Bidding farewell to year can be subjective to many people.
Some people look at it as a blessing and move on with the new year’s resolutions ahead while others want to sit and take a moment to reflect how this year was or was not as per their expectations. What went right and what went wrong?
To some, it may bring a nostalgia of all the moments that are gone and to some, it may be just a pandora of regrets.
I love to make my new year’s resolutions and keeping a track of them throughout the year. In December I like to reflect what this year has taught me in terms of life learnings. This year wasn’t as I expected but I am grateful for all the great things and new relations that came my way. So here are 18 things 2018 has taught me:
- There is never a perfect timing of anything nor any age. We are brought up by the benchmarks of milestones in our mind by the society and culture we grow in.
- Its ok to disconnect from the world and be with yourself. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is nothing but a state of mind.
- Those who know you would understand you even with distances in between and those who don’t wouldn’t do even with your explanations.
- Once you become an expatriate you are an outsider for all in your native country and an outsider for the country you live in.
- Sitting alone in the hospital waiting room outside operation theatre is scary but it’s scariest when you are abroad.
- What was “big” to you once might not be what you want today and its ok. Big can be different for the same people at a different age.
- Sometimes years seem shorter and days are longer. And those long days are the key to your success.
- Trust your gut more than anything it tells you stuff what people don’t.
- Consistency is the key and it pays off sooner or later, therefore, give you 100% to each day.
- Don’t hoard onto lipsticks buy few and use them.
- Being emotionally strong is the new pretty.
- Keep a track of those people who check on you every once in a while, besides being caught up.
- It’s never late to pick up on your passion you repressed once. I started painting more this year and the hobby made me explore a side of me I had closed for years.
- Agree to disagree because it’s totally normal.
- In hard times take it one day at a time, it works
- People might not meet your pace so give people their time.
- Accept compliments and criticism equally.
- Letting go of relations and friendships is not easy but sometimes its best because if it hurts you like a wound every day there is no point of it.
What has 2018 taught you?