26 THINGS I LOVED ABOUT MY 26TH YEAR

How the hell am I now 26? Honestly, where does the time go? It feels like only 5 minutes ago I was turning 18 and somehow, I have now been an adult for 8 years! Like every year, my 26th was a rollercoaster but I honestly believe, it was my best so far.

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I had a wonderfully relaxing holiday sipping coconuts and wandering along the beaches of Goa.

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I started regular meditation which I truly believe has made a great impact on my outlook on life.

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I have had some incredible, quality family time and there is nothing more important to me. It brings me so much joy to have Ash included in my family.

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I lived in Gran Canaria for 4 months and whilst I hated it for a long time, I grew to love it and appreciate the time I spent there.

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I spent another year with my soulmate and our relationship really developed in a beautiful way.

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I returned home to the UK and I love having stability in my life.

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I spent an extra special Christmas with my family.

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From somewhere, I developed a new level on confidence in myself which has allowed me to be more vocal about my opinions.

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After a few years of slower reading, my love of books picked back up again.

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I got my own place with Ash and I am so happy here.

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I explored the Golden Circle of Iceland which was one of the most beautiful places and one of the best days of my life.

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I returned to my drama group reuniting with theatre, my first love.

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I explored an abandoned tube station which has been on my bucket list for years.

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I became the travel editor for The Growing Up Guide which was a role I really loved.

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I became a qualified meditation teacher which I am yet to put into practise but proud of myself for completing.

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I received the managers choice award for my hard work in Cyprus.

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I parasailed and jetskiied for the first time.

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I laughed a million times more than I cried.

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I saw wild flamingos at Limassol Salt Lake.

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I started to view life from a more mindful perspective.

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I ran in the Paphos Beer Marathon which as a non-runner, I was really proud of myself.

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I met elephants and monkeys in India.

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I swam in the Blue Lagoon.

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I feel like I really found who I am as a person.

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I found my happy place.

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I made memories that will last a lifetime.


All opinions are my own and just that: opinions. This blog post was not sponsored or endorsed in any way.

6 thoughts on “26 THINGS I LOVED ABOUT MY 26TH YEAR

  1. abbeylouisarose says:

    Ah Steph you packed so so much into the past year! You’ve achieved so many amazing things, especially going from starting meditation to becoming a qualified teacher – that’s awesome! It sounds like you and Ash have been going from strength to strength and you’re settled in well to UK life, which makes me so happy to see! Wishing you even more happiness in your 27th year!

    Abbey xxx

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