Things They Don’t Teach at School

Graduating from school was the best feeling ever. You’re on top of the world, exciting to leave this education institution that prepared you for life and all you want to do now is go and be a grown up. But then you go off to college/uni, move away from home and realise that you are such a novice at living life. Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, amoeba reproduction and other random things you’ve learned and got A from the tests don’t matter anymore.. So you have to learn again. A few things I wish they thought as at school that would have made my adult life better:

  1. How to manage finances – do they ever mention how important it is to save money, to put aside certain percentage when you get paid? Or the negative impact overdraft and  maxed out credit card has on your credit rating? How APR is worked out and what it essentially means?!
  2. The importance of dreaming big – how not to settle for mediocracy and have dreams that scare you. And be brave enough to pursue them.
  3. Social skills – things to say in a job interview; how to participate in a conversation; how to meet the right people and things to never say to your boss in the pub .
  4. How to get over a loss/breakup – or the right way to break up with someone. Everyone looses someone in their life, so the stages of getting over it, or helping to cope should be essential and can help avoid going to therapy.
  5. The importance of self love – how worthy and special you are and how you should treat yourself with respect and don’t let anyone take advantage.
  6. Human/Animal rights – the importance of respecting every living being and that we are all the same and no one is better that anyone.
  7. How to tell that a guy/girl is NOT right for you – the one that says all the right things but never does the right things.
  8. How to be grateful – and the importance of practising it.
  9. How to care for the environment – the impact plastic bottles, diapers, meat industry  has on climate change.
  10. How to defend yourself – especially for women, a few good moves in a PE class would go a long way..

What are the things you wish they thought you at school?

Thank you for reading.

Lots of love!

 

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20 Things I am Grateful for Everyday

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It’s so easy to wake up and carry on with your day complaining and whining about everything: rain, trains, colleagues, shop assistants, your parents, your other half, the universe and all the other super annoying things.

There are many things that we take for granted whilst someone else can only dream about.. Kinda puts things into perspective when you start thinking about it.

These are my 20 things that I am grateful for every day.

  1. For waking up to live another day.
  2. For Google and YouTube (what was life like before them?).
  3. For being able to wear the clothes I want to wear.
  4. For living in Europe and that traveling here is so easy.
  5. For my eyesight and for being able to see all the beauty in this world.
  6. For #girlpower.
  7. For the education system and access to any book there is written.
  8. For the ability to choose what I want to do with my life.
  9. For the possibility to love who I choose to love.
  10. For the supermarkets and the fact that you can go and get whatever you want at any given time.
  11. For human and animal rights.
  12. For unlimited access to clean water and electricity.
  13. For coffee shops.
  14. For Nikes being an acceptable shoe wear outside gym.
  15. For cute puppies on Instagram.
  16. For living through the change of century (how cool is that?).
  17. For iPhone or any smart phone and how easy it makes communicating.
  18. For extremely polite people in the UK who make your daily commute much nicer.
  19. For Haagen Daz Pralines and Cream Ice cream.
  20. For living in this day and age where my voice counts.

What are you grateful for every day?

Thank you for reading.

Much love and gratitude!