Vicky Pattison shares make-up free selfie in honest 34th birthday post

Vicky Pattison has been praised for sharing a make-up free selfie as she celebrates her 34th birthday.

The former I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner took to Instagram on Thursday morning to share the candid snap with her 4.8million followers.

Alongside the gorgeous photo, she wrote: "So this is 34… I don't know where I thought I'd be at 34 – I probably assumed I'd be married with kids, great career and just have it all figured out.

"I remember thinking your 30's were sooooo old when I was younger – and I remember distinctly thinking that when I was in my 30's I'd have it all figured out… which of course I absolutely do not.

"Honestly, the older I get, the more I realise none of us have any real clue what we're doing and it doesn't matter how many life plans, lists, goals and visions boards we have – life has a plan for us all and we just have to trust it."

She continued: "I'm going in to my 34th year feeling really optimistic, happy and liberated and I'm done with all of the toxic traits of my 20’s – self loathing, comparison and rushing through life just to tick things off on some imaginary to do list.

"I've wasted hours crying over things that I see now just weren't meant for me, I've wasted days wishing my body was different, and I've laid awake nights worrying over the things I don't have yet and the things I can't control and quite frankly it is such a relief to be done with all of that.

"I no longer have the skin of a 20 year old or the staying power – I very rarely see past 11pm anymore but what I do have is worth so much more – experience, acceptance and a true and authentic kindness to myself.

"Remember growing older is a gift and we should be grateful for every passing year we are able to grow, learn and evolve.

"I don't know what this year holds for me and I am so over trying to work it out – what will be, will be and I trust the timeline of my life.

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"I say this a lot but I think we all need reminded of it occasionally – Getting married in your 30's is still beautiful, having kids on your 40's is still a blessing and working out what you're really passionate about in your 50's is still a powerful move.

"Do things when it feels right for you – not just because everyone else is doing them," she continued alongside a heart.

"So whatever this next year has in store for me, I am super excited about it and can’t wait to take you all along on the ride with me…

"Here's to growing older somewhat disgracefully and being unapologetically US!!!!!," she finished her lengthy post.

Fans went wild for the former Geordie Shore star's honesty, with one writing, "Love this post and happy birthday such wonderful words."

While a second chimed: "I love this so much! Beautifully written & beautiful lady!"

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