Happy new year in advance, friends!
2016 has been a hell of a ride, I can barely believe it’s over. So much has happened in my personal life and in the world. I also learnt so much this year about myself, the way I interact with people and just about life in general. These are some of the most important lessons 2016 taught me:
Always be thankful: Even though it was a year of many ups and downs and didn’t always go the way we wanted it to, 2016 was a great year for my family and I because we’re alive, healthy and blessed. A lot of people didn’t make it to the end of the year but I did and for that, I’m extremely thankful. I try to focus on the positive things in my life, rather than the negative. I have awesome family and friends that love me and care so much about me. I’m also thankful for each and every single one of you that reads and comments on my posts, I consider all of you my friends ❤
Change is inevitable: I can’t stress enough how important this one is. I hate change and any disturbance to my routine makes me panic but life is full of changes and there’s nothing we can do about it. This year, I learnt that although change is scary and doing something I’ve never done before is terrifying, it can lead me to new beginnings and this is something I constantly want to remind myself of in 2017. I attempted to escape my comfort zone this year by being more social at work and being more open on my blog and I don’t regret it at all. I now know that without leaving my comfort zone, I’ll never give myself the opportunity to expand my life skills and self-knowledge.
Procrastination amounts to getting nothing done: You might be thinking “well duh, this is pretty obvious” but procrastination is a huge problem for me. Even though, I procrastinated less than I did last year (believe it or not), I still feel like I’ve wasted the whole year thinking about where I would like to be in life and not doing anything to get me there. Haha this is a really sucky feeling, especially at the end of a whole year but I’m hoping 2017 will be even better.
Self love is very important: This year, I struggled a lot with loving myself and being who I am, regardless of what anyone else thinks. However, recently, I’ve been feeling more at peace than I ever have. I’m still a work in progress but I honestly believe that I’m amazing just the way I am. I don’t mean to toot my own horn (lmao) but I’m funny (sometimes), kindhearted, generous and friendly. Not everyone would agree, which is okay because not everyone will like you in life, but what matters the most is that I think so and the people closest to me do too.
Who you surround yourself with matters a lot: Speaking of the people closest to me, I also learnt that who you surround yourself with speaks volumes about who you are as a person. I don’t have as many friends as I used to in high school (not that I used to have a lot or anything lol) but it doesn’t bother me at all because people change and so have I; I’m not who I used to be in high school. I decided to surround myself only with people who I relate to and people who understand, motivate and encourage me.
I’m so excited for 2017, guys! I hope you all are just as excited. This year, I want to be more studious, more organized, save more money and just be the best version of myself.
Be safe and remain blessed!