With a New Year approaching, I always like to take time to reflect on what I’ve learned over the past year. And this year is no different. Looking back on the year reminds me of how far I’ve come, but also inspires me on towards my next adventure. In some areas of my life I grew only a little, but in others I grew exponentially. The next few paragraphs are just a few of the things I’ve learned this year.
It’s harder to meet people after college.
“And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off” –Taylor Swift
Music has the profound ability to express our emotions even when we feel like we can’t.
In a relationship, you should love and be loved exactly as you are. Not based on who you expect them to be or who they think you should be.
It’s okay to cry. It means you cared enough for it to hurt you.
There is nothing like a good friend to comfort you and distract you from a broken heart.
Your self-worth is not based upon your accomplishments, so even when you fail, you are still worth more than ever.
Certainty is sexy.
Never stop trying new things and building up your life.
Some of the best moments in life are totally unscripted.
Even when God feels distant, He is always right there in your greatest times of need.
If your gut is telling you that something isn’t right, you really should listen to it.
The ultimate battle is fought in your mind.
Although credit cards have a negative connotation, as long as you pay them on time you can gain all kinds of great rewards just from buying what you usually do.
There is nothing like a good workout to boost your mood and send you off ready to conquer a new day.
Live in the moment. Live with passion.
I’ve learned so much this year! Every experience I’ve had, both good and bad, have shaped me into who I am today, and it’s crazy to think that I’m not the same person I was at the beginning of the year. With all that I’ve leanred, I’m excited for a new year. A year of adventure and intrigue. A year of no boundaries or limitations. A year of joy and excitement.
So as the sun sets today, it not only signifies the end of another day, but the end of another year. A year of joy and sorrow; beauty and pain; triumphs and failures; things I wish I could forget and things I never want to forget. What a beautiful year! Even so, I’m ready for the next one ❤