16 Quotes that sum up the life of a 20-year-old girl

Sunday, 25 January 2015

1. Don't let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen
Life is scary, especially at this age when you're meant to be figuring everything out. I'm constantly wondering whether I'm doing the right things and making the right choices, but it's important to make a conscious effort not to hold back because you're scared about the end result. Taking chances is the only way to find out whether something is worth having. At the end of the day it's better to have regrets than what ifs.

2. Some talk to you in their free time, and some free their time to talk to you
Life is short, so what's the point in making time for people who aren't willing to do the same. Comprende? It might be difficult to let something or someone go, but you shouldn't have to prove your worth. If somebody wants to be in your life they'll be in it, so instead of making excuses, take it at face value and remember what you stand for. You've got the same hours in the day as Beyonce, so don't be putting up with no crap.

3. Study tip: stand up. Stretch. Take a walk. Go to the airport. Get on a plane. Never return
It's normal to have this thought around three times a day. When the stress and reality of third year is getting on top of you, all you want to do is run away and never come back. Thinking of an escape route is a normal coping mechanism so you keep dreaming of that one way ticket honey. If it helps, don't knock it. Having Skyscanner constantly open on a tab isn't a psycho move either, I promise.

4. It's always so awkward ending phone calls with loved ones. I always say "I love you" and they're like, "thank you for choosing Domino's"
Bane. Of. My. Life. Okay, so not literally but you get me. It's universally acknowledged that pizza is the answer to all of life's problems. If you're sad, order Domino's. If you're hungry, order Domino's. If you're hungover, order Domino's. If you're happy, order Domino's. 97% of the time it's buy one get one free and it's rude to turn down a freebie. And if you don't like Domino's, who are you? THEY EVEN DO GLUTEN FREE!

5. Real struggle is having the same 'good side' as your best friend. Do you understand how hard it is to get a picture you both like?!
Getting a picture with bae is all well and good until she demands you get her good side. What about my good side, bitch? She's still 100% gonna upload her good side selfie to Insta even though she knows you hate how the angle makes you look like Chewbacca while still claiming that you've never looked better. And don't even get me started on the awkward arm appearance with the selfie stick. Just no.

6. You are what you do, not what you say you'll do
Just because you say you're going to go to the gym three times a week and go on a health kick doesn't mean you're a fitness fanatic. Don't let people's words fool you, cloud your thoughts or question your own actions. Base your judgement on their actions because most of the time, words don't mean shit. It's all well and good having ideas but if you don't put them into action then they're pointless. 

7. Mum just said "you treat this place like a hotel". Which she may regret when I give a lower score on Tripadvisor for 'rude staff'
After being at home for less than 24 hours I was quietly enjoying a film on the sofa when my mum strolls in from work with the 'if you think you're doing this the entire week you're home you've got another thing coming' spiel. Chill hun, have you never heard of a duvet day? When you're paying rent elsewhere and staying at home in dribs and drabs, it's practically a hotel anyway. Lol joking mum, love you. When's dinner?

8. Is it just me or is there good mirrors and bad mirrors like some mirrors make me feel like the queen of sas but then I walk past another mirror and it's like the elephant man had a baby with a potato
The struggle is real. One minute you be feeling all Kim K with your thigh high boots and other times you genuinely resemble Britney back in 2007. We pretty much do our hair and makeup the same every single day, so how can we legit go from a 7 to a 3 just by looking in a different mirror? First world problems. If it's not a good mirror day, then it's definitely not a good selfie day. Not even Valencia can pull us outta this hole.

9. Baby llama don't need no drama
Insert hand up emoji. Story of my life in six small words. When gossip is heightened and you feel like you're in an episode of Housewives of Beverly Hills, it's time to draw the llama card. Being young is meant to be simple and carefree, so how do we constantly find ourselves at the core of drama? If you want my advice, remove yourself from the situation and pour yourself a large glass of wine. It's what the llama would have wanted.

10. If *laughing face* isn't one of your top 3 emojis are you ok like are you happy in life?
Isn't it sad to think about people who have to actively search for this emoji on iMessage? Like, why are you not laughing at life? I kind of feel like it's a dog, or a child because it's always sitting right there waiting for me. Even if you don't find your friends funny, there's too much funny shit on the internet. I'm sorry, but you only have yourself to blame. Liven up, go rofl or something to get in the spirit. Lol.

11. My favourite exercise is a mix between a lunge and a crunch. I call it lunch
Amen. As soon as we wake up we think about food, and as we continue to go about our daily business, we also continue to think about food. But it's totally just planning ahead and being organised, right? We can pretend to be the 'omg I love going to the gym sooooo much' kinda gals but who are we kidding? Really, we're just running to Route 64 so we can binge a little harder when we chill with our boyfriends (Netflix) tonight.

12. I wonder how many calories bitches burn by jumping to conclusions
As instinctive over-thinkers of course what we do best is jump to conclusions. If we don't know the answer we try and find the answer and if we can't find it we take a guess and if that fails when we just completely make up a long-winded irrational reason to try and explain something all while going through a he hates me, he definitely wants me, maybe he's seeing someone else, did I get fat? thought process. 

Completely rational daily thought for many. There's so many other things you'd rather be doing in bed than getting up and doing life. What's the point in going to class when you can sleep? What's the point in going to the gym when you can eat, in bed? What's the point in stepping outside when you can visit your Gossip Girl family, in bed? Bed is always the best option. Period. Oh, also a good time to stay in bed. F mother nature.

14. Nothing ruins your Friday like realizing it's only Tuesday
Why is the week soooooo long? I mean, whose bright idea was it to dedicate five days to life and two days to fun? It should be illegal. Three day weekends should legit be a thing you know, for world peace and all that. Tuesday means there's still another three days before you can love life again and that in itself is quite frankly depressing. Oh, and whoever invented happy hump day... have a word. When was hump day EVER happy?

15. Who the fuck does my chocolate think it is telling me it's a share bag? Don't tell me what to do. You don't know me, you don't know what I've been through. I don't even like people so why would I want to share with them? Fuck off
Joey doesn't share. We really need to take the realistic approach where share bags are concerned because it's not as if we feel guilty demolishing an entire one to ourselves in one sitting. It's also extremely normal to contemplate leaving the house looking like a hobo to go and get another share bag. Strictly for our hands and mouth only. Food is sacred, therefore shouldn't be shared, agreed? Okay. Bye now.

16. i need a hug.........e bottle of wine
Hugs are great, but wine is also great. At the end of a long week it's totally okay to have a nice glass of wine to take the edge off. Or a bottle at the end of a long day (5pm). Don't judge. It might end in a banging headache, an embarrassing 300 second snapchat story and remnants of fake tan on your sheets the morning after, but I'm sure the saying is a glass of wine a day kept the doctor away...no?