Life Lessons: 16 things I learned in 2016.

Life Lessons: 16 things I learned in 2016.

Life doesn’t always turn out how you planned.

Happiness comes from you and only you.

The world is a paradox of extremely evil and extremely wonderful people.

The importance of looking after our animals and environment

My occupation shouldn’t be solely for the purpose of money, help people. Give back.

Education is EVERYTHING and will completely transform your life and thoughts.

People shape your life. Chose very wisely who you surround yourself with.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Some people aren’t meant to stay in your life, and that’s okay.

To not be so hard on myself.

Life is short. Do what makes you happy, regardless of what that looks like to others.

Family will always be there when everything falls apart. ALWAYS.

To look after my mental health.

Positive mind set really does equate to a positive life.

Life and relationships aren’t black and white.

It is never too late to be who you might have been.

2016 was a hard year for the world to bear, full of almost too much sadness for us all to comprehend. So I wish you all a fresh start this new year and every bit of happiness going into 2017. Be kind to each other, give back. Follow your dreams and most importantly, stay true to yourself.

What you have you learnt this year?



  1. Gillian Brewster
    January 11, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    My life in 2016 was a hot mess. I’m chronically ill,this year was particularly brutal. I work from home only 12 hours a week Its all I can manage.
    I’m trying desperately to walk again and miss travelling so much, that’s why I work in it, certainly not the money!
    What I’ve learnt;
    Choose my friends wisely, so many smiling assassins out there. Friendships evolve and those when I was healthy may not be the pepole I need to be around.
    Put myself, my health and mental health first.
    A little bit every day leads to long term progress.
    Don’t live in the past focus on the present.
    Stop putting myself down.
    Unfollow negative people on social media.
    What do you gain from stressing it doesn’t help anything.
    Life is as kind as the people I fill it with.
    Just a small insight into my life, I was mentally broken and spent weeks at a time in tears.

    • Year of You
      January 11, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Wow i absolutely LOVE your list of things you have learnt! Particularly “Choose my friends wisely, so many smiling assassins out there.” and “Life is as kind as the people I fill it with”. And putting your health first! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with me! You are an inspiration, wishing you health, love and happiness in 2017!

  2. October 9, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Great post! I learned so much last year!


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