Age 21: A review

Very recently, I celebrated my 22nd birthday and therefore ended my year of being 21. Being 21 is quite a milestone age and this got me thinking about what I had achieved and what new things I had experienced at 21. So, I have decided to review my year, to see if being 21 is the milestone year its cracked up to be.

Here’s a summarised list of my 21 experience.

  1. Realising that drinking is not worth the hangover.
  2. Experiencing my first real loss. The death of my beloved Granddad.
  3. Quitting my first real job. I was a Barista.
  4. Going on my first holiday with my boyfriend. Lake district. Loved it.
  5. Getting my second proper job. A wench. Very Glamorous.
  6. Realising that Shisha gives me a worse hangover than alcohol, and that I don’t think it’s meant to.
  7. Deciding that my partying days are over. (To be honest they never really began.)
  8. Moving in with my boyfriend!
  9. My first Christmas without my complete family. Bereavement hits hard.
  10. Severely burning my left hand in a soup accident. All healed now, but I was concerned I’d lost my fingerprints for a few weeks.
  11. Leaving my wench job. I really wasn’t happy about the burning soup.
  12. Developing Thanatophobia and anxiety.
  13. Starting my degree in History. Best decision I’ve ever made.
  14. Finally deciding to become a writer.
  15. Starting up my blog.
  16. Writing a screenplay.
  17. Finding my christian faith again. Thanks Hillsong!
  18. Starting a novel. Fingers crossed.

In the very beautiful lake district.

And here’s my list of everything I want to achieve as a 22 year old.

  1. Finish my novel.
  2. Publish my novel.
  3. Help raise awareness for hedgehogs. (They need our help!)
  4. Raise awareness and help those caught up in Human Trafficking. It’s a bigger problem than a lot of us think.
  5. Move out of my parents house.
  6. Continue learning to manage my Thanatophobia and anxiety.
  7. Writing, writing and more writing.
  8. Campaign for better protection of our ancient forests and woodland habitats.
  9. Even if its just in a small way I want to turn 23 knowing that I made the world a little better when I was 22.


Thank you for reading this blog post, I hope it wasn’t too long. I’d really love to know what your experiences were of being 21 or what you hope to achieve when you are 21. Also, if you want more information on Thanatophobia, Anxiety, Hedgehogs or Human Trafficking, then let me know and I will do a blog post on those subjects. Please leave comments below, I can’t wait to read them.


Liz Earle Rose and Cedrat Cleanser

Happy Good Friday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend as much as I am. I see this time of year as a great time to indulge myself a bit so I thought it would be nice to try the new limited edition Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser.

I’ve loved the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser for about 5 years now since my mum introduced me to it and in that time I’ve tried every single limited edition cleanser and I’ve never been disappointed. The great thing about Liz Earle is how natural and luxurious the products are, I’m a proud supporter of living life as naturally as possible so it was great to find a product that actually worked and stuck to a good ethos.


Another skin saviour by Liz Earle.

This year the limited edition Cleanser is Rose and Cedrat so the smell is fresh and spring-like. Rose is anti-bacterial and anti-inflamatory so is great at keeping away those annoying spots, and Cedrat is sort of like a lemon so has that invigorating citrus scent and feel which is perfect for waking up your skin ready for spring.

Since I started using the Rose and Cedrat cleanser I’ve noticed that the redness that plagues my T-zone has seriously calmed down so I’m not having to use as much foundation and concealer to cover it up allowing my skin to breathe more. Also my skin just feels so nourished, over winter I find my skin gets drier than in summer so when I started using the Rose and Cedrat cleanser I finally felt like my skin was softer and my moisturiser became a lot more effective.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that my mood improves when I use this cleanser. I’ve really been suffering from the winter blues this year but now in the mornings I feel positive about the rest of the day and in the evenings I feel calm, relaxed and ready for sleep.

The Rose and Cedrat Limited Edition Hot Cloth Cleanser is yet another winner from Liz Earle. Click here to be taken to the Liz Earle website.

Have you tried the new Liz Earle cleanser? What are your Easter skin treats? Please let me know in the comments below.