Friday, December 30, 2016

five things I learned in 2016

I know most people are ready to see 2016 bite the dust, but for me I've actually had a really great year. 2016 was honestly one of my best. Maybe I'm just being optimistic and trying to remember the good instead of the bad. So here are five things I learned in 2016

1. Hard work pays off - This year I received not only one, but two promotions at work. I put my mind to it, worked my butt off to prove my worth, and it was all worth it in the end. I have no doubt that if I keep working hard more good things are in my professional future.

2. Trust your gut - Remember how last year I was offered a job that I ultimately turned down because they would only offer the very lowest of the pay range they had advertised? And then I ended up freelance writing for this same business later in the year? Well without going into too many details I'm no longer free lance writing for that company, and it taught be a very important lesson. If someone seems shady, they probably are.

3. You can love someone without them being the one - While my relationship this year came to an end I learned an important lesson about love. You will fall truly in love with more than one person in your life. Really I had a great relationship that I don't regret at all, but in the end it just wasn't meant to be.

4. Always purchase renter's insurance - This was the very first lesson I learned this year, only a week into 2016 in fact. A water line burst in my condo building forcing my roommate and me out for about two weeks. Thank goodness I had renter's insurance that covered our living costs during that time, and work for a hotel so I was able to actually find a place to stay until we could move back in.

5. Say yes to spontaneous stuff- I went on two rather spontaneous trips this year. The first in April to Dallas for a week with my now ex boyfriend and the second to Las Vegas with Ashliegh in September. The first I decided to tag along about two days before we left and the second Ashliegh and I went with zero things planned other than our cheap flights and hotel. I'm so glad I threw caution to the wind and did these unplanned adventures.

What did you learn this year?

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