On the 2nd of December, I reached the ripe old age of 21.


Truthfully, it scared me. It really did. When I was younger, I always thought:

OK, by 21 I will have my life sorted out, my own house, an amazing job, maybe I’ll be engaged, have money…

But, now that I’m here, I laugh at that. Yes, I have moved out of my family home, I have a few jobs, am in my final year of university and so on, but I still don’t feel like I have my life ‘together’ or that I know where I’m going, but then I guess that’s the beauty of it all. What happens in life is unexpected, and its those very twists and turns that keep things exciting and take us new places.

Basically, what I’m saying is that you should never let age define your success or failure in life, for everyone reaches theirs at different times – it is no race and there should be no pressure!


But, anyway – in case you were wondering – I had the best birthday!


A few days before it, I had a night out with some of my closest friends and had the most amazing time dancing and singing ‘til the early morning. Then, on the night before my birthday, my mum threw me a lovely party with my family! It was such a brilliant night… Not only were the people I love there, but we had a DJ/singer, drinks flowing, food – basically everything a girl could dream of!

I’ll add some pictures in below.


As well as the beautiful cards and gifts I received, I also started a fundraiser on my Facebook page and managed to raise £240 for Cancer Research UK! So, thank you to everyone who took the time to donate to the cause. It was all in aid of my late Uncle Graeme. Sadly, my family and I lost him far too early last month and so I really wanted to do this for him, and for any other families who have been, or are going through, the same.

I know how lucky I am to be in a position to do all of this so anything I can give back is very important.


Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! 20 was probably the best year of my life thus far, so let’s see what this next year has in store for me.


Rachael Xo



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