Before writing this blog post, I spent several hours reflecting on the year gone by. The past twelve months have been bit of a blur of once again, travel, work, healthy life changes and of course, wine nights with the nearest and dearest. I made 91 new friends (according to Facebook), wrote eleven blog posts and watched approximately 1,000 hours of Netflix. My opinion on many matters has of course shifted and I’m excited to see what’s around the corner.
2015, you’ve been great…
As per usual, I’m all about the analysing. What’s the point in doing something if you don’t learn something, right? Hence, the nuggets of wisdom are listed below.
*Follow your gut, always.
I had a feeling, I went with it eventually and it worked out… when I took action in spite of the scariness of new beginnings. If you have a inkling, go with it – this is what I learned yet again this year. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s probably because it isn’t. You only have one life, make it a happy one.
*The challenges never go away.
You know all that difficult stuff you had to deal with this year? Yeah, you needed that. You’ll need those challenges in 2016 too and I promise, they’ll work out, one way or another. This year brought its challenges to my door and at times, it was difficult to see a way of getting over them. In the end though, I did and am armed for the next ones.
*The toxic ones never go away.
Not to put a downer on the post but unfortunately, toxicity can be found all around us. There’s negativity to be found in the weather, circumstances and of course, some people. Rather than run from it, how about we learn to accept it? This is something I’ve worked on this year and it feels such a relief. You can’t change anyone else but you can change yourself. Acceptance is key.
*We need all that love.
It may sound like a cliche and make you cringe a little but really all we need is love. At the end of the day, what keeps us ticking is the relationships we create and where they take us. Anyway, it’s been scientifically proven that more people to love in your life means a longer life span SO show some love for your own health if for nothing else.
*Failure is inevitable.
I had dedicated my entire morning today to blogging and getting the general blog affairs in order. Guess what? I was in bed sick as I had cheated and eaten a chunk of wheat I wasn’t supposed to. I failed my wheat-rejecting gut and suffered the consequences. Will I do it again any time soon? Nope. I will however forgive myself and move on. We can’t get it right 100% of the time my friends so why not shake that expectation?
This week will see the internet flooded with articles, memes and quotes related to ‘New year, new you’. By all means, read them and take the wisdom you can from them. One request from me though is to remember what you learned yourself in 2015 and how you’ll apply it to the wonderful adventure-filled twelve months ahead!
Happy New Year x