48 life lessons I learned in 2015

It’s New Year’s Eve and despite whatever ~hard times~ and ~struggles~ may have occurred (in my case job insecurity, financial instability, anxious stressin’ and my first panic attacks *balloon emoji*) it’s also good to #takestock of good memories, so to that end SOUND THE SELF-INDULGENCE ALARM because I’m going hard here.

1. Seeing friends on-stage is still amazing

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2. We could literally be Heroes

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3. People love it when you talk Pokemon on Grindr (that Views tally has since hit 160,000)

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4. Seeing your thing on a shelf in a big book shop is A+

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5. Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Wilson are shorter than expected


6. So is Simon Cowell

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7. Briefs is still getting more and more fun


8. Spending money you can barely afford on bottles of prosecco for the whole group will end well for neither your head nor your finances


9. When you wonder what it’ll be like to have your picture in a newspaper with a circulation of 1.3 million, you should consider the possibility they’ll pick a FOUL ONE

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10. Masquerading as a professional actor is an unbeatable way to spend two months

Positive - Shaun Kitchener - Park90 - 9th July 2015 Producer - Ann Pinnington Director - Harry Burton Designer - Marcio Santarosa Lighting - Nic Farman Cast includes Ryan J Brown, Nathalie Barclay, Sally George, Timothy George, Saun Kitchener, Paul Heelis.



12. PINOOOOOOOT NOIR is iconic

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13. Instagram opportunities like this aren’t actually comfortable. Sitting under a tree is the worst.

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14. BREAKING: I babble

15. Trying to put not one but two plays together in the space of three weeks is quite difficult

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16. Davina McCall is sorry

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17. Family house parties are great

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18. I have friends who are surprisingly good at pool (compared to myself)…

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19. …and friends who should host documentaries on miniature golf

20. …and friends who are ON THE LITERAL TELEVISION

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21. Some of my fashion choices from bygone years are fucking atrocious in the cold light of 2015

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22. BUT I do have the ability to make money out them

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23. Semi-ironic Christmas cards are a thing now


24. If a tube station looks closed at 5am, sneaking into a side door won’t magically make any trains start running


25. It’s good to be self-critical…

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26. …but appreciating when you make a step in the right direction is good because THEM THINGS ARE RARE

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27. Reunion-like events need to happen more often because they’re damn FUN

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28. Also, at the other end of the spectrum, meeting ‘people off Twitter’ in real life is great and they should be met more often (sidebar: loads came to see Positive and it was one of my genuine favourite things of life so thank you v much)


29. If you do anything ~whacky~ without informing Instagram, it doesn’t count

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30. I live in a really nice city…

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31. …and exploring new parts of it is great

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32. My #personalbrand is beginning to emerge

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33. Pre-new-job nerves are horrible but the payoff can be amazing (I should know, having experienced them no less than four times in 2015)

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34. Hair is just really not my thing

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35. Working with #faves will never get old




38. Amsterdam is lovely…


39. …but staying in a ludicrously fancy hotel doesn’t mean your boyfriend won’t still get drunk and vomit KFC all over it


40. At least he’s clever


41. It’s completely fine that going out-out is becoming less and less of a regular thing because A) when it does happen, it’s great…


42. …and B) staying at home with supermarket own-brand trifle is also A+

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43. Singing nonsense in front of a live studio audience is not a skill I am blessed with

44. Parties are a great time to trial future OK! magazine shoots

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45. Diving across a spiky hob to try and swipe your brother’s Christmas hat could (COULD) end in peril

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46. Being reviewed by ‘big’ critics is scary…

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47. …but not as vital as a friend reviewing one of your faves’ albums. Truth.


48. Finally, and perhaps most importantly of all, we should always treasure those who’ll perform an interpretive dance to 2 Become 1 when they think they’re alone

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