By Fatima K - January 20, 2016

The other day I was talking to a friend and we had a conversation in which I said "when I'm older I want to..." and my friend replied with, "how much older?" This really got me thinking, I'm not that old! In her defence, I know what she meant - at the age of say, 15, if I were to say 'when I'm older', I'd have been referring to now... oh dear...

Anyway, after that depressing little epiphany, here are 24 things I heard/learnt/did over the last year! :)

    I should probably work on my posture...
  1. "I'll keep my eyeballs out for him",
  2. "Do you have one (man) on your radar?"
  3. "I've got more layers on than the Michelin man",
  4. "Do you have clothes on?" - I was asked this over the phone by my friend who lives next door!
  5. "Hello. It's me. I'll have my usual." (I'm supposed to: a) know who you are and b) know what your 'usual' is?!)
  6. "Hello. You are looking very beautiful today....(insert awkward silence)...I want more chips",
  7. "I'll need to ask permission from your parent/guardian before I do this" HAHAHAHAHAHAH
  8. Asked for an adult single on the bus, got given a child ticket...
  9. "Are you work experience?"
  10. "The Vikings made their houses out of poo" - note: credibility of this statement is highly questionable.
  11. "Is an adult home?"
  12. "Do you have ID to prove your age?"
  13. "Is this your sister?" (points at my mother).
  14. "Daym girl! You got gooooood"- why thank you, thank you indeed.
  15. "You look like a lady today".

  1. Graduated - uh huh, this time around I wore a Masters hat :) 
  2. Went to Toronto (4 years later than I wanted but I got there!) - it was AWESOME!!
  3. Did the Extreme SkyFlyer whilst in CA! 
  4. At the beginning of the year, it was an aim of mine to get a job by September and guess what, I started my new job in September!


  1. In the past year I've come to know myself much more. I've learnt that I'm way too adaptable and flexible to my surroundings and change. Not sure how I feel about this or what it says about me as a person, but hey ho, I don't mind too much. 
  2. This may not be what most people want to hear, but family aren't always there for you. We are all, at the end of the day, selfish humans. Sorry but it's true and this year has really been a test in that respect. 
  3. This year I've become stronger in my conviction to the following thought: What we think about ourselves is more important than what others think of us.
  4. Friends are important. My friends have helped to keep me grounded. Thank you guys!!
  5. A little self belief goes a long way - believe in yourself and watch yourself soar :)

So I hear you ask, how does being 24 feel? Well, I don't feel a day over 23.

What have you learnt in the past year? What are you particularly proud of? 

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