This has by far been the most transformative year of my life. I feel like the wall between who I was and who I want to be was finally smashed into dust. It was painful, yes, but I have come so far. There is no doubt that I am a different person. One who is handling her mental health, one who is putting work into her passions and what is important to her, and one who is working to build a life after her paralyzing depression. I’ve learned some valuable lessons this year in the process. Below is a list of some life advice I’ve acquired through gaining experience and leveling up. 2018 has been a tough level. It has been an underwater level. But 2019 is going to rock. So what did I learn?
- You are responsible for your own happiness. You won’t find it in someone else until you’ve found it within yourself first.
- Communicating really does solve a lot of things. No one likes communicating the icky things that can hurt feelings, but avoiding them will make them much worse.
- If someone wants to leave your life, let them go.
- Pain only lasts as long as you hold onto it.
- Therapy helps. A lot. And a surprising amount of people do it.
- Keep working on your passions. At the end of the day, those are the things that matter most.
- It is very possible to fake it until you become it.
- Wishing won’t do anything if you don’t take the action to make it real.
- Have fun! None of the drama will matter in six months.
- You are completely capable of creating the life you want to live and having everything you want. You just gotta do it.
Did you learn anything new this year? About life? About yourself? Share your thoughts!
As always, take care, and don’t forget to take your medications.