Your Girl’s 20 – Wait, WHAT?

Dare I say it feels somewhat awkward to be looking at this blank post draft? A little . . . stiff. I’m out of practice.

Hello, beautiful people – you really might have forgotten me by this point; allow me to re-introduce myself. My name’s Mia, I run this mess of a blog and you love me.  Basically all the information you need to know at this point, let’s resume our relationship as if I haven’t been absent for the past few months.

This time last year, I posted “18. You Went By Too Soon“, which is essentially a love letter to the best year of my life. Well, what with how time works and everything, we seem to have reached yet another birthday and so we are writing a conclusion to yet another year.

So, 19: let’s go.

 19 has been a big one – if you’re a follower of this blog, you’ll be more than familiar with some of the plot twists life has taken this year. Namely, I kind of impulse-moved to Australia, which has been amazing, so no complaints on that.

Honestly, I was not expecting much from being 19. My best friend, Leila, and I have a theory about these kind of things: generally, you have one “down” year, where you’re saving and working and planning for next year . . . and then the next year you have an amazing one and rinse and repeat. Now, you could definitely argue the fact that we have not been alive long enough to know this definitively – but I’m a pretty cynical person and the fact I had such a good year at 18 meant I was patiently awaiting for the scales to balance themselves back out again.

Well, let me just say – regardless of if the zombie apocalpyse were to have broken out, 2018 would still be okay in my books purely by the fact Florence And The Machine blessed the world with more of her music.

Trying to summarise last year is slightly tricky – it was a weird one. If I’m being brutal, it wasn’t as good as 18 – it was by no means bad, a lot of cool stuff happened (I finally got to see Hamilton, we did a little travelling around Italy and . . . well, again, Florence and the Machine dropped new music) but it just didn’t hold the excitement that being 18 did.

Towards the end of it, that all started to change what with moving myself over to Australia – and I think I’ve finally realised what the difference is.

The thing that changed about being 18 was that my entire life was fun – it was balanced. It wasn’t necessarily that I did more during that year, but more that it felt like the actual day-to-day of my life was improved. When I was 19, that wasn’t so much the case. A lot of my friends were saving, so all the fun weekend trips and festivals were a no go, my new job was more stressful and everyone working with me was way older . . . it was by no means bad at all, but just wasn’t the year of having a fucking awesome time.

Hence the whole moving to Australia thing.

As I approached the end of being 19, the same sense of “okay, so this is what life should be!” hit me. I started to get into more of a life over here – and one that pretty closely resembles all the best parts of being 18 again. It’s been good fun – and it’s put me in a great spot for being 20.

So, yeah. I’m excited for this next year, dare I say we have a new contender for best year of my existence? Not to mention, your girl is no longer a teenager. When the hell did that happen?

Alright kids, I guess that’s this post done. It wasn’t particularly useful, but then you are on my website so that’s par for course. I can’t promise I’m going to be 100% active on here again – life is pretty busy at the moment – but I’m going to try! Anyways, hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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36 thoughts on “Your Girl’s 20 – Wait, WHAT?

  1. Happy birthday Mia!!
    Life is great, 18, 19, 20… each year is different and will bring you what you need 😉
    All the best in Australia!!

  2. Missed you crazy lady !! Hope you’re having the BEST time in Aus and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, everything you said makes so much sense. You always need that balance !! Lots of love xx

    1. Missed you too my love! Hope life hasn’t been too crazy Aus is freaking awesomeeeee cannot wait to share some stories xx

  3. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.
    Hannah says:

    Happy Birthday! First of all, I cannot believe that you are only 20 because you have the maturity of someone older, like 21/22, but I guess you did not go to University which tends to mature people faster. Hope you are having a lovely time in Australia and celebrating your birthday in style. xx

    1. Thank you lovely! Ahaha most people say the opposite but thank you 🙂 i most definitely am having the best time!xx

    1. HELL YAY FOR POSTS (bloody finally) may be drafting up a falls fest post as we speak xx

  4. Arundhati Basu – New Jersey, US – The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.
    Dippy Dotty Girl says:

    Happy birthday lovely one! Are you only 20?! *swoon. Hope you had a delightful time and a large chunk of cake. Here’s to a scintillating year for a girl who is top of the tops. xx

    1. Why thank you! I am indeed although I feel bloody older xx

  5. Bayance – Canada – If you're here, that means I liked/commented on your post which means you're awesome and I love your blogs...or you just clicked on my Gravatar for no reason. Anyways, you know what else is awesome? My blog! -> www.bayance.wordpress.com Lol just kidding it's terrible but check it out anyways. And follow me if you want but it'll only take a second. Plus, you're only going to get a notification that I uploaded thrice - is thrice even a word?- a week. So what are you waiting for? Go now! Okay I sound like a commercial. See you around. Bayyy.
    Bayance says:

    Why do I feel like you made that 18 post yesterday?!! I’m aging too fast. I loved hearing how life has been like for you and I really hope for all the best to 20. Hope you enjoyed your birthday and do not ever leave blogging like this again – this grandma got worried.

    1. GIRL TELL ME ABOUT IT!!! Like I still remember my 18th birthday party thank you so much you lovely ladyyy, promise I’m going to try being more active!x

  6. I missed you on here beautiful! I was already worried about you. I’m glad to know from you again. Did you got my letter? Happy birthday lovely girl! I wish you lots of fun, health, love and happiness this new year. Enjoy your time in Australia You are awesome and I love your blog. I wish that we meet one day. I love you

    1. Thank you so much your gorgeous human sorry, I’ve just been so painfully busy – currently working a LOT. I did receive the letter thank you, it was absolutely lovely so much love to you, hope you have a great 2019 darl xx

  7. Happy birthday, Mia! I missed seeing your posts in the reader! I hope you have an amazing year – as amazing as you are
    ps. The photos are stunning

    1. Thank you so much you lovely human! <3 Excited to be back blogging again 🙂 xx

  8. Happy belated birthday Miaaa! Missed you on here. Sounds/looks like you’re having the time of your life in aus! I turn 20 in May and to be honest… I’m kind of sad. 19 was one of the best years in my life, I got to experience / achieve so much and really came out of my shell. Wishing you all the best, can’t wait to read more from you again xxx

    1. FIONAAAA! I’ve missed you! How’s life treating ya girl? And honestly it’s been amazing so far! Loving it 🙂 I definitely understand that bittersweet feeling… 20 will be just as great for you though girl! xx

  9. H.A.Ivy – I mean, to be frank with you do people actually read these? Undecided. I do know it's an excellent thing to write when you're trying to procrastinate from literally anything else. Technically I'm supposed to write on these for another obligation but you know what-we'll procrastinate on that one too. Mainly because people will be reading and judging that one. Though if you've gotten this far it's probably because you're genuinely hoping to find information about me, and to put it simply, there's not much to tell. I'm a fairly average person who prefers to have panic attacks about small things, and then when something's big I say "ah screw it" and move on with my life because who has time to dwell, not me that's who. Not with college and other stressful life requirements like not procrastinating on things. But in all seriousness, if you have made it this far, kudos to you. I'm H.A.Ivy, or Ivy, or Hazi or random girl that should shut up. I'm old (there's still a "teen" slapped after my age number so I'll let you figure it out), I enjoy writing, playing video games, and annoying my family. And of course, my ultimate goal is to take over the world, after I finish whatever this is.
    HaziWords says:

    Happy birthday! I think I remember finding your blog shortly before/after last year’s post. I hope this year tops the past one for you!

    1. That’s crazy … how did i manage to trick you into staying for so long, ay? 😉 Thanks girl!

      1. H.A.Ivy – I mean, to be frank with you do people actually read these? Undecided. I do know it's an excellent thing to write when you're trying to procrastinate from literally anything else. Technically I'm supposed to write on these for another obligation but you know what-we'll procrastinate on that one too. Mainly because people will be reading and judging that one. Though if you've gotten this far it's probably because you're genuinely hoping to find information about me, and to put it simply, there's not much to tell. I'm a fairly average person who prefers to have panic attacks about small things, and then when something's big I say "ah screw it" and move on with my life because who has time to dwell, not me that's who. Not with college and other stressful life requirements like not procrastinating on things. But in all seriousness, if you have made it this far, kudos to you. I'm H.A.Ivy, or Ivy, or Hazi or random girl that should shut up. I'm old (there's still a "teen" slapped after my age number so I'll let you figure it out), I enjoy writing, playing video games, and annoying my family. And of course, my ultimate goal is to take over the world, after I finish whatever this is.
        HaziWords says:

        I’m a sucker for quality content

      2. H.A.Ivy – I mean, to be frank with you do people actually read these? Undecided. I do know it's an excellent thing to write when you're trying to procrastinate from literally anything else. Technically I'm supposed to write on these for another obligation but you know what-we'll procrastinate on that one too. Mainly because people will be reading and judging that one. Though if you've gotten this far it's probably because you're genuinely hoping to find information about me, and to put it simply, there's not much to tell. I'm a fairly average person who prefers to have panic attacks about small things, and then when something's big I say "ah screw it" and move on with my life because who has time to dwell, not me that's who. Not with college and other stressful life requirements like not procrastinating on things. But in all seriousness, if you have made it this far, kudos to you. I'm H.A.Ivy, or Ivy, or Hazi or random girl that should shut up. I'm old (there's still a "teen" slapped after my age number so I'll let you figure it out), I enjoy writing, playing video games, and annoying my family. And of course, my ultimate goal is to take over the world, after I finish whatever this is.
        HaziWords says:

  10. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.
    kittyp0p says:

    Happy happy I hope your 20th year is the best one yet!

  11. kiki | soyvirgo.com – Internet – call me Kiki. I'm a multidimensional gal who loves cats, games, married at 20, and is on pinterest most of the time... I also run an online shop and blogging community ( that i try to be active on...) · . ✷ ·  ✧ ⊹   ˚ ✫ . . ·   ✦  · . ✧   . I don't mind staying home all day, relaxing with cats, my husbo and binge watching a show with some homemade vegan foods ʚ♡ɞ I write about experiences in law of attraction, being a mexican vegan, marriage, dealing with long distance, cats, art, anime and more lifestyle stuff. It's pretty much a mess but it's my mess. ʚ♡ɞ I'm learning to fall in love with living and finding happiness in just being alive, I want my readers to find that happiness too ♡ ↳ my website is slowly turning into a community where people can share their knowledge and advice to others. If you're interested in writing, txt me! ↳ my loves: my cute soulmate, kpop groups, memes, pastels, cute things. j-drama, anime, making playlists and lists in general, genuine kind people, matcha, editing themes, the number 9, (can this get any longer?) See my links below for more!
    soyvirgo says:

    Aww Mia!! Happy 20! congrats on being an adult, I guess lol???
    I hope your twenties are full of happiness, awesome memories! Good luck on making this year better than when you were 18!

    I want to try making every year better than the last, so I only wish the same for u!!
    Let’s have fun! ♡♡

  12. Happy birthday ! Happy to see you again here great post, it’s important to look at the year with distance and learn from what happened to you! Wishing you an amazing year!

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