It Really Is The Little Things

Instead of writing a whole post about something you guys would enjoy like blogging advice that could have hypothetically changed your life/blogging career, I decided to be a little more self absorbed than I already am and tell you a little story about something that happened to ME at the mall the other day.

About a week ago, I had to go to the mall to do a bit of shopping and pick up some stuff and it wasn’t the best week ever. I was sort of exhausted, had a lot going on and for some reason my hair just decided to be at it’s worst behaviour so it’s safe to say I wasn’t feeling my best. Plus, this trip to the mall was unexpected so it sort of got in the way of what I had planned for the afternoon which was taking a very long nap. It was hot, humid, my allergies were all over the place, my shoes that I wear all the time were biting for whatever reason and I was just walking from one store to the other trying to get this over with.

As you can guess I wasn’t in the best mood ever and I wasn’t exactly feeling myself. I was pretty dressed down- I was wearing an oversized t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. As I walked to the next store these two girls who I’m assuming were teenagers told me they liked my shirt! I was super surprised so at first I was like what’s happening but I think I managed to say thank you lol. It was such a nice experience and made my day so much better especially since it was so unexpected.

I know this may not seem like a big deal but I’m almost 25 now which is quite far from my teenage years. Although I try to keep up with the latest trends and stuff I’m not too great at it and to be quite honest I wasn’t even good at keeping up with the trends when I was an actual teenager. BUT as an adult a compliment from teenagers is actually a really big deal! It proves for once and for all that I am indeed still hip and happening…

I’ve been feeling a little old with the grey hair coming in and the wrinkles on my forehead appearing (thanks university). I know it’s dumb to feel old at 24 but I think it is actually hardest in your twenties. One minute you’re the teen who hates everything adults like, know all the latest music/trends/slang, consider yourself cool and feel like that’s never going to change and the next minute you’re an adult that your teen self would probably not even recognise. In your twenties you’re stuck between being an adult and a kid and it’s so weird. I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone else in their twenties or if I’m just rambling but that’s just how I feel at 24 I guess.

So, yeah, it was nice to feel like a teenager again or at least like I can still fit in with teenagers (I absolutely can not) even if it was just for a few minutes. The moral of the story I guess is that if you have something nice to say to someone please go ahead and say it. It could really make their whole day. With the way things are in the world we could all use some kind words in our lives and we could all try to be a little nicer to one another.

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62 thoughts on “It Really Is The Little Things

  1. I know exactly what you mean Pooja, I’m 28 and a few weeks ago a teenager complimented the dorky looking overalls I was wearing and I was really shocked. She asked me where I got them and I was just flabbergasted she liked them. Great post, thank you for sharing your experience!

  2. Interesing. In the immortal words of my Great Uncle Henry, “For All (thumping his crippled hand from an accident in his twenties)…the first 50 years were the hardest” He was in his 80’s at the time and had just walked to the head of the road…a few miles at least and stopped in for a rest. Wondered why he was tired and wondered if my father could give him a ride the rest of the way home. I can still hear him chatting with my father….many years later 🙂 Teens aren’t known for their spectacular sense of common sense…so all in all, worse things than being 25 🙂 Glad you’re still happening 🙂

  3. Aww I’m so happy someone made your day. It really is the little things indeed! I would have guessed you were 19. 24?! 🤔 That’s not old in my dictionary anyway 😄 I totally get what you mean by feeling sandwiched between a childhood hangover and adulthood 😓 I’m not in my 20s yet, but I feel like time flew mercilessly and that I shouldn’t be this old! (I turn 18 in 4 days). Sorry, that was long 😅 Here’s a compliment from another teenager: You’re amazing! You’re gorgeous and you’re an outstanding writer 😊😉

    1. Aww thanks- I do get mistaken for a teenager sometimes lol 😂 Yup 18 is a weird time. You’re an adult and a kid and it’s super confusing lol. Thank you so much and you’re totally awesome and a great blogger too! 😊😁

  4. At 25, you are an adorable baby adult. You have a bright future in front of you and don’t let anybody tell you differently. And also when other people try to set you down, you want to be aware of it and refuse to listen to those bullshit. Try to make the best of your resources and pursue a happy fulfilled life for yourself. When I was your age, I admired a friend who seemed to be so cool and experienced, but she has a very conservative mind and said a lot of things to damage my confidence and aspiration. I didn’t even realize it at the time since she was so polite about it. Later on, when I looked back, I felt so annoyed at myself being so gullible and naive. Talk to different people, try different things, and expand your horizon to maximize your chance.

    1. Thank you- it’s very interesting being a baby adult. A lot of people do that in a sneaky way and I have had a similar experience with a friend who did that too. I was lucky enough to realise it eventually though and cut them off but it still hurt. I definitely want to have as many new experiences and meet as many new people as I can. I think this is the perfect age to try new things and do everything you’ve always wanted to.

  5. I understand so much of what you said, I’ll be 23 in november, and I’m starting the last year of university. There’s so much changing in my life, but a part of me doesn’t feel ready at all. I can’t imagine myself as an adult in the world of adults, but at the same time I feel too grown up for teenager’s stuff. Regarding the second point, it’s so rare to find someone not scared of telling kind words to other people. It’s so rare that when it happens we don’t even realize it, or understand it. This summer a friend of mine told a girl that she liked her dress, and she turned around while walking with a big smile full of gratitude. It’s beautiful

    1. Yeah that’s exactly how I feel- like I’m stuck in the middle and don’t really fully feel like an adult or a teen. It’s weird but I guess it’ll get better over time.

      Yeah getting compliments or giving compliments is very rare these days so it can really mean so much when it happens.

    1. I wish I had taken a pic but of course I forgot lol BUT you know the reel I did a while back with Mr. Darcy in the back?? That’s the t-shirt I was wearing!

  6. Damn it I relate to it so much just like yours my hair and my shoes keep ditching me most of the times whenever I’m about to step out. Not everyday is a Sunday.😭😭😭🥲🔪

  7. The feeling you get when a stranger compliments you is underrated. I had such experience once and even posted about it:
    I like giving compliments to anyone to make them feel like you did.

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