Every year I look back on what I’ve learned. We always gain various insights through our experiences, so a few years ago I started a post with some things I learned that year. Continuing the tradition, here is my 2017 list! Some of these I am still working on, but nonetheless, ringing in the new year with them in my mind!
I truly wish I was able to explain this statement, but experience is the best teacher. This can apply to any type of relationship, whether it’s romantic or friendly. Love is undoubtedly important, but I believe there are other essential traits that hold a relationship together. Even though this is obvious, I also realized how interesting it is that our definition of love changes as we grow older.
I am unable to rest until I get every answer to questions that go through my mind or whether someone is telling me the truth. I could never make peace with the unknown and required answers to even the smallest things. I’ve come to realize that there are times I won’t get them. Instead of letting it eat me alive, I thought about what I would receive from constantly inquiring, day or night. For my sanity, I had to make peace with the fact that some questions will be left unanswered.
Sometimes we put certain relationships on the back-burner. Maybe because we’re occupied with a significant other, busy with work, or simply because we see them daily. Cherish the ones who love you, you are lucky. Being aware and reminding yourself of those who constantly support, uplift, and love you are the people you want in your life, whether that is one person or a group of twenty.
I hate for this to sound broody, but everyone knows that death is uninvited. What is it that you want to accomplish? Do the things you desire and start it now, small or big. Life truly is short.
Reading the comments on shared social media articles can be eye-opening! Sometimes I see a video or an article shared on Facebook, thinking how spectacular of an idea it is or how it speaks the truth. Naturally drawn to others perspectives, I like to read the comments section for a glimpse and at times I end up coming back with a completely different outlook on the shared piece. What I thought was great turns out could actually not be the best idea just by simply reading or listening to another viewpoint on the subject.
Photo by Morgan Harper Nichols
To 2017, wishing all of you a fabulous year ahead for with lots of love, peace, and prosperity!