Odd numbered years are always my favorite and 2017 is no different. I really felt like this year, I grew. I entered my junior year of college, turned 20, spent my first summer away from home, got my first car and of course I extended my resume (it's popping. I'll give y'all some tips if you want). Aside from all the highlights, I learned so much about myself as a woman. There are 6 lessons that I felt I needed to highlight in particular because these were personally the most important
Made some changes in my life, don't regret none of them. So if you ain't heard from me then you probably one of them
Being selfish was the biggest lesson for me. People who personally know me know that I am a giving person and I give people chance after chance to fix what they’ve done to me. Being selfish was hard to me because I felt like what if that one time I choose me, they change? If you’ve had the same dilemma, don’t think too much about it because you’ll just talk yourself out of the right thing to do. People will come around if they genuinely want to. Because I care so much about everyone who I consider a friend, went people betray me I tend to act off of emotion. I’m going to be real with y’all, I would really fight people over stuff like that because I don’t like when people cross me. But because of the person I am and who I want to be, I have to learn when to walk away
Rule #2, Never let em know your next move. Don't you know bad boys move in silence?
Last night took an L, but tonight I bounced back
This might’ve been the hardest thing for me as someone who “wears their heart on their sleeve”. Although I’ve had an all around great year, I’ve went through some of the most trying times of my life as a woman and I had to deal with it by myself. Handling things with grace and not emotion was the lesson that I needed in the worst way.
I peep game
Some arguments I've gotten into with people is because I took the word of someone I trusted before looking at things from my own eyes. Because of that, I may have burned bridges with people who really meant well. But everything that's done in the dark will come to the light. I've learned to develop my own understanding before reacting.
Time is Money
Be real with yourself
You can't avoid the truth forever. You're going to have to face it one day or another. Being brutally honest with yourself is never easy.
I hope this didn't give you "New Year, New Me" because it's not. I'm not new, I'm improved and always improving. 24/7, 365.