What I learnt in 2018

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A personal roller coaster of a year

2018 for me changes on which way I look at it. In the career aspect, it’s been a really great year. In terms of my personal life, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. However, I’m choosing to look at the positives and say that it was a pretty damn good year overall.

I’ve started to build a life for myself which I’m so so proud of and can’t wait to see where I take myself in 2019, but I have a lot to thank 2018 and a lot to learn from it. I could talk about how I’ve learnt a lot about photo editing and how to use Lightroom and Photoshop more, but that’s a bit obvious and boring.

We’re going to get down to the nitty gritty here.

The Importance of hard work

Most importantly, 2018 has taught me the importance of hard work. I’ve never worked so hard this year, both in my work and in my degree. It’s long days and, sometimes, not enough sleep. But I’ve learnt to keep going. 2018 has taught me that if you put the work in then you will see results. That eventually, no matter how long it will take, hard work is going to pay off.

A more compassionate heart

2018 has also taught me how to be compassionate and to care about things much bigger than myself. I’ve massively changed my values this year, and have chosen to be kinder to the planet and everything that lives on it. This time last year, I didn’t really care much about my impact on the environment and had no idea how bad fast fashion was for the world. But I’m going into 2019 with a much more compassionate heart and I can’t wait to see myself grow.

It’s okay to be selfish

However, there were also some lessons that I didn’t really want to learn. Lessons that involved cutting some people off. 2018 has taught me that it’s okay to be a little bit selfish sometimes, and not everyone who comes into your life is meant to stay. But this year has also taught me that that’s okay and the universe has a much bigger plan.

I could create a never ending list of all the things that I’ve learnt, but that’s more writing than I think I can handle. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has to offer for me and see where I am this time next year.

How about you what did you learn?

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