Thank U, Next: Things I Have Learned From My Exes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the beginning of November, chances are you’ve heard of Ariana Grande’s new song, thank u, next. If not, you should really check it out.

I’ve always thought Ariana is an unbelievably talented singer, but none of her songs have ever really stood out to me or made me want to play them on repeat, until this one.

It’s probably got to do with the fact that I actually know the story behind it – which always makes a song 10x more interesting in my opinion – but regardless of the reason, it’s a pretty great song.

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For those who haven’t heard it, it’s a song about most of Ariana’s exes, and the things they taught her. It’s actually really sweet, as she seems genuinely thankful for the relationships that she’s been in, but it’s also wonderfully sassy in the way that it’s saying “thanks for what we had, but I’m ready to move on now – NEXT!”.

Somewhere around the 30th time I listened to this song, I had the inspiration for this post, as I do think it is important to remember the past and that every bad situation would have taught you something in the long run, even if it took you a while to realise it. I also wanted to write this post as a lot of people – in real life and online – like to say how lucky I am to be in a perfect relationship.

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For the record, I agree 100%. I am super head over heels in love with my boyfriend, who I’ve been with for over 5 years, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been to hell and back with men before. I’ve only had three relationships in the past that I would actually “count”, but all three of them were… not the best, to say the least.Read More »

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5 Moments for 5 Years

Anyone that knows me in real life or on the internet, knows how much I adore my boyfriend, Daniel. He is my favourite person in the world, and he has the biggest heart out of anyone I know. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of amazing people in my life (despise being the distant, thanks-but-I’d-rather-stay-home person that I am), but no one has ever cared for me as much as Daniel does.

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Today, June 24th, marks our fifth anniversary together, so of course I had to write a post to celebrate! Last year I shared our relationship in numbers which was a lot of fun, and I guess I’m doing something similar this year, but it’s pretty fitting as Daniel is quite a whiz with numbers (unlike me!).

I understand that not everyone enjoys reading relationship posts, but I recommend you at least take a look at the title of these five moments from the last five years that I’ll be talking about today, and you might see a fraction of how much of an angel Daniel really is – particularly when you get to the last one! ☺️

When he moved out of home – and 4 hours away – to be with me.

Daniel and I reminisce a lot about the decisions we made together as teenagers that are so clearly not the kind of decisions we should have been making back then, but we wouldn’t have the amazing relationship we have now had we not taken some risks. Risks such as when his mum allowed me to move in with them whilst my mum stayed with some friends in Melbourne – four hours away from where we currently lived – to find a house for the three of us to live in.

She eventually found one, and then we moved in. This was all while we were 17 and 18-years-old, and only a couple months into our relationship. I understand if alarm bells are going off in your head as you’re reading this, but everything turned out perfectly, and we would not both currently be in university or have the plans we have for ourselves now if we hadn’t made that move.Read More »

Ways I Have Grown Since Getting Into A Relationship

Daniel and I have been together since we were 16 and 17 years old. We are now 21 and 22, so we have definitely done our fair share of growing since we got together. Obviously we have grown as a couple, but the most prominent ways we have grown are separate from each other, whilst still relating back to our relationship.

For example, Daniel had never thought about owning a house before we started dating. That’s not too shocking seeing as he was only 17 years old, but I had always known that I wanted to own a house when I was older purely because it seemed so out of my reach. As we started getting older and began figuring out what we wanted to do with our lives, the thought of owning a house became a big goal for Daniel – as did going to uni.

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If it wasn’t for each other, neither one of us were likely to have gone onto further study. In fact, we’d probably still both be living at home! He’d still be there due to lack of ambition, and I’d still be at home due to fear – but together, we grew, we moved out, and we started planning for our future. Over the last four and a bit years, I have grown a lot, I have gone through a lot, and I have changed a lot, and it has all been for the better.

I constantly think back to who I was at 16 years old and it feels like I am looking at a completely different person. I honestly don’t know what Daniel saw in me back then, but boy am I glad that he stuck with me, because I certainly wouldn’t have become the person I am now without him! Today’s post is about reflecting on the ways I have changed since meeting Daniel, and how much better off I am with him in my life.

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