I've taken these past two weeks back home for the holidays with to spend time with family, reflect and reset.
My goals this year are private (however I will share one of my goals is to do more things just for me). I’m optimistic about 2023, and in celebration of where I hope I’m going, I want to celebrate how far I’ve come by sharing 22 things I learned in 2022.
Do you have New Year goals?
If I had to take a shot for every time I heard someone say “New year, new me” this year, I’d be as sober as I always am (I don’t really drink lol).
This year, a lot of us have set goals like always, including me, but unlike other years, COVID has made these goals matter more because they’ve they’ve come after a long period of reflection and a reintroduction to society. Did you get the chance to breakdown and grow in the pandemic? I did, and it’s shaped me in a way I’m proud of coming back into this wonderful world.
With that said...
Here are 22 things I learned in 2022.
1. The more you listen in conversations, the more interesting people will tell you you are
2. Everyone likes to feel special. Everyone likes to feel appreciated. Always say thank you and show gratitude when you remember
3. Something good happens every time you leave the house
4. Insecure people always have to have an enemy to look down on
5. Don’t lie don’t lie don’t lie. And tell the whole truth as much as you can
6. Boundaries will make people respect you more
7. Only do things you choose to do or you will be resentful.
8. The best way to sell is to not sell
9. Burn as few bridges as possible
10. People will disappoint you even when you really think they won’t
11. People will also surprise you if you see the best in them
12. You will always have dark parts of yourself. Maturity is not ignoring them, and actively preventing bad behaviour.
13. People who aren’t generous with things won’t be generous with time or spirit either
14. Chelsea FC is the best football team #ktbffh
15. There is absolutely a bad type of attention.
16. Common sense is king
17. Anything that makes you feel good fast will make you feel even worse than you started faster and quick fixes aren’t worth it to me anymore
18. Some people aren’t meant to be your friend forever even if they’ve been your friend your whole life
19. Whenever you have a hobby you start to gain money or social currency from, some of the joy will go away
20. Some people will always blame, those people will never fix the problem
21. Opposites don’t attract. People who have things in common with you are more likely to be a good match long term
22. I missed my family. I was isolated for so long in Covid. I knew this, but I forgot
Those were my 22 things. If you have any you’d like to add, I’d love to hear them.
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