Every year ends with a list of “I should have” or “I wish I knew”. We hardly give ourselves credit for all that we have experienced and learned. 2015 begins to approach an end and all I can do is think of the 15 lessons that I am thankful for.
1. Make use of every opportunity. Every travel opportunity, job opportunity, or even chance to try something new. All of these experiences shape you and the people you will meet could potentially change your life.
2. Let your family know how much you appreciate them. As you get older sometimes you neglect to let those who have raised you and cared for you know that you are grateful. The year 2015 has brought a lot of loss but you are still reminded that family is everything.
3. Be intentional when it comes to friendships/relationships. Always fully understand what you want with a friendship/relationship, do not leave any gray areas for confusion. You don’t want to get hurt nor would you want that for the other person involved.
4. Stand strong on your morals. It’s hard when those closest to you have different morals but remember to have a firm foundation when they become challenged.
5. Pain is only temporary. This can be physical or emotional. You may not imagine ever being at peace with the situation but the day will come, it always does.
6. People will sometimes fail you. People will sometimes let you down. It’s not always on purpose it’s just a reminder that they are also human. Be quick to apologize when you also fail those you love.
7. Step out of your comfort zone with your future. You’re not supposed to play it safe. You’ve figured out your gifts and talents now you have to go out and use them in the world. It’s not going to be easy at first but be confident in the fact that it will come to be.
8. Those passions you have were placed on your heart for a reason. Chase your dreams, they’re not nearly too big. Many won’t understand why you feel called to do this, but you’re not meant to bring their name glory.
9. Patience. Everything that was great took the time to get there. Be patient in times of waiting. It may not seem like it now, but so many things are taking place right now in order for you to get what you’re longing for. The prayers from years ago are just finally being answered and the time could not have been planned any better.
10.New York City does not determine your worth. You’re much more than what society deems you. You had to learn the lesson of where to place your identity. You’ve also had to remind others the same.
11. Anxiety is scary and you would never wish the fear that comes with it on anyone. Don’t let anxiety control you, you’re strong.
12. Become a servant. Help others and volunteer more. The experiences you’ve encountered will change you forever.
13. Show humility. You’re blessed with everything you have. Others may have more, but remember everything that was given to you is a gift.
14. Seek guidance. You’re not expected to know how to do everything right away. Getting direction from those who know you best makes a big difference.
15. You’re exactly where you’re meant to be. God knows where you are and He placed you there in this particular season. Remember seasons change often.
-I’m Not A Writer, I’m Just Trying to Save Money on Buying A Diary-