17 things I’ve learned by age 17

Yesterday, I turned 17. It feels so weird when I type this number… It is going to take me a long time till I get used to it.

This year, I wasn’t excited at all about my birthday; I didn’t even organize a birthday party cause I wasn’t in the mood for one. However, on the day before my birthday, I felt like all of the emotions that I was trying to ignore decided to make an appearance. I kinda had a breakdown, I started crying. I was just not believing that I was about to turn 17. Next year I’ll be 18 which means that I will officially be an adult and after two years, I finish high school. So, I started to feel anxious cause I still don’t know what I want to do with my life or what universities I should apply for… But I was also grateful for the fact that my life finally starts to be the way that I want.

After I calmed down I came to the conclusion that I should reflect on my past years and see what I’ve learned. I know it’s pretty cliché and cheesy and almost everyone does this kind of thing, but I really enjoy reading lists like these. And what a better way to celebrate my birthday on my blog than drawing a list like this up.

Therefore, here are 17 things I’ve learned by age 17.

  1. Change occurs. You cannot stop it. Embrace it, instead.
  2. A phone call draws the line between true friends and acquaintances.
  3. Nature heals every single wound, whether it’s physical or spiritual.
  4. Don’t desire. After you get what you lust for, you lose interest in it. Focus on the things that you need, appreciate and love.
  5. Being open to new things is the key to memorable adventures and experiences.
  6. Loneliness is cool. You’re not lame if you spend most of the time alone or if you do certain things alone.
  7. 2/10 middle school friends turn into high school friends (and maybe into lifetime friends)
  8. Sometimes, people want you to make the first move. They want to see if you really care about them.
  9. Don’t rush things. Everything comes at the right time.
  10. Cheeseburgers are not the only thing you can eat at McDonald’s.
  11. Thrift store clothes are bomb. You shouldn’t be ashamed to buy them. Most of them are good quality, unique and very fucking cheap.
  12. Having a boyfriend is not necessary. Do your thing. Alone.
  13. Body hair is something normal. Be cool with it.
  14. Girls can fucking swear if that’s what they want.
  15. Weird? Nah, mate. Authentic.
  16. You don’t have to be a doctor in order to have a succesful career.
  17. Loving yourself is the first step towards true happiness.

Well, all I can say is that I can’t wait to see what other things I’ll add to the list before I turn 18.

Have a lovely day, dear readers. Lots of love xx 🙂

Cravings

I’ve been thinking about you lately,

Even though I never wanted to.

My mind hasn’t forgotten the things that you’ve done to me,

But it seems that my heart only wants you.


We all have that one lover that just won’t leave our mind and soul too soon…  It’s not nice when you are awake and all you can think about is your past love, but to be honest, I don’t exactly mind it, cause it fills my imagination and my emotions are on high alert and my creativity is at a maximum level, so…

But don’t let the past decide your future. Don’t base your actions on something that happened a long time ago. Be focused on the present cause it’s the only thing that truly helps you build a prosperous future.

I am grateful for… #2

Being able to visit my grandma whenever I want.

She lives at about half an hour away from me in a small village which is situated pretty much in the heart of Nature. There is a forest, a tiny river (I think you call that a torrent, but I’m not sure) loads of fields with flowers and corn and orchards, hills and many other wonderful elements of Nature.

I didn’t tell her that I was going to visit her and she was so happy and surprised. It made me feel extremely good. Small gestures like these make our life worth living.

Behind our house, there is a small orchard where I like to spend my time during summers. A huge pear tree rises to the sky and covers the sun, so that I can relax in the shadows.

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I love lying in the grass and looking up to the sky to try to spot the sun between the branches.

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My dog, Pufi, keeps me company. He is such a lovely little creature. He makes so happy.

After a few hours I went to a place near my house where you can find a bunch of rocks and I picked some up… 162 to be exactly. And of course I had to sort them by colour haha.

Then I went home and ate a delicious watermelon with my grandma. We talked and laughed and I helped her with the garden.

I am truly grateful for wonderful days like this one. I was happy and my grandma noticed that. She even told my mom that she has never seen me so full of life and with such a big smile on my face. I am grateful for those words, too.

I just can’t wait to see what other lovely days has good ol’ summer prepared for me.

Love and Peace, dear readers!