So far in my twenty four years on earth I’ve made about fifty thousand cock ups and counting.
There are a few that really stand out to me. That I can laugh about now but at the time, not so much. Others I’ve had to force my brain into believing never happened and some I’ve forgotten quicker than Ross did about Rachael.
I MEAN COME ON ROSS!?
The thing about sharing your life online is that it puts you in a vulnerable position. Open to criticism, judging and the odd comment about my wock eye (my husband likes it okay). Negatives aside over sharing is caring in my opinion and if my life can in any way make you laugh, smile or feel like you’re not alone then I’ve done the job I set out to do.
Oh and if any of you start unfollowing me after learning more about my personal life then yes I will take it personally. Only joking. I won’t I promise but just so you know, sometimes, I get my shit together.
Below are some of the cringe worthy memories I’ve made as a rather new adult and a few things I’ve learnt along the way.
I put the question on my instagram stories yesterday, asking you all to let me know your biggest fuck ups and they were HELLA funny so please, go and check them out. I hope you enjoy my twenty something tales and I’d love to hear yours below.
1) Called a rather famous-ish bloggers son a daughter on Instagram
It was not intentional I promise. Walking and speed commenting is definitely something I do not take part in these days. I even messaged her to apologise and explain it was a typo and I was writing ‘he’s’ and it auto corrected to ‘she’s’. Turns out she didn’t really have time for my excuses and told me how pissed off at me she was. As you can imagine, we decided to end our nonexistent relationship and I no longer tell people that their kids are cute. Dogs however, always get my compliments.
2) Had over £4000 store credit debt
Yes that’s right. I did not go to university but don’t worry. I STILL ended up with debt into the thousands and no I don’t know what I spent it on, wasn’t education that’s for sure. The only thing I believe to still own from the mammoth spending I took part in would be this laptop I’m writing on now. However, it probably cost me double due to interest. If you’ve gotten yourself into credit card chaos like I did just tell someone and share the load. Invite them round for a cup of home brew to chat instead of that bar with the nine pound pornstar martini you love.
2) Boarded the wrong train in Gillingham Dorset and then pulled the emergency stop. Don’t even.
This is probably the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done. No, I’m only joking but it is up there. There are only two platforms. TWO. I was not paying attention and well the rest is pretty self explanatory. I especially enjoyed the fact that all of the kids where on the train going home after school. Just lovely.
The emergency stop buttons are for real emergencies guys – not so you can hop of the train again because you don’t want to go to Sherbourne but you already knew that, didn’t you.
4) Not owning my own mistakes
At work, my personal life, your life – “it was not me”. It took a few years of my first real grown up job to learn it’s okay to cock up. We’re only human and it’s inevitable. Something I take with me where ever I go is that holding your hands up, apologising for the mistake and learning from it makes you far more of a grown up that not saying anything at all.
People don’t want excuses, they just want things fixed so concentrate on that instead and you’ll do just fine. If you know it was someone else (unless it’s really bloody serious) don’t say, just help be a solution finder.
5) Negative self talk
Why is it we are so mean to ourselves? Would you tell Karen she’s got big shoulders? I would hope not because that would be very mean. Please don’t say these things to yourself. We are our own worst critics and I know it’s easier said than done but fill your brain with nice thoughts. Critique is sometimes needed to help us grow but word it in a way that builds you up, not tears you down.
6) Cut my hair into a LOB
We’ve all chosen the wrong hairstyle once in our life and it was only after it grew out Dan was like “ohh yeah no, wasn’t good”. Well the real jokes on you because I knew that all along.
7) BBQ’d drunk and got MAJOR food poisoning
Nine days, nine pounds down. It was actually Daniel at the helm cooking this chicken. It was only him and I that ate it thank you God, no one else was nearly poisoned to death. These days we ALWAYS pre cook chicken in the oven. I
t was the first time Dan had ever been really ill and he thought he might have HIV. I only learnt this from his mum as he told her about it before his possibly effected partner. Do not google your symptoms.
8) Always getting smashed at work parties when I say I won’t
I’m actually going to our summer’s party this evening and I feel this year will probably be no different. I will still have the pep talk with myself before though, even if it is in vain.
9) Letting past relationships scare me into jumping feet first
Getting hurt is hard. Loving someone that doesn’t love you back is painful and it’s something nearly all of us will have to go through at some point, and maybe several times. Try your best not to let past experiences in love scare you away from finding it again. I
promise not all men/women are the same and there are drunken nights with your best friend, new traditions and great sex to be found after heart break.
10) Worrying too much about what others think
I was thinking about creating my blog a good year before I actually did. I was so scared that girls I went to school with would all meet up and bitch about me (don’t know why I thought I was this important) and people would point and laugh. What is this girl from Gillingham doing trying to become a blogger?
As fate would have it I’ve had nothing but support and kind words from people I know regarding my rambles. If I had realised earlier that it really doesn’t matter who says what I would have been doing this a long time ago.
It’s your life to build however you choose to and if you don’t, the only person that’s being a bitch to you is yourself.
Be fearless in your pursuit of creating the life you love but please, do expect a few cock ups along the way.
Lots of love,