keep it inside or make excuses for them
  5. You don’t have to deal with everything yourself – this is one I struggled to learn and still struggle with. I always think that I can sort things out by myself and have learnt that it’s ok to let people know you’re struggling with something
  6. You can only control your own actions, let others make their own mistakes
  7. Be mindful of what you say – you never know what someone is going through and you might regret saying something in the heat of the moment
  8. Some people aren’t worth your energy, sometimes you need to walk away no matter how much you want to say something
  9. Accept constructive criticism – don’t take it personally, it will only help you grow
  10. Always be open to new experiences
  11. Don’t say it’s ok when it’s not – it’ll let people know that what they did to you was fine (just thank them for apologising)
  12. Travel and study overseas
  13. Don’t accept double standards
  14. Don’t rely on others to determine your own happiness, confidence or self worth
  15. Do what makes you happy even if others might not think it’s the right thing to do
  16. Don’t stay with someone just for the sake of being with someone/not being alone
  17. Be completely comfortable with yourself before beginning a relationship – be with someone only to add to your life, not complete you
  18. Positive thinking is so important – it can change your life
  19. Surround yourself with people that encourage your natural self and support you
  20. Stand your ground, even if it is with someone ‘above’ you eg. teachers, bosses
  21. Enjoy the now, don’t just plan for the future

I have so much more to learn and experience – I can’t wait for what comes next!

Leah x


My name is Leah and I am a fashion, travel, and lifestyle blogger based in Melbourne. I decided to start my blog mode as a creative outlet and an opportunity to do something within the fashion realm, which I have always loved. I wanted to share my styling tips and tricks, and my trips so I hope you enjoy! If you would like to contact me, send an email to mode.leah@gmail.com x

3 thoughts on “21 Things I’ve Learnt By 21

  1. happy birthday!! I hope you had a really enjoyable birthday with your family and friends filled with a lot of fun and love! I love all the things you’ve learned and I especially can’t agree with you more on #9,#18 and #19! Thanks for the post beautiful!


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