Things to take away from 2019

by - December 07, 2019

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So somehow 2019 is almost over and I am back writing one of these posts again. I really like looking back on my previous posts just to see how I have grown and the different things I learn each year.  You can read my 2017 post here and my 2018 post here. So here are some of things I learnt in 2019 (top 5). I feel like the ones this year are a lot more about what I have learnt about myself rather than life lessons. 

1) I am a lot more adaptable than I think I am. I used to think I sucked at dealing with change. Whilst there are changes that I have found difficult in the past, this year I have realised that I am not bad at all at dealing with change and simply I will find some changes harder than others to deal with. But, I surprise myself because I am not as fearful in new environments and tend to be able to manage just fine with new things. 

2) I have more initiative than I thought I had. When I’ve wanted something I haven’t kept still and waited to see whether it would happen of its own accord. I specifically set out to look for answers or ways I could accomplish what I want. I go for the opportunities I see. 

3) I’m more independent than I thought I was. I moved out for university in late September of 2019 and I didn’t struggle as much as I thought I would. What I found most difficult was getting in a routine rather than the fact I had to rely on myself more. 

4) There’s nothing wrong with spending time by yourself. You don’t always have to be surrounded by people to have fun. It is okay and good to enjoy your own company. At the end of the day it’s better to be alone than in bad company. 

5) You really can count *true* friends and people there for you on the fingers of your hand. Don’t get me wrong, I have lots of friends. Friends in the sense of people I enjoy spending time with and can have a laugh with. But time and time again I have realised that there are only specific people that really stick by your side and will always be there. Will make an effort to check up on you. It is only certain people that try and keep in contact with you, which I have learnt to distinguish as true friends and just friends. There are a lot of people who are just in your life for a phase and then as soon as that phase is over disappear as quickly as they suddenly appeared in your life. 

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  1. These are some really good lessons to have learned, and I like how positive they all are!

    Em x

    1. Thank you, I try and see the more positive in more negative experiences through the life lessons I learn.


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