Eight Lessons from 28
28 has been a year of change, self-discovery and has shaped my perception about the world around me. It’s been a year filled with epiphanies and lessons, which have helped me evolve as an individual. While I’m still in a transitional phase, here are the tid bits that made 28 the best year of my life. Not because of materialistic things that I once thought I need to define myself, but because it’s the year that I became the person I have always wanted to grow up to be.
Lesson 1: Loving myself
Because I have learned that you must love yourself before you can love others.
Lesson 2: Self-acceptance
Accepting the person that I am with all of my imperfections and ironically beginning to love every single beautiful imperfection within me.
Lesson 3: Solitude
Facing my fear of solitude was the first step in getting to know who I am.
Lesson 4: Friendship
I spent my life surround by friends, but this year I really took a step back. On my quest to accept solitude I found that I spent too much time with people I no longer felt a connection to, and instead have taken that time and energy to build more meaningful connections in the world around me.
Lesson 5: Attitude
When I moved to New York over 4 years ago, a wise friend of mine sent me a note that said, “attitude is everything” within the context. It was taken me nearly 5 years to realize that she is absolutely right.
Lesson 6: Dreaming Is Achieving
I’ve been a dreamer my whole life. In 2nd grade my teacher told my mom I was a dreamer and that got me into a ton of trouble with my parents. Since then I perceived being a dreamer as negative attribute, but this year I learned that is far from the truth. I am a dreamer, with big dreams, but I’m also an achiever with an even bigger plan. It’s all about keeping the wheels to your dreams in motion, and this year I have been turning them more than ever.
Lesson 7: Patience
The struggle is real when it comes to patience, but I’ve learned that nothing in life comes easy, or when you want it.
Lesson 8: All good things must come to an end
This year I learned a lot about death, something that I quite honestly never had to deal with. Death has taught me to enjoy the journey, and spend less time focusing on the outcome.
I feel blessed to have experienced all of the moments that helped me learn all of these lessons, and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for me for 29.
Peplum Top- Forever 21
Geometric Print Mini Skirt- RACHEL Rachel Roy
Neon Yellow Pumps- Spring
Geometric Clutch- Target
Floral Statement Necklace- Top Shop