New years has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve always loved the concept of people celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next year. I am a huge fan of starting over fresh. At the end of every year I like to review what I learned throughout the year. This year there were a lot of changes for me; new apartment, new company to work for, new personal situations to deal with. I took a good look at myself and what I really want to accomplish.
Here is what I learned in 2013:
- I would rather know the truth than live in a fantasy based on lies.
- You cannot change the past, you can only control how you react to it. No matter how much you think about it, it won’t change. What you can change is how you proceed on with the future.
- Life is too short to settle for less than you deserve. (And if you think your landlord is crazy, you’re probably right, and you should go look for another place asap. That’s a story for another day though.)
- Follow those gut feelings, we have them for a reason. It’s better to look into them than to brush them aside. I would rather look into it and find out I was wrong. Trying to think about “What if?” can drive you crazy.
- There is nothing better than the support of your good friends and family. No matter what was going on I had someone that I could turn to. You can’t always handle everything on your own, but with a strong support system you feel like you can take on the world.
- I have no idea what I want to do for a living. What I have figured out is that conventional jobs just don’t cut it for me. I want to be able to wake up every morning and be excited to go to work.
- Appreciate the little things in life. Whether it’s a sunset, a walk out in nature, listening to your favorite song, or just simply enjoying time with loved ones. These little things add up and can turn a bad day around.
Take some time to reflect on your 2013 and see what you’ve learned this year. Happy New Year!
I was always confused when I would walk into the break room at work and see the chairs set up this way. Well, that was until one day I walked in and saw my co-worker napping on the chairs. Now every time I see this I know they spent their lunch break napping haha.