Vegan Chick’s Blogtober, Post 7!
Anyway, it seemed PERFECT for the 7th Blogtober post!
Lucky 7s, amirite?
Plus, I promised you a little something special for Wednesdays, so I hope you find this post inspiring.
At the end of the day, we’re all students of life. We never stop learning.
So, without further ado, here are…
7 Lessons I’ve Learned (So Far) This Year
Lesson #1: You’re in Control of Your Own Life
At any point, you can decide that enough is enough.
That’s not to say it’ll be easier if you do. With every new journey comes a new set of challenges.
But you decide which challenges you’re ready to take on.
Lesson #2: You Have Time to Figure It Out, Whatever It is
Ok, obviously, we could all die tomorrow. But I can say with some confidence that it’s unlikely.
And despite the pressure society seems to put on us, you don’t have to figure it all out by the time you’re in your 20s.
I may be of legal age, but I’ve still got at least 30 good years before I need to start thinking, “Oh, shit… maybe I’m too old”.
Maybe not even then.
Lesson #3: Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
Calm down… the whole world isn’t going to fall apart if you screw up. Not even if you screw up badly.
Everything’ll be ok.
Lesson #4: Don’t Take Others Too Seriously
People outside of yourself have a lot less impact on your life than you might think. They only have the control you allow them to have.
So, don’t give it to them.
Lesson #5: You’re Not Special, But You Are Important
I like to think we’re all like snowflakes; no two of us are the same, but who really cares unless you’re looking through a microscope?
That said, each snowflake plays a role in blanketing the earth. Like every drop of the ocean or leaf on a tree.
It’s all important.
Lesson #6: We’re Not the Center of the Universe… and Maybe That’s a Relief
Over the past centuries, we’ve become ever more aware of how small we are in the scale of the universe. Earth is smaller in scale than a speck of dust.
So, we’re not the white-hot center of the universe after all. And I doubt we’re floating all alone on this little rock that’s smaller than dust in the universe.
The pressure to be bigger than we are is off.
Lesson #7: With the Right Tools, You Can Get Through Anything
It ain’t over till it’s over.
When I discovered meditation & how to note my emotions, dealing with life’s challenges got so much easier.
When I get overwhelmed, I step back and make a note of it. I acknowledge it and come back to my breath… the essence of life.
Between meditation, talk therapy, and taking the right meds, I’ve become much more balanced than I have been in a long time.
So, trust me when I say I know the tunnel is dark. The further you go, the darker it seems to get.
But please, please know that the tunnel always ends. I can’t tell you when, I can’t tell you how, but just keep moving forward. Every tunnel ends at some point <3.
As for the rest of 2018…
My greatest joy in life has to be learning… discovering new things about myself, people, and the world around me.
The good, the bad, the ugly; they all have a place, and we should be aware of it all. Because that’s what makes the beautiful things stand out.
But enough about me. What about you?
What lessons have you learned in 2018?
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