20 things I learnt by the time I was 20

The day has finally come!

Does anyone else feel sad about not being a teenager anymore, or is it just me?

  1. It will all work out for the best – whatever will be will be.
  2. Not everyone will like you, and that’s okay!
  3. You will never suit a fringe
  4. Your mum will always be your best friend
  5. Sometimes life sucks, but it sucks for everyone not just you
  6. You will learn to love yourself; self-love is the best love
  7. Being true to yourself will always work in your favour
  8. Leaving school does not mean you leave all the bitchiness behind – funnily enough adults can be worse
  9. Don’t judge people by how you first perceive them
  10. Quality is better than quantity in all aspects of life – believe me!
  11. Dairy is not your friend
  12. You will always be addicted to pasta and pickles (just not together)
  13. Life will never go the way you expect it to, so just sit back and enjoy the ride
  14. Things that used to be so important to you, will no longer be
  15. You will never stop losing things, so maybe invest in some tracking devices
  16. No one will ever know how long a piece of string is
  17. Good guys do exist
  18. Bruises just appear from nowhere, and that’s just a fact
  19. It’s important to drink lots of water and have your five a day
  20. You’re the best at being you…

And here are some of my favourite moments of being a teen…

Until next time,

Molly xox

Rhodes, Greece – Must Do Activities

My boyfriend and I have just landed back from Greece a few days ago, and England has greeted me with a lovely cold – How appropriate. So I’m sat here in my bed, watching continuous episodes of Love Island, being the basic being I am, feeling very sorry for myself. So, for the sake of this blog, I will channel my inner nostalgia, and reminisce about gorgeous Greece.

Greece exceeded my expectations and more. It was enchanting.

The blue and white, the most tropical and holidayesque colours you could ask for – Amiright??

So, I will just touch on a few activities Oliver and I did during our time in Greece and make a list of some ‘Rhodes- Must Do Activities’…

Rhodes – Must Do Activities:

If you’re a fussy eater like me, then you will kid yourself and read the menu front to back knowing full well you’ll just order your usual anyway, so I ordered carbonara. However, when in Rome and all that, Oliver ordered the Octopus! I thought it wouldn’t be for me, but to my surprise it was amazing! The most surprising taste, It tasted like Bacon, I’m not even kidding.

The next must-do activity is to visit Falaraki. We stayed in Lalysos, but Falaraki was known for their amazing beaches, so we took a 15-minute taxi there. The beach was lovely, very busy and had a party sort of vibe. There were massive inflatables in the water, as well as multiple boating trips available

Whilst in Falaraki we when to the most wonderful restaurant called ‘Eat Greek’. The people working there just seemed high on life and it was amazing to see. I think in England, we base our happiness on success and assets. Whereas these people were just happy to be alive and well, with the company of their friends and family. It really did put things into perspective. So yeah, there’s a little bit of soppy life inspiration for you, but I thought it was relevant,  I digress.

The food they served was second to none. I have a Prawn and crab salad. Something that wasn’t on the menu, but they catered to my fussy little bottom. And Oliver had a lovely burger, so he informed me. We both also had a Greek beer each, which was called Zythos – IT WAS ONLY €2.50!

We also went to Rhodes Old Town. It is one of the most important of the things on the must-see list. The old town is beautiful! Just every corner, every nook and cranny of the whole island is perfect. It all works so lovely and not one part is an eyesore. There are 100’s of shops and little authentic stores selling handmade arts and crafts. It rained whilst we were there and I can promise you that you will have a lovely time no matter what the weather.

One of my most favourite days spent in Rhodes was the day we went to butterfly valley.  Butterfly Valley is a place in the mountains called Petaloudes. It takes about 40 minutes to walk from the bottom of the Valley to the top of the mountain. Throughout the whole of the walk up the wooden rickety steps, there are thousands and thousands of butterflies. It’s one of the most incredible sites I’ve ever seen! Much to my surprise, as I thought all the butterflies were scared of me, this happened and I made a friend for life

Once we got to the top of the mountain the views were incredible. You could see the Turkish coastline! And even more so… there was a church where we lit and candle and made a wish.

And last but most certainly not least – To have a good holiday you need to get yourself one of these. IT’S A MUST!

Looking elegant on these things is harder than it seems, may I add!

So, that was my wonderful holiday in Greece. If you do go I hope you love it as much as me!

Till next time,

Molly xox

Brighton SEO Has Changed My Life.

The Run-Up to Brighton

This was literally a run-up. It seems no matter how much time I leave myself to get ready to catch public transport, I will always find something that will distract me! Apparently cleaning my coat and my laptop is an essential at 5:30 in the morning. LIKE, WHYYY???

I finally get in my car, on my way to the train station.

Public transport will always make me a little anxious, even if I plan it to the minute and have everything scheduled so it will work out perfectly. I always have the worry in my mind about it not working out properly or me getting it wrong. I’m a millennial, public transport is meant to be my thing… You would think.

You might ask, why are you even going to Brighton, Molly? Good question! As I’m currently a Digital Marketing Apprentice, I’m going to an event called Brighton SEO. Brighton SEO is a digital marketing event that happens every year. And I’m lucky enough to be able to go with my manager. So here I am.

I think we all know how train journeys go, so I won’t bore you and list every song that I listen to (while mentally planning my own music video!). However, I will mention one thing… One thing that happens way too often for my liking.

So here’s what happened. The ticket inspector is doing his rounds, making his way towards my seat. The panic strikes, as I realise my train tickets are in my bag in the overhead locker! It just happens that I am in the window seat and my manager is sat in between me and my ticket. So, as I’m awkwardly reaching for my bag, and mention to the inspector that I’m just getting my ticket; he reassures me not to worry about it as I’m – and I quote – “Cleary not travelling on [my] own.” Then, “I’m not assuming you’re her father, sir, but you know what I mean,” he mutters to my boss. How mortifying!

Me –

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Although I’m officially no longer a teenager in 3 months, my baby face is a curse. My mother will continue to say that I will be thankful for it one day, but until that day comes I will always be spoken to as a child. Not the professional marketer adult I’m trying to be.

I try to squeeze in a quick “No, I am old enough!” as I rush to slide my train tickets out of my tightly packed purse. But it’s too late, he’s already off on his way to jump to conclusions with other innocent passengers.

So, it begins

At the event, I met a lot of very important people within the marketing world. There were many familiar brands there that were sponsoring or just attending the event.

There’s digital marketing everywhere!

Trustpilot really stands out for me, and that’s not because they gave me a strawberry mojito ice lolly – actually, yes it is.

My first talk really starts off with a bang. I was frantically typing notes trying to soak up everything I possibly could! I mean they’re on that stage for a reason. However, one speaker really did stand out for me. That was Eleni Cashell; I could really relate to her. She got on that stage by doing hard work, I mean really hard! She was doing the jobs that no one wanted to do, but she sucked it up and progressed from it.

But every job, no matter how time-consuming and tedious you may find it, has a purpose – I’m learning that first hand from her. She has really opened my eyes to the fact that you have to do the rubbishy bits to get to the great stuff.

Work hard, keep your standards and expectations high and you’ll do well!

I did get to explore Brighton a tiny bit during lunch – this is what I found.

 

Home time

The train home really drags out, but all in all it was an amazing day and I will 100% want to go next year! I have been charged up with motivation to smash my apprenticeship and climb the ladder within digital marketing.

When I finally got back home I was well and truly exhausted. But still had enough energy to organise all the new notepads and pens I got, of course.

It might not feel like it right now, but I beleive that Brighton SEO will change my life.

Until next time,

Molly xox