Hello Sweet Peas! In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I don’t like to make New Years Resolutions. However, what I do like to do is look back on the year and take note on some of the things I have learnt. So, in the spirit of the New Year, I thought I would share some of the things I learnt last year.
One – Facebook is awful! – I know that’s rich coming from a blogger who spends half her life on social media. But seriously, Facebook is a dreadful place. It’s full of judgement, trolls, negativity and adverts. And I was guilty of it too! Whenever I was on Facebook I found myself sharing worthless posts and memes. And whenever I posted a status it was always so negative. So, I’ve taken a step back, I no longer post anything on my personal Facebook. I use social media for work and I’ve decided to keep it for work. It was hard at first but I actually do feel better for it!
Two – I Am Capable! – Earlier this year I graduated from University with a first class degree with honours. It was a grade no one, not even my own mother, thought I would achieve. It showed me that I am capable of doing so much if I put my heart and mind to it. If you want to do something, don’t let other people put you off. Work hard, stay motivated and reach for the stars.
Three – Problems Are Better Shared – I’ve had issues with mental health from a young age; depression, anxiety, issues with my weight and self-confidence. I recently made a friend who I can relate to on this front. We talk so openly about everything and it makes the world of difference. Suddenly the topic didn’t feel so taboo and I could talk about it and fell like, ‘yes, I dealt with that but I’m not ashamed.’ Keeping problems to yourself makes them fester. By sharing, even with just one person, you are lifting some of the weight that issue has put on you. It won’t go away, that’s something you have to work on. But knowing you are not doing it alone makes it a lot less scary.
Four – You Do Move On – Last year I moved back home after three years studying away. Over those three years, I had made my life in the city. My friends, work, support group were all there. When I had to leave I was devastated, angry even. I thought I would never get over the loss of my life. But it’s been six months and I can honestly say I’m over it. I have a new life, new friends, a new job and the support system is better because I am close to my family. I still talk to my friends from before but as humans, we are social creatures, we bond with those in proximity to us. So if you’ve recently moved, left your friends behind, don’t fret. Yes, it hurts now but time will allow you to move on. Just go with it.
Five – I’m Ambitious – Sounds silly that I’ve only just discovered this about myself but it’s true. After Uni I thought I would get a job and settle down. Turns out the word settle is not in my dictionary. With each thing, I accomplish I want more. Not in a greedy, materialistic way. But in a push yourself to the limit kind of way. I thought I would be happy writing in my spare time. Nope. I thought I would be satisfied working for someone else. Nope. It’s reached a point where my ambition scared me. I want to build and create so when my time is up I can look back and think, ‘yeh, I created that, I’ve left this legacy for my children.’ Someone once said, if your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not dreaming big enough.
These are some of the things I learnt in 2017! It was a great year, full of a lot of lessons and I can’t wait to see what 2018 has to offer.
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