3 Things I've Learned This Year

December 30, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, I think it's important to reflect on the past year. When you sit back and look at how you have grown and changed in the last 12 months, you can really get to know yourself better and know what things you can tweak to make an even better version of yourself.
Now it's time for me to get pretty sappy and sound like bad inspirational speech, but some times it's necessary.

1. It's okay to be alone 
I used to be so intimidated by being alone. I always hated eating or running errands by myself. As silly as it sounds, I felt like everyone was looking at me or judging me. This past year I really got more comfortable with going out on my own. I realized I was missing out on some really great things, whether it was a workout or trying out a new café just because I couldn't find someone to come with me.
You don't always need to be surrounded by people to know that they are there for you. I think this is something I will come to realize even more in 2018, with my best friend moving away in a few weeks.

2. Let it go 
No, I totally didn't break into song when is wrote that (yes I did).
Let. The. Bullshit. Go. If it's in the past there is nothing you can do to change it. If you continue to dwell in past events, the future will end up just the same and you won't change as a person at all.
You can't change what happened, but you can change how you see it and how you will react to a similar situation in the future.
Holding a grudge isn't going to do anyone any good. As my aunt would say, build a bridge and get over it. Leave the past in the past and the negative people there too if you have to but just move on with your life and the lessons you've learned.

3. Don't worry about them
We spend so much time worrying about where other people are and what they're doing, especially in such a digital age. You will actually drive yourself crazy over this. Stop caring so much, stop checking Snapchat stories, stop refreshing your feeds, just stop keeping tabs on other people 24/7. It's not healthy in so many ways.
Taking a detox from your phone, even if it's just for a few hours can really help this. You don't even need to shut off all electronics, just the ones you access social media on. Feel free to Netflix binge all day. Or you know, read a book or do something productive. 


  1. These are all such good lessons. I hope 2018 brings you great things!


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