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Life Lessons – Part 1

26 March 2018 | 4 Comments

I’ve been sitting in from of my desktop for the past hour trying to figure out what I want to type about. My mind is busier than Joburg International Airport, it just won’t stop thinking. The first quarter of the year has come and gone and yet so much has happened. Things haven’t gone exactly according to plan but that’s life. I’ve managed to learn quite a but in just three months, not just about life but about myself and the people around me. So that’s what today’s post is about, lessons I have learned in the first quarter of the year. I can’t give you an exact number of things I am about to type about, so buckle up we could be here for days… just kidding!

1. Honesty is the best policy

Above all else, just spit it out. The longer you keep something to yourself, the more of a burden it becomes. Rather be authentic & if you are afraid of disappointing the individual, don’t be because if they truly love you and care they will understand. It’s the only way to maintain the relationships in your life.

2. Celebrate a job well done

It’s okay to give yourself credit for something you are proud of. I read to often that you shouldn’t boast. Stuff that! You deserve to boast every once in a while, especially if you are proud of your achievement.

3. Sorry seems to be the Hardest word

Nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes but when we do, we need to own up to them. Even if it means stuttering the words “I’m s-s-s-s-s-s-so-sorry.”

4. Shit Happens

My plan for the year was to travel. To explore as much of South Africa as I possibly could. Now those plans have been put on hold because S and I are buying a house. I threw my toys out the cot because all I wanted was to travel, I allowed myself that moment. Then I flushed it and moved the fudge on. You can’t control everything that happens in your life but what you can control is how you handle it.

5. Your biggest fans are sometimes strangers

A very sad but very true realization. I have noticed that some people in my life are only ever truly supportive when they have something to gain. I have people that I have never met before singing my praises louder than some really good friends. Your closest circle may decrease in size but it increases in value and that is what matters.

6. Negative Nancy’s are Everywhere

Smile at them, show them some love because it takes a very sad and troubled person to knock down someone else when they are soaring. Shine light where you can, keep positive. The energy that you let off is the energy you will attract.

7. Some days are harder than others

You can’t always be on the ball. You won’t always feel 100% like yourself and that’s okay! Allow yourself to have that day, allow yourself to take in what you are feeling but the next day you get back on that saddle Sally and you ride like the wind.

8. Be Grateful

We always wish for more but how often do we stop and look at what we already have. Gratitude has a way of opening up your eyes, helping you see the beauty in everything around you.

And those are the 8 major lessons I have learned in the first quarter of this year. Majority of them I have always known but it’s good to be reminded of them now and then. This was some what of a therapeutic post. It felt good to type this out, I may even do this every quarter. I’d love to know what life lessons you have learned in the first quarter?

 Hat – Cotton On

Jersey – Forever New

Jeans – Forever New

Boots – Rubi Shoes

Bag – Forever New

xoxo

Dee


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Jessica says:

So true! Some of these lessons I can relate too. It’s scrat how we already heading into April. The hardest things for me is things not going as planned – it’s good to know I am not alone! Great post, Dee!

Dee says:

I couldn’t agree more. I had a specific idea in mind as to how the first half of the year would go and it hasn’t gone that way at all. Sadly you cant let that get you down, you just have to keep motoring. Things will get better! xxx

Tania Brewis says:

Luv this!

Dee says:

I’m so glad! thank you Tania xxx

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