2018 has been quite a year, here are some of the lessons 2018 has taught me.
Things Happen for a Reason
If something hasn’t gone your way, there’s a reason for that, you might not know or see the reason straight away but there is a reason. the answer to why and the outcome you need will come to you when you need it, just be patient and wait for that time to come.
It’s Okay if People don't Like You
Look, no matter what you do, you will NEVER please everyone. I spent a lot of my life trying to make everyone like me, and it was such a waste of time. You won’t be everyone’s best friend and there is something so freeing about learning to accept that. Spend your energy on people who LOVE AND CHERISH YOU for who you are. Forget everyone else.
Follow Your Heart
You know that gut feeling you sometimes get? LEARN TO LISTEN TO IT. That’s your heart, your intuition, and the Universe all in one, trying to lead you in the right direction. Whether you're making a lifetime decision or looking for direction in a time of need, like a magnetic pull, your gut will always steer you in the right direction and in trusting it you're trusting yourself.
Change can be Good
I hate change with a vengeance, however this year I have come to realise that change isn’t always a bad thing, it can sometimes be an amazing opportunity, and that change isn't always the end, it can sometimes be a new beginning. Change is inevitable, it will happen whether I want it to or not, so instead of fearing and hating it, I need to accept it and enjoy the next chapter of my life.
You Don't Need Toxic People
I’m the kind of person that, even if your horrible to me and my friends, I won’t cut you out of my life because I believe that everyone just needs a little help to become the person they need to be, and I will do everything in my power to help. however, this year I realised that not everyone is my problem and I don't need to help everyone figure out their life’s. some people just don't want to change and I shouldn't feel guilty about that.
It’s Okay to Expect the Best
I have lived by the philosophy ‘expect the worst, but hope for the best’ so that I never get my hopes up and end up disappointed. this year I have slowly gotten rid of this philosophy because I have realised that there’s nothing wrong with wanting and expecting the best in life. As Coco Channel said ‘Keep your head, heels and standards high’.
Never settle for less than you deserve just so you can say you have it, whether it be a job, in your friendships or relationships. Keep fighting. You will meet someone who will never treat you like a second option. You will find that job that is right for you. because you deserve it.
It’s Okay to Wants to Be Alone
I have always been my happiest in my room by myself, reading a book or playing on my laptop, and this year I’ve realised that's okay.