Top Lessons Learned in 2018

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

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-

Top Lessons Learned in 2018 (in no particular order):

It’s OK to talk openly and publicly about my struggles with anxiety and depression.

“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

My weight does not define me and being self-critical about body image is a waste of time.

“I can do big things” – Allie

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

As always, thanks for reading!

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  1. I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year–it crept up so fast! I’m still super glad you’re back to blogging again–I’ve missed your posts! :]!

    I’m still trying to learn that it isn’t my responsibility to make everyone happy + learning to take more time for myself when needed–slowly but surely!

  2. love this so much!! happy new year my friend, I’m so proud of everything you have accomplished this year and can’t wait to read more of your adventures <3 xoxo

  3. “That it’s okay to end toxic friendships.” – Totally agree. Always know when to cut ties, and let go. It doesn’t mean you will be alone. But someone out there is more deserving to your friendship. And we deserve better.

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