As of 4:42am this morning, I am technically an adult! Sounds weird. Hi there, adult world! As birthdays go I’ve had a pretty chilled one, ’cause my friend had an absolute ball of an 18th party last night so I’m saving mine for a few weeks. Opened presents, played (lol that makes me sound about 3) with presents during the day, family time, best friend time, and been out for a family meal in a bit. And I legally had a drink. ;D My ‘main present’ was a Canon G7X camera that I had all intention of using whilst out – then I realised I hadn’t charged it so no foody photos today. #BirthdaySelfie though!
To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure what my ‘birthday post’ should be, so I’ve gone for ’18 things I’ve learnt about myself in my 18 years’. The good, the bad, and the just plain weird. Here goes:
If there’s something to trip over/slip on, I will trip over it/slip on it. Things I’ve tripped/slipped on: banana skin, grape, pebble, thin air…
I’m stubborn, which has its advantages and disadvantages
I never (well, rarely) say no to food. What can I say, I’m a foodie gal.
I regularly make an absolute idiot of myself. I’ve got better in recent years, but only slightly! Funny example – in year 8 my best friend and I had been in the upstairs art classroom at school, on our own. I nipped downstairs for a minute to ask a teacher something, then on my way back up the stairs thought it would be funny to make my friend jump by shouting ‘RAHHRRR’ and jump out from behind the computers. Which I did, except 2 year 11 boys were actually sitting at said computers, not my best friend. So year 8 Lily just launched herself into the air, shouting ‘RAHHRRR’, right in these boys’ faces. SO COOL. (I fled the room 2 seconds later)
Tbh, I should just make a separate post with my embarrassing stories.
I’m indecisive. Hence why choosing an outfit can take half an hour, choosing a meal at a restaurant is SO difficult, and I’m studying 4 subjects that couldn’t be more different because I didn’t want to choose one ‘kind’ of thing.
I procrastinate. Did someone say Buzzfeed?
Sometimes I’m like the most organised person ever, other times my room is a bombsite, my bag is a bombsite, and my life is basically a bombsite too. But sometimes I like ALL the lists.
I’m good at sticking with things. I don’t tend to give up on much.
I’m not totally a city girl or a country bumpkin. I like both equally, but don’t think I’d want to live in a big city or in the middle of nowhere full-time. London? Fun, yes, but I’ll take it in small doses thanks.
I like tradition. Just been to the same restaurant that’s been the place of all celebrations for years.
I’m a people person. HIIIII.
That said, I actually don’t mind my own company sometimes too, something I’ve discovered more recently! Not having to fit to anybody else’s schedule, that kinda thing. Exploring on your own can be pretty fun.
I’m destined to be ginger. No matter what shade of brown or auburn I dye my hair, it fades ginger. And not usually a nice warm redhead shade either – a weird brassy ginger that is notttt good.
My taste hasn’t changed much in yearssss. Still bringing out the year 7 coats. 😀
…ok so these are getting really difficult to think of now…
I like being the older sibling. Must be so weird having an older bro or sis! Would just be weird full stop having a sister.
I’m a caffeine addict. Need my morning coffee and lunchtime coffee and evening tea and nighttime tea pls.
I’m really unpredictable with the people I like. I think I’ve learnt that I don’t really have a type! Different traits work differently on different people.
I don’t *think* I’m particularly an optimist or pessimist. I’d say I’m pretty realist, most of the time. I have my moments though!
And that’s eighteen 😛 Happy last 2 hours of my birthday to me <3 <3 <3
lily kate x
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Max9th November 2015 at 3:01 pm
Happy 18th birthday! May adulthood be as great as childhood and adolescence!! I hope you have had a lovely dinner and celebrations! I like your 18 things. It sounds like you know a fair bit about yourself. I was also worried about the ginger or orange hair. Why does it do that? Anyways, have a good one and RAHHR to you too.
lily kate9th November 2015 at 10:05 pm
Thank you Max! Who knows what the next 18 years will bring eh? 😛 And what else I will learn about myself!
Olympia9th November 2015 at 4:28 pm
Happy birthday Lily Kate. You are one of my absolutely favourite bloggers. Yes, I like your outfit posts etc but I love your general observations on life. How did you get to be so wise when the rest of us are so confused? Seriously, enjoy your birthday. Olympia.
lily kate9th November 2015 at 10:07 pm
Thank you very much Olympia! Makes me so happy to be one of your favourite bloggers – I’m flattered!
Oh I’m still very confused haha, don’t you worry. 😛
Emilia9th November 2015 at 9:37 pm
Happy birthday Lily! Hope you had a wonderful day 🙂 sisters are awful by the way, you’re welcome to one of mine! Have a nice time being 18! xx p.s. ginger is beautiful, just look at Jess Glynne!
lily kate9th November 2015 at 10:13 pm
Thank you Emilia! Haha I’ll stick with my brother. 😉
I wish my hair would be ginger like hers – I love redheads! However mine goes an awful brassy green-ish shade which is not so nice. 😛
Pendle Stitches10th November 2015 at 3:32 pm
I’m a bit late to the party but happy birthday, m’dear. I can still remember 9 year old you knitting socks at Borders. 😉
lily kate12th November 2015 at 5:44 pm
Thank you Evie! I can still remember that too haha – feels like a long time ago!