Sunday, December 23, 2018

18 Things I Learned in 2018




The year is coming to a close and I feel like lots of people share their accomplishments on social media, which is awesome because we all deserve to celebrate ourselves and year end is a great time to reflect on our good memories. But, through my yoga practice, I have found it more useful to focus on things that I have learned and will stick with me, as opposed to singular moments of success. So, instead of a post about all the wonderful things I did this year, I am sharing 18 things I learned in 2018 in hopes that you might be able to take something from them too.   

In 2018, I learned that…

1. I can do anything. Literally, anything.

2. I’m a damn good yoga teacher and make really great playlists for class.

3. Having cool things is cool, but having a savings account is cooler.

4. Everything happens for a reason.

5. All is well all the time.

6. Practicing non-attachment is hard and necessary when it comes to healing and forgiveness. Especially when forgiving those who have not asked for forgiveness (and probably never will) and for forgiving myself.

7. My health is the most important aspect of my life.

8. A successful romantic partnership with a man is in fact a partnership, not a relationship in which I am the object of his affection or a boost to his ego.

9. I have the best, best friends in the world. The rest of y’all got sloppy seconds.

10. The most unattractive quality in a partner or friend is a lack of ambition and will to follow through.

11. Letting go of relationships that don’t serve me is like lifting a weight off of my shoulders and I do not have to explain to anyone why I no longer want to be in those relationships.

12. I’m really passionate about interior design and women being financially independent and free.

13. It is possible to love someone and hate something they did.

14. All men need to do better. Yes, that means you, your dad, your brother, your best friend, anyone who identifies as a man. And, you can miss me with that #notallmen mess.

15. I love being an independent woman, but it’s okay to let others help me, even when I don’t ask for help.

16. Running can be fun and getting medals to do it is the reward I need.

17. Buying lunch at work, instead of bringing one from home, is the greatest scam of all time. I’d much rather meal prep.

18. Mindset can be everything in certain situations. Practicing intentional gratitude and learning to go with the flow has allowed me to be more confident in the decisions I make.