Last year, I started a new series on my blog called "Lessons I've Learnt". It started after the success of my breakup with my ex and the lessons I learnt in love, and more recently, the lessons about life in general too. So today, as we're now almost a month into 2015, I wanted to share five new things that I've learnt about starting a brand new year. You might be able to relate to some, but either way, I'm really feeling the positivity!
One ♡ Let go of the past.
Possibly the most overplayed song of 2014 but my favourite line in Frozen's 'Let It Go' is "I'm never going back, the past is in the past". It reminds me to stop being so hung up on things that you cannot change. Starting a new year has really given me the strength I needed to finally let go of all the things that pulled me down the year before. By no means do I regret the relationships and career changes I had as they taught me so much, but I'm ready to leave those things behind me now. Onwards and upwards.
Two ♡ Use time to build your goals.
In previous years, I've made massive lists of all sorts of resolutions I've wanted to achieve but reality is, I never actually complete the list and by March I've normally thrown them all out the window anyway. This year, I've decided to get rid of putting pressure on myself to achieve them and instead, build realistic goals as I go along. I might even make a 'vision board' with thoughts, ideas, motivational quotes and pictures. Pinterest has been great for recently though, especially using the app before I go to sleep. (ps. You can follow me here!)
Three ♡ Get out of your comfort zone, at least once.
I've noticed that I'm getting much better at this and with a new year, I'm going to push it a little bit more. I always feel such a sense of achievement when I do something that no one else (including myself) thought I'd ever be able to do. Which is why I booked myself on a trek around the West Coast of America for two weeks in June! It's going to be amazing and I wrote about it here - Treak America Adventure.
Four ♡ Working hard pays off.
At the end of last year I left my full time office job for a part time one elsewhere so I could focus on my blog and YouTube more. With the start of 2015, I've been really motivated and setting my own goals, one of which being to upload a new video twice a week. So far, I've been doing really well and I'm starting to see the hard work pay off. I don't expect YouTube to ever be my full time job (amazing if it ever was!), but it's all the behind the scenes opportunities that are coming my way that make me really, really happy.
Five ♡ Stop searching for love.
It's actually quite hard for me to admit this but for a girl who's always been in and out of relationships the last five years, I've never liked being single. However, with the start of a new year I've decided to put aside thinking I'm going to find 'the one' and come to terms with the fact that the right person will come along at the right time. There's loads of great things about being single, so I've stopped feeling sorry for myself and realised that this is a good thing for me. For now.
I think I've learnt a lot already to be honest, how do you feel about a new year? Does it give you any new found inspiration?