It is coming to that time of year where we get to wear cute little sparkle dresses, higher than life heels and fake lashes, all in the name of NYE and saying bye bye to 2014. A time to celebrate another year and to reflect the good, the bad and the ugly. So what best than to share my thoughts about 2014. Here we go!!!
1. Sometimes bad things happens to allow the good in
At the end of last year I was made redundant which for me was the worse thing It could happen to me at the time. It was Christmas, and I had no job. However, with perseverance I found another job which is completely different but also one I really enjoy. In life, sometimes bad situations end up with good opportunities which leads to the second point….
2. Be Open to Opportunities
This links to the job I do now which I never thought in a million years I would do, but now that I do, I actually find it exciting. Yes it is crazy and mentally draining at times, but I find myself learning all the time and becoming a better worker and individual as a result. This job showed me that it is important to look beyond your field and try different things.
Also, creating my own business ( blog about this will soon be up!) has also been an amazing opportunity which has been in front of my eyes for so many years but never truly took action until the later part of this year.
3. Falling in Love
This year I finally got married, and I say finally because this was a long time coming. It was the best day of my life, and I am forever grateful to have met someone as amazing and loving as my husband. Love and relationships are not easy, but it can be one of the most rewarding and beautiful things to experience if you are willing to put in the work.
4. Travelling is learning
This year was another year of travelling, mainly to Italy! I feel that travelling is one of those experiences in life that really brings everything around you into perspective. I am not talking about those holidays where you stay the entire week by the pool sipping on a piña colada (nothing wrong with that) but I mean those trips where you walk, discover, talk to locals and just learn about other cultures. I feel like travelling enriches the soul and makes you an open-minded person.
5. The importance of friendship
Last but not least, this year has truly taught me the importance and the rarity of true friendships. I have learnt to make the time and be there for those who matter because having people whom to trust is one of the hardest thing to find in this world.
So there you go, these are some of the things I have learnt in 2014. For the new year I hope to keep my positive outlook in life and to keep pushing myself to try new things.
What have you learnt in 2014?