In My Twenties

It's my 20th birthday today. And my twenties are going to be my selfish years.

Not out of spite/resentment, but as a form of self-affirmation.

The way I see it, these few years ahead are crucial. They are mine to mould, craft and shape in whatever direction I see fit. Personally and professionally. To choose me before others. Unapologetically. To use what I've previously learnt, through trials and tribulations of my teenage self, and manipulate those lessons to drive me forward. To not look at a mistake and see failure but to recognise the opportunity for growth and improvement. To live and let live.

To choose me before others, again.

Unapologetically. Honestly. Sympathetically.

I'm learning to follow my own intuition, and two decades later the greatest lesson I've learnt from the path I've walked is the importance of self-care. To selfishly put myself first. And to own the confidence/apprehension/vulnerability that accompanies it.

The sweetest blessing I can/will embrace in simply my being. Right in this very moment.

Here's to honouring my youth. Embracing the journey. And becoming the woman I know and can be.

Faye x

 

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. falidude says:

    I really like this post and I think in some circumstances it’s ok to put yourself first. It’s your life and your happiness matters

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you, I appreciate it! And definitely agree with this, now feels like the time to focus on self!

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  2. gotmeghan says:

    Happy very belated birthday! 🙂

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      1. gotmeghan says:

        You’re welcome! 🙂

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  3. Laura Jacques says:

    Welcome to your twenties! Finding who you really are and taking risks is exactly what you should be doing 🙂 great post, I’m 24 and have realised I should be doing more of it!! X

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    1. Faye says:

      Haha thank you, I look forward to what these years have to bring! It’s now or never right? 😆 xo

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      1. Laura Jacques says:

        Lots of things Im sure 😊😊 haha yup too true! X

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  4. Hey. I turned 20 few months ago and that’s why I started my blog. I felt so connected while reading your post! Happy and successful twenties to you!

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    1. Faye says:

      Hey!! Welcome to the 20s club! Thank you, I’m glad you did feel that way, I often try to write in a way which resonates with others. Sometimes it does, like with yourself. Other times it doesn’t (and that’s fine too)! Thank you very much! Same to you x

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  5. enisette says:

    I love this tbhly, im turning 20 in a few months and I’m pretty sure I wanna do the same thing for the next few years – look after and improve myself as much as I can. I wanna take the time to put myself first and really invest in self care! It’s so important, I’m really realising that lately. Good luck adulting haha I hope it all goes well!
    Xx

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you!! And tbh it’s the right way to go about things, time to invest in ourselves. Haha thanks, and you too 😆 xx

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  6. Heather Bee says:

    As someone who is soon exiting her twenties, you have the right idea. This is the time to live unapologetically and find yourself; I am so excited for you. ♥

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    1. Faye says:

      Aw thank you! I’m also looking forward to what these years hold! (Also I’m sure your 30’s would proceed as your 20s, so you’ll do just a fine) xo

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  7. andthenzen says:

    Happy birthday, lovely lady! 🙊 It’s my twentieth birthday in a couple of weeks too, and I plan on living by this whole notion as well! Here’s to our 20’s.. 🖤

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you!! Haha yes, it’s the best way forward xo

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  8. Lucia Paps says:

    happy birthday! i’ll be turning 20 soon too and I couldn’t agree with this more! ❤ x

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    1. Faye says:

      Aw thank you! And a happy early birthday to you xo

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  9. anishoza says:

    Belated Happy Birthday Faye. Keep on writing 😃

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you very much!

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  10. KathrinS says:

    Happy birthday! We were born almost on the same day (mine’s the 8th) but in different years. I agree that you should absolutely be ‘selfish’ in your twenties!! So far I’ve spent a year in New York, travelled around the US and Europe, danced in a contemporary youth company, and made friends all over the world. Your twenties are awesome!!

    Kathrin — http://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you! Oh wow, that sounds amazing! I’m glad you’re making the most of these years!

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  11. coffeepausejournal says:

    Happy birthday! ^^

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank youu 🙂

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  12. You’re not wrong, that’s EXACTLY what your twenties are all about. Good for you for working it out at the beginning! 👍🏻

    Kirsty

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you so much! 20 but still clueless and I’m okay with that (for now)!

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    1. Faye says:

      Wow, thank you for reblogging!

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      1. TizzyMatic says:

        No problem. Gotta spread the message when the message deserves to be spread, ya know.

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      2. Faye says:

        Once again, thank you. Appreciate that 🙂

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  13. TizzyMatic says:

    Happy birthday!! Great personal message to spread to others, too. Something others might need to hear if they’re dealing with self-care issues.

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    1. Faye says:

      Thanks I appreciate that! And ofc, putting your own needs/happiness first is important

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      1. TizzyMatic says:

        You’re welcome. You’re right and I hope ya bday is going great!

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      2. Faye says:

        It went well thank you!!

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  14. Happy birthday/belated birthday? But Happy 20th birthday! I have to say that you are completely right in putting yourself first in these next coming years. You need to figure out who you are, what you want, and who genuinely cares about you! I’m super excited to see what you do throughout the next few years. I expect huge things from you xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you! (Still my bday for the next 2 hours). It only seems fit and now in my 20s seems like the right time to focus on myself, as I’m sure others should too. That’s so (so) kind thank you so much!! xxx

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  15. Happy birthday!🎉🎈

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  16. Neal says:

    Happy Birthday Faye. Hope you get everything you wish for 🙂

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    1. Faye says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

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