OMG! How are we less than a week away from the new year? How does this always happen? It’s January and then suddenly it’s December! Ah!
This is it – my last post of 2018! I’m really proud of myself because I realized that I’ve blogged eight out of 12 months this year. That’s the most consistent I’ve been with blogging in a long time and I’m hoping to carry that consistency over to the new year.
As a Rosey Rebecca year-end finale, I thought I’d list some of the lessons I’ve learned in 2018. I also crowdsourced on Instagram and asked my friends there about the lessons they’ve learned so I’m going to sprinkle in those responses too. Some friends preferred to remain anonymous but I’ve linked to those who said it was ok.
Top Lessons Learned in 2018 (in no particular order):
“In a world of more likes, follows, pretty pictures and perfect posts, be AUTHENTIC.” – Elizabeth
What other people think of me is none of my business.
“It’s ok to say no.” – Ali
My time is precious and I don’t need to spend it with people or doing things that don’t make me happy.
“That it’s okay to end toxic friendships.” – Calla
That some people aren’t going to like me and that’s OK.
“Not to worry about anyone’s expectations for me but my own. And less is more!!!” – Mary Beth
Having bad days doesn’t mean I have a bad life.
“The hard life things often lead to resilience and confidence you never knew you had.” – Emily
I don’t have to worry about everything all at once.
“I AM strong enough. And the answers I need are inside me.” – Anonymous
It’s not my responsibility to make everybody happy.
“You CAN do it.” – Erin
Being vulnerable is hard but always worth it.
“Through finding your own voice and valuing it you can get closer to being your whole self.” – Nicole
Self-care is the most important thing because you truly can’t pour from an empty cup.
“Creating an hourly schedule for myself to keep an efficient workday.” – Robin
Taking time for myself is not selfish and resting does not mean I’m unproductive or lazy.
“Don’t make plans…ever. Life changes.”- Anonymous
It’s OK to cancel plans.
“I’m a badass and I’m capable of way more than I think I am.”- Amanda
“I can do big things” – Allie
I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year! See you in 2019!
As always, thanks for reading!
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