Lets hop right in and shed the last tears (if there is any left) on 2014 and start getting excited for 2015!
What I learned on:
♥ MarriageMarriage is hard work. Don't let anyone tell you any different. But if both is willing to work it's a walk in the park. Sometimes you will fight, even to the point when you want out, but it is just there that you should fight..together. One of the things I learned this year was to not take anything for granted. For example that your husband or wife knows exactly how you feel or what you want.I always thought that my husband and I were perfect because we could talk or sometimes don't have to talk at all. Some situations arised this year that made me re-evaluate our communication skills. This year we both learned how to communicate again. Communication is key.I can not say this enough. I did not know, realise, how important communication is until I was wacked in the face with it. All I want to say is, communicate. Communicate with your mom, dad, siblings, husband, boyfriend, friends. No one can read minds and this can solve a lot of problems. Listen walks hand in hand with communication, but that is a discussion for another day.
♥ LifeThere is a lot of life lessons we learn everyday, but my life lesson was about friendships. I went through so much up and downs. First I hate them, then I love them, then I miss them and round and round it went. To the point where I just not wanted to anymore. I had to go regroup the people in my life and I had to make some tough choices where I am going to stick and where I am going to let go. What I learned was that people are in your life for a reason, season or a lifetime. Cut your losses and move on. Don't put in any effort into friendships that don't see you as important. I had to learn that the seasons have passed. I almost had no real friend cause I was clinging to what was. What I left behind. Now I can say that after I dealt with it, I have new friends with who I can walk a new path and discover new things. Go read my post on friendships A Heartfelt expression. It will make more sense.
♥ HealthThe thing that hit me right between the eyes were You are your only obstacle. There is nobody standing in your way except for yourself. It all depends on how badly you want it. I had a pretty bad winter and start of summer. Each time something big was about to happen in my health and with my fitness, something came up. I started to think that somebody does not want me to succeed. I started making excuses believing that I was just not meant to do this. But the only one who was keeping me from doing what I should, was me. I had to start looking at myself and I am still not done looking, but for 2015 I have a whole new game plan. You can not blame anyone if YOU are not working on you. Bring on the new year.
♥ ReadingI am an avid reader. I read a wide variety, but this year I wanted to challenge myself. I picked up a book and I started it. It was such a drag and I was so lost when I got to the middle.I didn't know if the book is starting or not. I have a policy by myself that every book I start, I must finished. How wrong I was. Nobody is going to judge you. Nobody is going to think differently of you. Damn, nobody will even care if you finish it or not. I asked a friend what should I do. Here answer was simple, "Put it down and move on. Don't waste your time on a bad book for you." This year I put down a book for the first time. I felt so free! I could move on to something better. I learned that one good book should not spoil your love for reading. So, I am moving on and in the new year I will reach new heights with my reading.
♥ MoneyAll I want to say here (and I am sure that you have heard this a thousand times), Money does not buy happiness. You could have all the money in the world and you would still not be happy. I learned this year to appreciate family, friends and not "stuff. You always hear about "the little things". It is that smile or hug you need. I spent a lot of money. I like to call it Retail Therapy. That is maybe just my way of justifying buying to feel better. I learned to look at things differently. I also made peace with how I view my possessions. It is just that, possessions.Yes, I will be very mad if someone takes my stuff, but life has so much more value that "stuff". So in the new year, here is to the little things.
I am really excited for 2015. I will have goals and I am going to reach new heights in all aspects of my life. What did you learn in 2014? I would love to hear!
Speak to you soon...or sooner!