Ah, the first Monday of 2016. I hope you all had a great holiday and a champagne-filled New Years Eve! I can’t believe that 2015 has come and gone, but I’m excited to see what 2016 has in store for me, as I’m sure you are!
Having a significant other isn’t the most important thing
There’s nothing worse than attending family parties and being drilled with questions about school. Oh yeah, there is – getting drilled with questions about who you aren’t dating, why you don’t have a significant other, and what you do with your spare time if you’re not dating. But the thing is, it’s OK to be the single one and you can achieve so much by focusing on yourself and what you want to achieve.
It’s OK to mess up
This mistakes that you makes are what make you. No matter how many mistakes you make – whether you fail a college course, you let the wrong person go, you betray your best friend – they make you who you are. Think to yourself – if you didn’t make these mistakes, how would your life be right now? Would it be different? Try not to regret those mistakes because you wouldn’t be where you are today and you might not be friends with the people in your life today.
Take chances and try something new
Whether it be a new workout class, a new meal, or a outdoor adventure – trying new things is exhilarating even though it can be scary. Don’t continue to live life day-to-day, going through the motions. Try new things, take risks, and enjoy life.
Eat the cake
Diet-shmiet. Focusing on what you eat is going to eliminate the happiness from your life. Seriously, is there anything better than sinking your teeth into a yummy slice of cake or a cheesy slice of pizza? Answer: no. Stop worrying about your eating habits constantly and do what makes you happy.
Work hard and your efforts will pay off
From the nights I’ve stayed up studying all nights, to the winter and summer online courses, to learning beneficial skills on the side – it’s been a lot of hard work but I’m glad I’ve put in the effort. It’s always so rewarding to see your grades going up, your skills increasing, and those that love and support you are always so proud. It’s always fun to work hard against a new goal, too!
What did you learn in 2015?