10 Mistakes I’m Glad I’ve Made

I’m in no way a perfect human, I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but I’m glad I did make them. Over the last few years, I’ve had my fair share of struggles, but all of these things have made me a stronger person, I’ve become the person that I have always thought I’d be. Head strong, kind, caring, understanding, supportive, and honest. It’s the kind of person I have always wanted to be, not someone who craved money and fame, but just to be an overall good person. So what mistakes have I honestly made?

1. Falling in love & getting my heart broken

This might sound like a simple one, however when you get your heart broken shows you how strong you truly are. I’m so lucky I am married to the most incredible man in the world, and he means the absolute world to me, I’m forever grateful to have found someone who understands me in such an amazing way.

2. Dancing, drinking and partying.

When I was 18, honestly I adored going out, dancing, drinks flowing, now however I feel like I have aged about 100 years and I love nothing more than a cuddle up in bed, with a book and a cup of tea. I don’t regret getting drunk, having bruised knees, sore feet and headaches that made the room spin, just might have been a bit of a mistake to drink so much…

3. Choosing the wrong foundation colour and looking utterly ridiculous.

We all went through phases as teens, and let’s be honest I literally lived for Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse (I wasn’t vegan at the time) but it was always about 3 shades too dark so I ended up looking like an oompa loompa. It did help me to understand make up a lot better and what works best for my skin although I think the original dream matte mousse never worked for anyone!

4. Making odd fashion choices.

Let’s be honest fashion comes and goes, but I will never understand why I thought it was a good idea to wear a belt for no reason.

5. Trying so hard to fit in.

I think the reason I tried so hard to fit in was because I thought people would like me more, but do you know what it has helped me to see the person I am. If people don’t like me for the person that I am then they’re not worth the time of day.

6. Thinking other people are my responsibility.

I always felt like I needed to take responsibility for things that I didn’t do, for things other people have done. I think it’s because I care about them too much, I want what is best for them, but it isn’t about what I want.

7. Thinking mistakes would ruin everything.

My mistakes are what have made me the incredible person that I have become. It doesn’t ruin anything!

8. Not appreciating my own worth.

I have talked a lot about self worth and self love, but that is because in the last 23 years I have always sold myself short in this world.  I have talked more about this in this post because I honestly want to change that more than anything in the world.

9. Caring too much about what others think.

I am always worrying about what others think of me, whether people will hate me, whether people will like me, or whether I will be the kind of person people will want around. I’m my own worst enemy with this to be quite honest. I wish I never cared, but I’m trying my best to understand that the right people will care about me regardless.

10. Realising as long as I work hard my dreams can come true.

It might sound silly but I promise you that hard work really does pay off, if you want something, you can have it. Belief is important, if you believe you are half way there!

What are some of the mistakes that you have made? Let me know and leave your response in the comments!

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  1. 01/04/2017 / 10:53 pm

    Oh, I’m with you on the matte mousse. Was there ever actually a shade that actually matched someone’s skin tone, it just always seemed so orange. I’ve seen it advertised on TV a few times over the past few months and they’re definitely doing some photoshop wizardry because there’s no orange to be seen on those ads!

    I think one of the biggest mistakes I made was letting someone take advantage of me for too long and taking too damn long to realise it was my life and I had control over it. I say a mistake, but I learned from it and maybe I wouldn’t be where I am now, or with my current boyfriend, if I’d not had to go through that and take so long to realise. Does that make sense?

  2. 22/04/2017 / 8:29 am

    Wow – dream matte mousse…there’s a throw back!!
    Never have regrets – they’re all part of lives learnings and make us who we are
    Em x

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