22 things I learnt in 22 years

On the 9th May, I turned 22! it came around so quickly but I had such a fab birthday. Thank you to anyone who wished me a happy birthday. If you follow me on instagram then you might have seen insta stories from my birthday. One thing I did on my stories this year was 22 things I have learnt in 22 years. I had a lot of DM about some of the things I had learnt and a lot of people seemed to love it. For those who don’t follow me on instagram (you probably should, lol) I wanted to upload this post for you, but also for myself to look back on. 

I had a fun little photo shoot going on when we went for afternoon tea. My jacket is such a bright neon pink that it actually glows alot in the picture. – this is my vibe right now so let me live.

“Be nice to everyone as you don’t know what they are going through.”

22 things I learnt in 22 years

  1. Everything happens for a reason
  2. Not everyone has the same heart as you
  3. Some people were only supposed to be in your life for a certain amount of time.
  4. Quality over quantity any day
  5. Exercise does change your life
  6. There will always be someone who doesn’t like you or has a problem with you
  7. Coffee is the root to all of my headaches
  8. People hate to see you succeed
  9. Everyone has their own journey in life so you shouldn’t compare yourself to other people’s journeys
  10. Invest in your skincare and put time into your makeup
  11. I will never like olives
  12. The internet is a very powerful place
  13. Graduation is a lot more stressful than it looks
  14. Travelling is good for you and should be done more often
  15. Game of Thrones is not for me
  16. Family is everything
  17. Be nice to everyone as you don’t know what they are going through.
  18. It isn’t about what the number on the scales says, it is about how you feel within yourself
  19. My career will have something to do with me being creative
  20. Laughing and smiling actually makes you feel better
  21. Dominos will always be my favourite takeaway
  22. Makeup & talking to my mum is my therapy 

& that’s it! 

What are your thoughts on what I have learnt, are there any you agree with or any you disagree with? leave me a comment below! 

Sophia xo


  1. Janine
    May 17, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    This was such a wonderful post and sounds like you are learning and growing a lot!! ♥

    • Sophiaaaxo
      July 12, 2019 / 10:04 am

      Thank you so much, I had so much fun writing it! I definitely am <3

  2. May 19, 2019 / 2:24 am

    Hey girl! I commented on this, but my comment doesn’t look like it’s showing up. Just wanted to say I love this post & I really resonated with it. Particularly the line, “Be nice to everyone as you don’t know what they are going through.” and about not comparing your journey to others’. So true!!!

    • Sophiaaaxo
      July 12, 2019 / 10:06 am

      Oh I wonder why, well thanks for commenting again and letting me know. Yes definitely, I love those! it’s so important to tell yourself that everyone has their own journey, otherwise you will just get caught up in the world.

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