Inspired by Lauren Jarvis-Gibson’s post on ThoughtCatalog I have decided to share with you my 17 ‘harsh but Important Lessons of 2017’. Can you think of your own?
You will find a more detailed yearly recap soon on the blog, so better stay tuned, why won’t you.
1. Love hurts. It takes real courage to love others.
2. Don’t chase after other people’s paths. You have your own. Own it!
3. You’re entitled to nothing. Work hard and deserve it. Everything takes effort.
Another Monday, another fresh week. Mondays, to me, are very daunting because I often find myself under pressure to be productive for the whole week. Sometimes, I even feel overwhelmed as soon as I get up in the morning because I feel like there’s so much to do.
However, I’ve tried my best to get these motions under control. As a start, I’d like to share with you some encouragements that both you and I could potentially refer back to and remind ourselves about so that we can tackle Mondays with a better attitude.
When you’re overwhelmed and just want to run away from everything, remember this:
For most of you school is going to start tomorrow again and for some of you it might be the first last school day, for some it might be the first day in a new school or for many it might just be another first day at school. However, we are pushed back to reality again after a great summer of not worrying and being lazy, which means that we need to armour up and get ready for another year of learning, studying and striving for excellence. Therefore, I hope, that this short series serves as an assistance for you to kick off the new school year with the right posture of heart and mind.
clearly, I am writing this in my naive state because whatever I might say now, may or may not happen this year BUT we’d like to stay positive.
The year has actually started quite promising. While watching the fireworks out of my sister’s bedroom window, I felt hopeful. I think I have let go a lot of BS in the last weeks of 2016 which pretty much lead me to feeling refreshed and restarted. I have planned quite a bit for this year though I can already see the anxiety creeping up on me, therefore my mind has gone back and forth figuring out whether some of the plans are realistic or not. But since I do not want this first blog post of the year to be listing down all my hopes and dreams for 2017, I figured, in order to stay sane in the whirlwind called life, I’d rather dot down some of my #NoteToSelfs to remind myself that there are more important things, such as, building character and growth. DARUM, I’d like to share these followings with y’alls by starting off with: