24 Thoughts While Turning 24

24 Thoughts While Turning 24

So, I am officially turning 24 today. It’s a weird birthday- perhaps as weird as last year because there is another lockdown in Ontario and I can’t really do much and even if I could I would not do much because I have a 15 page paper due today.

Anyway, back to the point- I’m 24 today. Notice how I used a question mark and not an exclamation mark. Well that’s because I don’t really know how I feel about turning 24. Nothing much has changed, I don’t feel older, I hope I don’t look that much older than I did last year although the forehead wrinkles and grey hairs say otherwise, I don’t sound any wiser that’s for sure. But at the same time I feel like everything has changed. 2020 left it’s mark and 2021 is doing a great job mimicking it.

I feel like I have grown up a lot in the last year, I have learnt new things about myself and the world around me, I know what I want in life, my goals are a little clearer and closer to being achieved. Everything has changed and nothing has changed. I don’t know if that makes any sense but it does to me. However, I must admit I have been working on my research papers for a few weeks now which means I am running on coffee and occasional naps so I am not exactly in the best shape or even fully lucid… But my blog is called lifesfinewhine for a reason- at 24 I fully intend to whine and ramble on till WP tries to kick me off this platform again.

Either way, I wanted to share some things I have learnt or just thought about in the last twelve months. I did this last year too and I really enjoyed it and a lot of you guys did too so I thought I’m not WordPress I’m not going to try to fix something that ain’t broken. I’m going to keep doing what works which is sharing personal details of my life and thoughts to strangers because it’s 2021 and what even is privacy anymore?

  1. Life goes on- one thing I have really learnt over the last few months is that no matter how bad it gets life goes on. Nothing is permanent- not the good stuff and not the bad stuff.
  2. Change is a constant in life. People change, things change and you change. That’s okay and I need to learn to embrace change instead of fear it.
  3. Something are out of our control. I like control and I like to always be in control of things but over the last few months I have realised that we really have no control over anything ever. We think we can control aspects of out life but the truth is we really can’t. And that’s okay because something that’s for the best.
  4. People come and go. Cherish the good memories but don’t hold on to the person because they may no longer be the person that made those memories with you.
  5. Take every opportunity you can get. You may feel like you’re unqualified, you don’t have enough experience, you’ll never make it but the truth is you never know until you try.
  6. Your emotions exist for a reason- even the negative ones. The only way to deal with them is to embrace them.
  7. Ice cream cures pretty much everything. Pizza and fries help too.
  8. Always try to be the best version of yourself.
  9. STOP PROCRASTINATING!! Life moves so fast stop wasting it and just finish your paper already!
  10. Work towards your goals and don’t get disappointed by set backs.
  11. Patience is a virtue. It will take a while to get to where you want to be but keep going.
  12. Cats are the best.
  13. The Universe always has your back- trust it even when times get bad.
  14. It’s okay to ask for help.
  15. Don’t overthink things because it may be too late when you finally make a decision.
  16. Cherish the people you love while you can.
  17. Don’t constantly apologise because you’ll get desensitized and the word “sorry” will begin to lose it’s meaning/importance. Only apologise when you mean it.
  18. When you do apologise don’t add a “but” to it. Take responsibility, learn from your mistakes and move on.
  19. When someone apologises to you don’t say “it’s okay” because they will think their behaviour was okay and they can get away with it again as long as they apologise. Instead, say “thank you for apologising” so they know what they did was wrong.
  20. If someone adds a “but” to their apology they probably aren’t sorry they are just making excuses and trying to manipulate you into thinking they are sorry.
  21. Do what you’re passionate about- forcing yourself to do things you don’t enjoy is only going to make you miserable. Sometimes we have to do stuff we don’t want to- like finish research papers- but when we are able to chose something we love over something we hate we should always choose what we love doing.
  22. Moisturize- just a friendly reminder that I’m not getting any younger and I need to moisturize if I want my skin to keep looking good.
  23. True friends will stay by your side no matter what. Others that you thought would be in your life forever will leave and that’s okay.
  24. Love wins every time. Do everything with love and try to be the most loving and caring person you can be.

Well that’s it for now. Next year when I’m half way to 50 maybe I’ll have some more things to share with you guys but for my 24th birthday this is pretty much it. I hope you guys enjoyed reading those and let me know in the comments if any of them resonated with you. Also let me know what you have learnt in the last few months and what you wish you knew at 24 if you’re older than 24.

I’m going to get back to my paper now- if anyone was wondering it’s about Cuba and the Cold War. The Bay of Pigs invasion happened right around my birthday so that’s an interesting little bit of birthday history.

Anyway, I hope you guys have a wonderful day and since it’s 420 (coincidence? I think not…😂) I hope everyone celebrating has a lot of fun!


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What Are You Up To?

What Are You Up To?

I am currently finishing one research paper and will start working on the next one as soon as I am done with this one. Consequently, I don’t have time to write an actual post today so I wanted to ask you guys what you are up to. Hopefully, your situation is better than mine. Let me know in the comments!


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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I don’t have a post today because I had a research paper to finish but I just wanted to say hi and hope you guys have a happy Easter.

I know I haven’t been responding to comments lately but I’ve been super busy but I will try to catch up to them whenever possible. I have been reading them though and I really appreciate every one of them.


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It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things

I think it’s always nice to take a moment to appreciate the little things. There was a beautiful rainbow yesterday and it really made my day so I decided to share a picture of it with you guys. Hope it brightens your day like it did mine!

How is your day going? Did you remember to appreciate the little things today? What is one thing you are grateful for right now? Let me know in the comments below because I always love hearing from you guys or simply stop by and say hi!

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Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I hope you have an amazing day and I hope you remember to treat yourself! What am I doing for Valentines Day you ask? Well I will be eating an insane amount of fettucine while re-watching Knocked Up so it’s gonna be a pretty crazy night haha! I know I’m just 23- almost 24 yikes- but I sometimes feel like I’m probably never going to be in a serious relationship because I can be super picky and I’m also awful at relationships. But I’m like okay with it because I actually really like being on my own and doing my own thing. Not sure why I felt the need to share that but I guess what I’m trying to say is- will you be my Valentine? We can be alone together lol!


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Ask Me Something

Ask Me Something

What Is This?

In March, I did my first “ASK ME SOMETHING” post and it was so much fun. I know a lot of you enjoy these kinds of interactive posts and when I first started again back in January, Zainab a fellow blogger suggested I should do another Q&A post to catch up with everyone and answer your questions and I thought that was an amazing idea. I had been meaning to do one of these posts since then but to be honest I just got super busy with university and knew I would not have enough time to reply to everyone’s questions so I decided to wait till I had a bit more free time.

So, How Does This Work?

In case you hadn’t participated in the last Ask Me Something post or have forgotten how it works I thought I would leave the instructions here again. So, I got the idea for this from how people have that “ask me anything” box on Instagram and thought it would be a lot of fun to do on WordPress too because I have a larger following here and people are a lot more interested in connecting with one another rather than just playing the following/unfollowing. And on that note follow me on Instagram by clicking here- I promise I won’t follow/unfollow you! 😂

I thought it would be particularly fun as some of us are stuck at home and don’t have a lot going on (I’m some of us…). I thought this would be a fun way to connect, start some fun conversations, get to know one another better and just have a nice little virtual get together in the comments section!
Okay so back to how it works. All you have to do is leave a question/questions in the comments section.

After about a week I will publish a post tagging you along with your question and will give an answer to the question on the post.

Thank you!

I want to thank everyone in advance for your comment and for being a part of this! Honestly, it’s just so great that we have this awesome platform on which we can connect with each other. I always enjoy talking to you guys and you always come up with some really interesting questions.


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Hey!

Hey!

I didn’t have much time today to write a post so I decided to catch up with you guys! What have you been up to? Have you seen any good shows or movies lately? Try anything new? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to find out what’s going on with you!

I’ve been watching The Office again and apparently so has everyone else right now 😂 It’s comforting since it’s so wholesome and I’ve already seen it so I know what episodes I like. I watched Scrubs for a while and it was pretty good. It probably isn’t my favourite show ever but it’s pretty funny.

I’ve also made a lot of new recipes which has been fun and I’m excited to share more recipes with you guys! I’ve also been trying to finish my essay proposals which has been a little difficult but at least I found topics.

Oh and I wanted to let everyone know that I am avoiding Instagram for a few days because of all the school work I need to deal with and Instagram/social media can be kind of distracting. But I will be back on Instagram in a few days and I will reply to everyone and respond to the comments and stuff. I have a lot of exciting stuff I want to share and a lot of makeup looks/reviews I enjoyed trying out. If you’re interested in makeup, fashion and food/recipe posts on Instagram feel free to follow me by clicking here.


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Two Thumbs, Tiktok And Onlyfans

Two Thumbs, Tiktok And Onlyfans

Guess who has two thumbs and burnt both of them cooking? This guy 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️

I know I’ve been posting a lot of six word stories since I’ve been super busy with university but my stats are really good so far so I’m hoping you’re enjoying them. I wanted to make a couple of other posts in between though just so you guys have something different to read. Today I decided to do a little update post to just let you know what’s been going on with my life as well as my thoughts on certain things. I also know I haven’t been posting a lot of “blogging advice” posts lately which were probably my most popular posts but those take a little while to put together. I will be posting more of those soon though since I’ll have some time during my midterms.

I know I haven’t been as active on other peoples blogs but I will try my best to visit as soon as possible! Also I have three paper proposals due and I am blanking on what to write about for one of them. Nothing seems to stand out to me and I am not finding anything particularly interesting that I would want to write a research paper on it. It’s really weird because this rarely happens to me. I hope I find something soon though.

Are any of you guys on Tiktok?? I personally am not because I heard it has a serious troll problem and I just do not want to deal with that. I’m good with blogging and Instagram for now. I really enjoy Pinterest too but I find it hard to be active on everything these days so I decided to focus on Instagram and WordPress for now. Anyway,  the reason I brought up TikTok is because I keep seeing it EVERYWHERE and some of the videos are so fake and cringe-y lol! I cringe really easy so I try to avoid those but sometimes I get embarrassed for them when I see them.

Also, TikTok was on my mind recently because of the whole Charlie D’Amelio thing with the hashtag. If you don’t know what I’m talking about but want to find out more about it click here. I know everyone is roasting her and calling her self-absorbed but this is how I think about it. Imagine being 16 years old and being that famous and having those many followers. It would be overwhelming for anyone. I also know that it was a really stupid mistake that she made and she could have easily clicked on the hashtag and seen who it was really meant for but at the same time I remember when I was a stupid sixteen year old. I was super dumb and probably kind of self-absorbed too (that’s usually what it’s like when you’re a teenager). I can definitely see myself doing something stupid like that at 16 years old and to have the whole world laughing probably doesn’t feel so great. I mean I did so many dumb things as a teenager that I wouldn’t want everyone on the internet knowing about. I still get embarrassed just thinking about the dumb stuff I’ve done (remember when I left my mic on a few days ago??) and I just think it would be a million times worse if it was on the internet with millions of people judging me. I’m not saying the D’Amelio’s are super awesome or anything- I personally can’t stand them to be quite honest. I think the whole family seems kind of messed up but as a history major I’ve been finding it increasingly easier to keep my personal opinions separate and think about things in a more rational way. When I first heard about the whole hashtag mistake I just felt kind of bad for her just because I can relate- you are so dumb when you’re a teenager and stuff like this happens all the time but now with the internet and social media and stuff it’s so much worse and I can’t even imagine how embarrassed she must have felt.

Talking about social media- if you follow me on Instagram you probably already know but I recently just reached 5K followers on Instagram and I just really want to thank everyone who followed me through this blog! I really appreciate the support and if you haven’t followed me yet I would really appreciate it if you did by clicking here. I promise I’ll follow you back and not unfollow you like an hour later lol! My Instagram is kind of separate from my blog and the stuff I post on it is pretty different. I think for now I will mostly be posting stuff about makeup, lifestyle, fashion and food. I usually post updates with what’s going on in my life, what makeup looks I’m into at the moment, what outfits and jewelry I’m wearing and what I’m eating. I do post about my blog occasionally but don’t worry it won’t just be a repeat of what you’re already seeing on my blog. I know earlier I said I wasn’t super into social media and Instagram in particular but now that I’m just posting for fun without caring too much about growing or advertising my blog I’m actually having a lot of fun especially with creating new makeup looks. Ironically, my Instagram is now growing much faster for some reason lol?!?

I’ve been hearing so much about OnlyFans you guys! Apparently DJ Khaled and Fat Joe are on it too?? What is 2021 even? I feel like it’s going to be as weird as 2020 but hopefully less awful.

Anyway, that was my little update. I’m going to get back to my essay proposals and a primary source analysis I have due for my Spanish class tomorrow. I hope your January went amazing and I hope your February is even better!

Your Thoughts

Are you on TikTok or OnlyFans? What do you think about the D’Amelio’s and the whole #hereforcharli situation? Were you a dumb teenager like me? What was the dumbest thing you did as a teenager? Let me know in the comments below because I always love hearing your thoughts or simply stop by and say hi!


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What I Eat In A Day #4

What I Eat In A Day #4

Introduction

I really love doing what I Eat In A Day posts so I was excited when I got a couple of requests for them! I have done a couple of these posts last year because I thought they would be a fun new addition to the blog and since I do talk about food and recipes a lot I thought it would be fun for you guys to see what I eat in a day. I also thought it would be fun for people trying out veganism or going plant based this year since apparently a lot of people are trying that. All the food below is vegan/plant based and the recipes for two of them are hopefully coming soon depending on how busy I am next week and the week after. Even if you may just want to add a few vegan/plantbased options to your diet some of these may be fun for you to try out.

I also wanted to add that this is not how I generally eat but to be honest my meals these days have been a bit boring because I’m trying to eat healthier so I try to make everything from scratch except I don’t have a lot of time because of university so I usually end up eating the same pretty simple meal for lunch and dinner. I feel like you guys don’t want a What I Eat In A Day post where it’s just me eating rice and veggies (as much as I love eating that) for most of my meals. I do have cheat days sometimes where I eat stuff I want which may not be super healthy for me because it’s okay to eat like that once in a while and I had one of those a while back and I was like perfect I can finally do a What I Eat In A Day post now! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post!

Breakfast

As you may know if you’ve read my previous What I Eat In A Day posts you know that I generally don’t eat breakfast but I have been waking up super early these days because I have early morning classes so I have started eating breakfast because otherwise I get too hungry during my class. I usually eat like fruits and yogurt but today I was like I’m going to eat a what I feel like. So, I ended up making some waffles- they are frozen and from a brand called Nature’s Path. If you haven’t tried these you absolutely have to they’re so delicious! They’re nice and crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. I love them.

I also had some tofu that I needed to use up so I decided to make some tofu scramble. I made two types and they both turned out delicious. I’m a huge fan of tofu scramble and I make it all the time but for some reason I wanted to switch things up so I decided to make it differently and I’m glad I did because I found a new favourite way to make tofu scramble. Also my phone keeps autocorrecting scramble to scrabble for some reason so if you read tofu scrabble instead of scramble at some point just ignore it…

I really wanted hashbrowns too but unfortunately I didn’t have any but I did have some frozen fries so I made those instead. That’s basically the same thing right lol?

Lunch

                             

I was extremely excited for lunch because this was something I had been wanting to make for a while now! I was going to make the Gardein sweet and sour porkless bites. I’ve made these before so I know they’re delicious but last time I didn’t have bell peppers or pineapple so I couldn’t make them the way they are supposed to be made. This time I had all the ingredients so I was finally able to make them properly and I honestly can not even describe how good they tasted. Like seriously they were amazing. If you haven’t tried these I would highly recommend them even if you aren’t vegan because the flavour is in the sauce that comes with it.

I generally try to avoid alternatives like Gardein because they can be quite expensive and I don’t think they are very healthy but they are super convenient and they taste amazing so they can be great as a treat once in a while. I ate the porkless bites with some rice that I had made because I love rice and it’s just so delicious with everything and so easy to make.

Dinner

       

I had some leftover rice from lunch and some leftover tofu from breakfast so I decided to make some Korean style tofu for dinner. I like using my leftover as soon as possible because our fridge is not very big so I usually just end up using leftovers the same day or at least in a day or two.

As I mentioned I love rice and I really love Korean food so this tofu has been my go-to these days. It’s so simple to make, it’s super filling since it’s tofu and it just tastes so good. I never used to be a huge fan of tofu because I always thought it was kind of blend and gross but I think I just was not cooking it correctly. Now that I know how I like my tofu I make it all the time and it turns out amazing. The recipe for this tofu side dish is coming very soon so be on the lookout for that. I ate this with some Mother In Laws vegan kimchi I had in the fridge because you can’t have Korean food without kimchi. It just makes it so much better.

So that was what I ate all day. I know I usually add some snacks or something but I didn’t have any snacks on this day so it was pretty much just this. I also didn’t have anything special to drink because these days all I drink is water or Bubly. 

Your Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. What did you eat today? Do you have cheat meals or cheat days? Do you usually make things from scratch? Have you been trying to incorporate more vegan meals in your diet? What are some of your favourite dishes? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear your thoughts or simply stop by and say hi!


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