So anyone who knows me knows I’ve been screaming “Savage 17, Shut down and shine 17” throughout 2017. (I feel like I’ve said 17 way too many times, but roll with it people) to basically direct which way my year was going to go. Now for those who don’t actually know what it means to be a savage, I’m going to let our friend; Urban Dictionary take this one for us  🙂



– A savage is someone who does not care about the Consequences of his or her actions. Usually the savage will do things that make other people say, “What the hell are you crazy?” It has been over used to mean other things but this is the orinigal meaning. also see balls of steel
And that’s basically how I wanted to live through 2017. Was it wise. Definitelyyyyyyyyy not but no one could tell me ish because I was being a savage LOL

 I’m not a bad b – I’m just Jams :

SO one thing that I surely realised in 2017 is that I am not a bad b or a savage, I am just Jams. Simple. Plain ole jams from the block ( everyone sing with me “used to have a little now I have a lot, something something, I came from the Bronx”.

Guyssssss I don’t know how you men and women out there are doing this savage lifestyle. Just to be clear my definition of me being a savage, is having two drinks on a night out or downloading tinder and then deleting it. I’m one drink Jams and damn proud of it lol. I went on a couple dates last year and I hated all of them ha, just the idea of dating makes me wanna throw up. I realised I am a very traditional person when it comes to looking for a partner. So hollering at me in the club really ain’t gonna get any of us anywhere lol


Patience is key :

2017 was the year of a lot of succession portrayed through social media. When you’re face to face with an individual the same ages as you succeeding before your very eyes, you can sometimes be really hard on yourself. Patience will be your very best friend. Do things in your own pace and time. Never rush a blessing before its time.

Love Is Coming :

Now when love has given you a tough run so far, the idea of falling in love again can make you adopt Cardi B’s stank face saying “uh huh honey”. Once you’ve been through heartbreak you definitely don’t want to revisit it. But I can say, from firsthand experience in staying in heartbreak hotel, one day you will be checking out.

Before you can truly love someone you need to first love yourself. Now I know this has probably been reiterated many times through many people in your world. However, there is so much truth in this, until you can love the skin you are in, you’re always going to be filling a void. You know when people say “he makes me whole” etc, FAM why can’t you be whole before you met him ? lol that saying really bothers me.


I genuinely don’t like dogs :

Apologies if you are a dog person but I honestly cannot stand them. I used to be a cat lover who didn’t mind dogs. But throughout 2017 I have realised that they are actually awful lol. They stink. This lady brought on 3 massive bulldogs on the bus and made me late for work. Maybe that’s why I can’t stand them ha. Yeah fire for all dogs man !



Wigs make me anxious :

LORDY LORDY LORDY!! nah where do I start with this topic. Ladiesssssssss!!! how do you guys be wearing wigs every single day without the fear that some little boy isn’t gonna yank it off for a prank video on YouTube. I salute and respect the ladies who snatch their wigs everyday looking flee to the key.

I wanted to pop my wig-ginity in 2017 as I am quite tired of having a leave out. I need someone to change my mind and perspective on wigs. If you’re reading this and you think you can change my view on wigs message me ha I need chu (pronouncd chuuuuuuuuu). Personally I think that I just don’t know if wigs will suit me. BUT I’m here for the experiment.

You need the right friends :

In my previous post I spoke about letting go of individuals who just drain you. Honestly without me sounding over dramatic, 2017 was one of the best years I had because of my friends. I went through a very very rough patch this year like we all do, without my friends I genuinely don’t know how I would of fought through. You need your friends to tell you when you’re about to mess up, to congratulate you when you succeed, take random trips to Ikea just to get cheap food ha (only me then).

Great friends are very rare to come by. Quantity over quality. I think some of us really need to understand the person who may have 1000+ followers on Instagram can be one of the loneliest people.

Be who you are, love who you are and love your friends

The universe is your friend : 

I am a true believer in speaking things in to existence, proclaiming what you want for your life. Obviously you have to work hard for what you want but you need to believe that it can be tangible. The universe is your friend. I remember exactly on the 8th of November 2017, talking to my mum saying that I really wanted to see Miguel in concert but wouldn’t know if I would have the chance or money. Little did I know the next day I was invited to a secret performance, not knowing who the performer was and BOOM it was Miguel. Queue the over-dramatic fan girl tears, it was real.


These are just a few serious and silly bits I have learnt in 2017. Bring on #LiveYourBestLife18 😉


Jams x







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One response to “WHAT I LEARNT IN MY ‘SAVAGE 17’”

  1. I feel like I read my influence quite a lot throughout this post. Yet no honourable mention? Weird huh🤔😊

    Cc: “Shine”, “Savage17”, “LiveYourBestLife18” to name but a few🙂

    I’ll have my lawyers contact your lawyers.

    Cute post though. Really like it👍


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