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

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6. So is Simon Cowell

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7. Briefs is still getting more and more fun

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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

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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.

11. It’s #JUSTATAMPON

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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

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

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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

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36. For the love of God DO NOT GET DRUNK AND SEND AWKWARD LIPSYNC VIDEOS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHILST WITHIN THE CLUB

37. SERIOUSLY, DON’T.

38. Amsterdam is lovely…

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

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40. At least he’s clever

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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…

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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.

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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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