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Why Are Our Formal Celebrations Not Linked To Academic Achievements?

Have you ever wondered why it is always our formal celebrations like births, marriages and religious ceremonies that are a bigger affair than celebrating our academic achievements or job promotions? I have found this over the years anyway.  I was thinking about this a few weeks ago and thought I would reflect on it here so this may just be a load of ramble.. For me, I have always been quite late to the party when it comes to achievements so I thought maybe that was why they were never celebrated as much?  I also did a bit of research around the subject (I may be going off topic here but bear with me) so see how I compared with when we are 'supposed' to reach these major life milestones. Yes I know comparison is the theft of joy but I'm not really bothered with comparison, this is just for fun! MILESTONE                           AVERAGE    ME First kiss                                      15              15 First full time job                        19   

A Letter To My Harshest Critic

For anyone who needs this.. This letter is to you, The you that’s had a rough week.   The you that seems to be under constant storm clouds.   The you that feels invisible.   The you that doesn’t know how much longer you can hold on.   The you that has lost faith.   The you that always blames yourself for everything that goes wrong.   Stop being so self-critical.   You are enough.   Instead look around you at all that you have already achieved, all the friends and family that love you dearly and the people that accept you for who you are. You are incredible.   You make this world a little bit more wonderful.   You have so much potential and so many things left to do.   You have time.   Better things are coming your way, so hang in there.   You can do it. Love, Your Future Self. Just trying to do my bit for mental health.   We all suffer from time to time so I hope this helps you. Lauren xx