As crazy as it is, 2018 is over. And I’ve had a year full of ups and downs. And still, I would say it was one of the best ones so far. Why? Because I learned to learn from my downs. To use them for my advantage.
There weren’t many years in my life so far that I’ve met so many new and wonderful people like this year. And on the other hand, some friendships started fading a little. But that’s how life goes – you lose things and you gain others. And the losing part does hurt but I know if it’s meant to be a forever friendship, we’ll find our ways back to each other. And otherwise I know how those people influenced my life and my way of living. And I am thankful for that.
When it comes to love (the romantic one this is) I wasn’t lucky. I met men I liked and lost them again. And I suffered from it, that’s for sure. But I also learned so much from it. I now know even more, what I am looking for. That I have to put myself first. That I have to listen to my inner alarm clocks, because no matter how great someone looks on paper or how much you want to find the right person, when you don’t feel it 100%, chances are that your feelings are right. And I am proud of myself in a way. Because I have friends who struggle with being alone because they never had to be. And here I am, rocking the single life and being (mainly) happy with it.
I also learned how important me time actually is. I have to schedule more of it in the future. Just a night during the week, where I can work out, take a bath, put a mask on or just watch x episodes of my favourite TV show. It’s the best medicine for your mental health. And your body tells you, whenever it needs it.
But the main thing I learned throughout this year – resolutions don’t have to be made on January 1st but should be a list you add new things to throughout the whole year. Because let’s face it, January 1st is just another day on the calendar but you and your life changes on 365 days a year, not only 1. So make sure to not procrastinate on your resolutions (even if it’s simple things like quit smoking or losing weight) until the New Year starts but turn your life around whenever the opportunity presents itself – that way you learn and grow day by day and not year by year.
P.S.: I still made some resolutions for 2018 (you can read about them here) and I will continue to follow them throughout 2019. Because all they do is making my life more fulfilled and happy. And who doesn’t love to plan more trips all together?