Blimey. 23.

How does the time pass so quickly, how is it 10 years since I started high school and how is it 12 whole years since Mean Girls came out? The mind boggles.

Over the years I have learnt a couple of tings. Mostly that time passes by SO QUICKLY. It feels like yesterday I was drinking wine in Bruges with my Mum celebrating my 22nd, now I’m sat ere’ drinking wine in Spain with Matt a whole 365 days later. Age is a funny old thing, pretty much erryone thinks that age defines us but it is just a number. We will always feel 18 at heart, we just gather experience as we go.


Too many people (myself included) can’t help but measure success on age, putting themselves or other people down if they haven’t ticked off certain achievements by a particular number. Don’t fancy going to uni? It ain’t for everyone. Want to drop everything and travel the world? It will most likely be the best decision you ever made. Take your time and fully indulge into what makes you happy in this moment, everything will fall in to place, trust me.

As the years slip by you learn that each and every day is so precious. Those simple pleasures, the slow Sunday mornings drinking fresh coffee in bed, the damn good food and wine with friends, the feeling of dipping your shoulders beneath cool water when you are bladdy roasting. All these little moments form memories and smiles for years to come.


I have also learnt over the years to feel comfortable in my own skin (or at least try my best). These years are so defining and the things people say to you sticks around in your mind for a long ole time. The craziest thing is looking back of pictures just a few years ago and wondering why I felt so self conscious. We deserve to love our body and mind a little bit more.

On that note, I’m off to swim in my sassy new Boden birthday suit, eat my weight in tapas and drink up aaaall the sangria.


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  • Happy birthday! Learning to be comfortable in your own skin is such an important lesson, it’s one that I’m struggling with but it’s so important!

    Carolyn x

    • Aaah cheers Carolyn :) It was such a lovely day, just chilled out by the sea and ate aaall the tapas Spain has to offer! It is, something I’m working on too! Immy x

  • Janet B May

    My mother-in-law once said to me, “It’s not that I’m old. It’s just that I’ve lived for a long time.” I’m beginning to feel that myself at 69, and you’re doing a marvellous job of having a brilliant attitude at 23!

    • Hello Janet! So true, age definitely doesn’t define us – even though it feels as if it does sometimes! It would be lovely to see you soon :) Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    Happy birthday my love, you look gorgeous! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you so much lovely lady! I hope you are well and all the wedding planning is going swimmingly! Immy x

  • Happy birthday! You look amazing! 23 is a great age to be :) Aiming to be comfortable in your own skin is a great attitude to have, something I’m working on too! x

    • Thank yoooou Polly! :) Will see what this year brings, eep! Super important, but so hard as well – it really shouldn’t be, uuuh society! I hope you are well my love :) Immy x

  • Evelyn

    happy belated birthday! may your dream always come true! have a great day

  • HBD dear,,, maybe you need to consider spending a weekend in Bali (island very beautiful in our State).