10 life lessons with Sophie Ellis


I remember being 18. I even remember being 15. I look back and I think, nope, I would NEVER return! I thought I knew then, but I didn’t. Now at 25, I know. I definitely know what I do know and absolutely not what I don’t.

Having just turned this age, I’m quietly satisfied with the things I know now. I have neatly collected these things into my brain and can even be trusted to act accordingly to this abundant knowledge at times convenient and not so.



Here are 10 lessons that may also be of use to you:

  1. Age shm-age. Do what you want and when you want (don’t hurt others though, that’s not cool at all.) What is this mutton dressed as lamb thing Australian women keep telling me? I’m not yet at mutton age, however when I am I intend to be wholly lamb-mutton-miniskirted out with a large walking stick to poke people who whisper the age-old saying. Hearing aid will be turned up.
  2. Tattoos. Made to be eventually regretted and to remind you of what a funny idiot you have spent your life being. Absolutely nothing wrong with that!
  3. Say sorry. Just say it even if at the time you don’t mean it. You mean it after a while anyway, and in a few years that monopoly game that you overturned as a result of a property trade refusal will mean nothing. Nothing.
  4. Check yo- self. When I feel down I know its because one of my main things is being neglected. Sleep- music/art/general inspiration- health- flossing- relationships. Check YOUR list and make sure each thing is cruising for a sweet and blissful existence.
  5. Be nice to people. Everyone is different. Straight, gay, religious, bald… we all have the same heartbeat, and as my friend likes to say- we all poop the same.
  6. Art refreshes your soul. Music, poetry, beautiful images….god if I could consume it all at once I would.
  7. Work hard- I know the hard bit is…hard…. but just do it. Differentiate between the things that are hard because you hate them and the things you hate because you love it so much it hurts. Then. Work it girl/boy/cat.
  8. Try and care less. Know your worth. You are a special human and I’m sure there is a Marilyn Monroe quote that will confirm the fact that if someone else can’t see it… balls them out the window.
  9. On the contrary to lesson 8- know when you’re actually being an asshole. Sometimes you are and thats cool. Just know. (refer to lesson 3)
  10. Romance is so nice. Don’t laugh when someone gives you a love letter. It’s insensitive.



What are your lessons in life? Are they Tinder-tips? Are they how to get home from a one night stand from a suburb unknown to you and all humanity? Let us in on your wisdom and three wishes may be granted. Loving you. Over and out.

9 Responses
  • Jim
    February 15, 2016

    I seriously love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme.
    Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my own site
    and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the
    theme is called. Thanks!

    • sophieellis
      February 21, 2016

      Hi Jim! this is a theme from wordpress. I put my own groove on it, but they have so many that give you a nice basis for a website. check them out and good luck!

  • kiersten
    February 23, 2016

    I absolutely love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this amazing site yourself?

    Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own personal website and want to know where you got this from or just what the theme is called.


  • cracTpot
    February 29, 2016

    yes! yes to all of this (except maybe not to #2 because I have a teenager daughter. I hope before she marks up her beautiful skin with something she loves today, but might not love tomorrow, she’ll pause and remember that she use to think Dora the Explorer was cool…would she want that on her arm forever? With cell phones and cameras everywhere, unfortunately I’m sure there will be lots of documentation of her being an idiot..does she really need a reminder in the mirror?…ok…rant over lol)

    • sophieellis
      February 29, 2016

      Haha I can definitely see where you’re going with the tattoos, what we think is amazing and cool now definitely changes super quick… and even faster now with technology and magical internet… but I do think that its almost one of those modern-day loved/hated decisions that you make when you’re young and dumb, and a reminder of that can’t necessarily be the worst thing. Depending on how dumb though 😉

      • cracTpot
        February 29, 2016

        Honestly, it’ so funny…I never had an issue with tattoos, until I made these three beautiful works of art, and now the thought of them marring that perfection makes me cringe…Would you draw a butterfly on Mona Lisa’s décolletage? Definitely being an over protective Mum…Luckily I still have a few more years to perfect my, “Oh, you decided to get a tattoo face…how nice” 😉

        • Storm
          July 25, 2016

          All of these articles have saved me a lot of heheacads.

          • Sophie Ellis
            July 26, 2016

            I dont know what a heheacad is, but I am taking it as a huge compliment. Thanks!! ~~~~ 🙂

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