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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

My Life at 27

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I'm sat on my bed on a cold Sunday night, cup of tea in hand and a tray of Ferrero Rocher to my right (okay half a tray, I've had a food-heavy weekend alright) so I thought I would write up this post I'd had on the back burner for a while - well, since I turned 27 way back in July anyways. It's sometimes a nice change to not write about the latest fashion trends or another Primark haul (not saying there isn't one coming soon) but to just sit down with a cuppa and write. And, to simply write about anything, which is exactly what I'm going to do here (if you're going to read all of this I would grab yourself a hot beverage an' all). 

Why did I want to write a post like this? I hear you cry! And, what on earth is this already-rambling post actually about Sam? Well, it's just a note. A note to myself, and to every other 27(+) year old out there, who isn't in a relationship or married or maybe they're someone who hasn't found their dream job yet or don't even know where they want to end up in their career. It's also a reassurance that there is no right path in this world, nor is there a wrong one...ooft, we're getting pretty deep now aren't we...


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being27, 27yearsold, fbloggers, wiw, topshopjetaimetop, fashionblogger, wiw, whatimwearing, 27things

When it comes to 'finding your path' in this big bad world the media, celebrities and society can have a huge influence on how you feel and the actions you take. You're not an idiot, I'm sure you already know all that. But, now that I have reached 'the ripe old age of' 27 and am well and truly on my way to 30 (JESUS) I feel confident in saying that you don't have to listen to anyone but yourself. You are the only person who knows what you're thinking, feeling, doing and experiencing every single day of your life and no amount of social media can tell you anything different. I mean, they can certainly try, and they do, don't they folks? I find myself burrowing away on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (especially Instagram) every day probably being subconsciously influenced in some way or another. Hell, I just bought a pair of pink corduroy trousers from Zara because I blogger I follow completely sold them to me - I'll keep you posted on how those bad boys look when they get to me - but when it comes to being influenced over deeper matters, well, that's a different story. 

Aside from the odd fashion-based slip up like that, I am becoming less influence by the media and online and feel that I now know myself through and through and can even be safe in the knowledge that I am 10 times more confident in my own skin than I was even when I was 24/ 25 years old. I think, and this can be with girls especially, there's an annoying stigma around age because we're made to believe that were solely on this planet to find 'the one' (or two, or three) and procreate with them. I still get asked every single time I go home to visit my family 'Sam, have you found yourself a fella yet?' And they get the same response every single time, 'no, and I'm perfectly happy about that thanks'. A lot of my friends are settling down, getting engaged, getting married and having kids and that's great for them but there really isn't any rush. I'm only 27 after all! While, at some point in time I would have been considered 'passed my prime' - but seriously, these times, they are a-changing and women in their 20s should be feeling more empowered and braver than ever! 

I think the main point to make here is that I have started to completely surround myself with strong, fabulous and gorgeous women - plus one or two gays in there - who don't take any s**t! From my 'don't mess with us' female family unit of mum, nan, cousins and aunties (both living and passed) to my amazing 'work huns' and select few friends from school, uni and previous jobs I am completely supported by a great unit of badass gals. As you get older and friendships start to either break down or just fade away, you'll begin to divide the weak from the herd and you're left with people who will always make the effort with you and be by your side no matter what. Without great friendships and family, there will always seem like there's something missing from your life. And, that's the main realisation as you get older - money, fashion and all that other 'stuff' ain't gonna be there to console you when you're an hysterical mess after drinking a few too many cocktails, nor will they make your work day go that bit better. At 27, I feel safe in the knowledge that I'm paving the right path for me and nobody else in this world is going to be taking that same path. I'm definitely not saying there's going to be some road bumps along the way, this tray of Ferrero Rocher has nearly been demolished, but there hurdles I welcome as it makes you into a bigger, stronger person.

If you're turning 27, or even just heading out of the teen territory or maybe you're turning 30 next week/ month/ year just know that you're doing every thing right, even when it's wrong.

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