We’re almost at the end of 2018 and I have to say it has been an incredible year all around! Some of you may have realised that I took a few more blogging breaks than expected throughout the end of 2017 and 2018. I’ve only recently got back into my blogging bubble but I have learnt quite a lot about life and myself whilst enjoying life.
In the beginning of 2018 my heart just was not in anything I was creating, and I hated myself over it for such a long time. I beat myself up countless times and tried to force write posts but they just weren’t me. But on my return, I realised that it’s okay to take a break. I’ve learnt to stop guilting myself and accept it.
You do you, girl. ALWAYS be yourself. When I was forcing myself to create, it wasn’t me and I hated that. I ended up deleting posts. Always do you what makes you happy, and try not to care what anyone else thinks; although I know that can be difficult at times.
Self care is important. Even if it’s just putting off some chores to have a day of Netflix, or putting on a face mask and having a long soak in the bath. I cannot stress how important it is to take time for yourself. If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else. I always find myself with SO many bath sets after Christmas, and I will definitely be putting them to use in the new year.
You can’t please everybody all of the time, this has been a tough cookie for me to crack over the years. I’ve realised that I’m a huge a people pleaser. But this year, I have managed to let it go a little and think more about myself than trying to please everybody around me. It’s selfish, I know but sometimes you have to be selfish in certain situations.
I’ve recently learnt a lot about the way I bottle things up, and that talking about problems really does help! A problem shared is a problem halved add I’m so lucky to have so many amazing people surrounding me. This year I’ve realised who my real friends are, and they’re not the people I imagined them to be from when I was growing up. We don’t talk every day and we have grown apart, but that’s part of life. What matters is that they are there when I need them.
Something a little more lighthearted, but I’ve finally realised that I will never decide on a permeant hair colour. I’m just to indecisive, I’m currently dark brown debating on whether to go a lighter ash-blonde or back to my blue days. Will I ever settle on a hair colour? Probably not.
Have you learnt anything about yourself this year? Let me know in the comments or tweet me!
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