5 Lessons I've Learnt About Starting A New Year. ♡

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?


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  2. Usually when you stop looking for love, it finds you and will be really unexpected. Good luck to you and I hope you find that someone special, in the mean time just be the person you are and have fun :)

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  3. I'm trying to be most positive and also setting myself goals, I try to do a little bit of what I need to each week to try and achieve them. If I could go back ten years your last goal would be something I wish I would have done, I had too much focus on being in a relationship/finding love and I now wish I would have spent more of my early twenties doing things for myself!

    Sharon xx
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    1. That's great that you're taking smaller goals weekly like me, it makes everything much more manageable I think. Absolutely, I'm glad I've learnt it now, there's so much pressure to be with someone but what's the rush? :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts and reading Sharon! xx

  4. Beautiful post chick! So real and great tips! I love the last one in particular, I agree with those words! :-) xx

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  5. I love these types of posts you do, so motivating. I have trouble letting go of the past, and stepping out of my comfort zone.


  6. ♡Stop searching for love.” It is so important to know that you are the only one you need. It took me a long while to realize this, but now I know my worth. In my final semester, I had a bad breakup. I was falling behind in studies and health; life generally. I had no option but to get a therapist for mental health and online College Essay help for good grades. But look at me now, stronger than ever! Lots of love.