17 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 2017

The party season is in full swing and it’s finally the biggest night of the year to let your hair down and forget about the year that’s passed – and celebrate entering a brand new one. It’s a time for fresh starts and new beginnings as we wonder what 2018 will bring to our lives.

It’s time to get cracking on those resolutions but let’s not forget the lessons that 2017 has taught us, after all, everything happens for a reason.

Here’s 17 things that I’ve learned this year.

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1.FREINDSHIP: KEEPING YOUR CIRCLE SMALL

Not everyone will have your best interests at heart and there’s a lot of people who will only want to be in your life for the good parts. Friendship should be about being there for it all and if they’re not respecting you then let them go.

2. WORK HARD, PLAY HARD.

Think Tortoise and the Hare

3. YOU CANT PLEASE EVERYONE 

Comparision is the theif of joy – comparing yourself to models on social media is only going to end in you feeling like shit. Don’t think that if you buy that designer bag then suddenly everyone is going to adore you. Please yourself before anyone else.

4. YOUR BODY IS YOUR TEMPLE: TREAT IT THAT WAY

It’s very easy to get caught up in your body image and your busy routine that you stop caring for your body. If she stops working then so do you.

5. RESPECT TIME: YOURS, FRIENDS, FAMILY

Unfortunatley nothing lasts forever and life is so tragically short that we must cling on to every second of time that life gives us. Time is a gift. Cherrish time with loved ones and make time for you. Don’t put things off until tomorrow. What if tomorrow never comes?

6. NEVER SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST

Listen, if the man you’re treating like a king isn’t treating you like a queen, dethrone him.

7. USE EVERYTHING TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Even the hardest, toughest day of your life. If it’s not a blessing, it’s a lesson.

8. ACCEPT HELP

I value my independance as something I am extremely proud of, but everyone has a limit and sometimes it’s okay to admit that you’re struggling and that maybe you can’t manage it all by yourself.

9. FAMILY ARE EVERYTHING

Always make sure you make time to appreciate them. One of my new years resolutions is for sure to spend more time with my grandparents.

10. LOVE WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART

I’ve had my fair share of broken hearted momments this year and it could have made me cold hearted and cruel but instead you have to just find someone new to give that love to. Don’t let it go to waste!

11. THE ONLY PERSON YOU SHOULD COMPETE WITH IS THE YOU FROM 365 DAYS AGO

We should always strive to be better, do better, feel better.

12. TRUST

Stay loyal to those who are loyal to you and never trust somebody before they give you a good enough reason to.

13. PERFECTION IS SUBJECTIVE.

Relating back to the social media game – people only show you their best self so don’t compare someone’s seemingly happy, yet heavily edited life to yours.

14. SITTING IT OUT: LEARNING TO SAY NO

Select your scedule and stick to it. If you’re too tired, say no. If it wont help you grow, say no. It really is that simple.

15. BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING

Life is unpredictable and while this may sometimes be a beautiful thing, sometimes it knocks the wind out of our wings and stops us flying for a brief moment. Take a breath, then take back off.

16. BE YOU FOR YOU, NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS. 

It’s your life, learn to take control.

17. WE’RE HERE FOR A GOOD TIME NOT A LONG TIME

Do more of what makes you happy!

xxx

I just want to say a huge, massive thank you for all the love this year. I hope you all have an amazing New Years! Here’s to 2018 and all the good times it will bring.

I have so many exciting things planned for 2018 I cannot wait to share with you!

All my love.

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20 Comments

  1. Sonam December 31, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I need to learn to say no too 😣 it’s something I’m gonna try and work on more it can be difficult cos people tend to take it the wrong way.

    Hope you have an amazing year hun, Happy New Year ✨💛

    • nudepinkorblack December 31, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you so much! And you xxx

  2. Hebah December 31, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Looking forward to see where your blog takes you next year! And I agree with ALL of these – especially the family one! I’m definitely going to make more of an effort to be more grateful next year. X

    • nudepinkorblack December 31, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Thanks! Happy New Years x

  3. Kayla Arnold December 31, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Absolutely love this post! Happy New year! x

    • nudepinkorblack December 31, 2017 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you! And you x

  4. Caitlin January 1, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I think 3,4 & 6 are my favs!! Happy new year lovely x

    • nudepinkorblack January 1, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks! Happy new year x

  5. KRIS January 1, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    These are amazing life lessons, I need to learn to love my body more. Excellent post!

    • nudepinkorblack January 1, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much!

  6. Erika January 1, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I loved all 17. I definitely think 2017 was a year of learning for me too. I learned a lot more about myself and the people close to me.

    • nudepinkorblack January 1, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      For sure!

  7. Keziah January 3, 2018 / 12:42 am

    I love this post . I really need to do more of what makes me happy.i just always feel like there just isnt enough time in a day.

  8. Lauren January 6, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Sounds like you have learned a lot from this year. I love review posts like this, highlighting positives. I look forward to reading more content this year x

    • nudepinkorblack January 6, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you very much! X

  9. Lyra January 6, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    Ugh, 13 though. It’s so hard for so many of us, especially for those starting out on such visual platforms! The gap between casual and professional seems so huge. 💜💜

    • nudepinkorblack January 6, 2018 / 6:26 pm

      I agree! All things to work towards though 💗

  10. ashton January 6, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    I think that this is such a lovely post. I feel that you learnt lessons that we all need to learn in life

    • nudepinkorblack January 6, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you!

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