Everything I Need to Know, 2018 Taught Me

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? I’m doing it anyway! Happy New Year and stuff. I don’t know about you, but 2018 was full of lessons. The biggest ones I learned also hurt the most.

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1. It sucks that you're hurt, but you have to keep moving.

As a sensitive person who's also fairly dramatic, this one is tough. The small things can completely derail me from productivity so when the big ones hit? I'm down for the count. While I'm all for feeling all of your feelings, I learned last year that hurting isn't a good enough reason to stop. Just because my teeny tiny world stopped didn't mean that the ACTUAL world stopped. This concept can be fairly difficult to grasp for my fellow Leos but I think it's tremendously important. Hurt doesn't mean that time stands still or that you don't have work to do. 

2. Not everyone has your heart. Love them anyway. 

This is something I've struggled with my whole entire life. I've never understood how people (friends, family, significant others) do the things they do while feeling okay with themselves. I found myself constantly saying, "But I would never do that so I don't understand how they could". Simple. Because they're not me. It doesn't mean they're wrong, it doesn't mean I'm right. It only means we're different.

3. Get your oil changed! 

This is fairly self explanatory but just do it. And get new tires before the ones you have go bald. That's all. 

4. You need to save more. No, more. No, MORE.

Whewwwww CHILE. I can't tell you how many times in 2018 I thought I was good on the money front until xyz popped up. My savings aaccount took several hits which really let me know that I wasn't where I needed to be financially. This year I set some pretty bold financial goals but now it's the time to get really serious about creating a decent nest egg.

 5. Ask for what you REALLY want.

My dad used to always tell me that the squeaky wheel gets the oil because I would often stay silent about my wants and needs. It annoyed the hell out of me but I realize now that he was right. Don't you hate it when that happens? There are people that out here doing and getting the very same things that I want for myself simply because they asked. I used to think that I didn't ask for what I really wanted out of life because I was afraid of a no but in reality I was afraid of a yes. What if I get that thing I say I want and I drop the ball? What if I'm not good enough? Learning to ask for what I want and believe that I actually deserve to get it was one of my biggest take aways from 2018.  

 Y'all tell me: what are your biggest takeaways from 2018? What did last year teach you? How do you plan on applying it?