Out With the Old, & In With the New

So 2015 is wrapping up, and 2016 is right around the corner. Another year is over and boy has it been a crazy one.

I’ve learned so much about myself.

I’ve learned to put myself first, and stop putting my happiness on the back burner. At the end of the day I am the only person I have to live with, and if I am constantly trying to make everyone else happy, I am going to completely tire myself out.

I’ve learned to believe in myself more, and take chances. I’ve learned to try new things, even if I am absolutely terrified that something could go wrong (even though the chances of it going wrong are very low, thanks anxiety).

I’ve learned to be a better friend and take time to build relationships. Something I’ve never been that good at, but this year I have met a certain few people who have helped me through this year that I absolutely love. I don’t know what I would do without them, and I appreciate these people so much.

I’ve learned that everything isn’t always about me, and that I have to start listening more, and take time to hear what others have to say. Sure, I have  important things to say but so do other people. Like the Dalai Lama said:

When you talk you are only repeating what you already know.But if you listen, you may learn something new.

I’ve learned that I am worth it, and the right people will know that too. The people who treat me like an option can stay in 2015 and not join me in 2016. I used to give people so many chances, and would feel bad if I stood my ground, but as I am growing older I don’t see what the point is in constantly making excuses for peoples actions. If someone wants to be apart of my life, they will be. They will be making as much of an effort that I am making.

I’ve learned to not change who I am and not let people walk all over me to make someone else happy. I have always had trouble with this one. I meet someone and I change who I am to make the relationship work, when in reality this way of life makes zero sense, considering one day everything will come crashing down, and it always does. If someone likes you, they will like you for who you are, and will accept all your flaws.

I’ve learned to give people chances, and not always judge a book by its cover. You never know what could happen unless you try and give it a chance.

Overall, I’ve made some great decisions, and I’ve also made some poor decisions, but every decision I made this year was still my decision to make, and I don’t regret anything about this year.

I hope 2016 will be just as eventful, and fun as 2015 was, and I will continue learning more about myself, and I will continue to grow and become a better person.

Cheers to 2016 *

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