WHAT 2016 TAUGHT ME

Another year, another year of crazy adventures. In 2016, I learned many lessons. Both because of good and bad experiences. I thought I would share with you a few lessons I have learned over the past year-enjoy!

  1. Listen to your mom-

    Some people are not as lucky as I am to have a great mother, and I’m truly thankful I am her daughter. Most people know our parents are always right- even if we don’t want to admit it. They’re right about how poor our decisions can be, they’re right about how shitty a friend is, and they’re right when they try and tell us not to do something because of the possible outcome. As much as we say they’re trying to control us or being overprotective, they usually just want and know what’s best for us. I had many toxic people in my life this past year that my mom warned me about. I didn’t want to listen to her at all- I mean who wants to hear how shitty their friend is from someone that barely even knows them?  I was distanced from my whole family throughout the beginning of 2016 because of a stupid high school relationship, causing a shitty relationship and bad personal problems for myself and my family. Thankfully, I listened to my mom and I bounced right back to being happy and having an even stronger relationship with my whole family.

  2. People come and go-

    Throughout many years of school, you will realize friends come and go. High school is the hardest. You’ll have friends you think are going to be there for you the rest of your life- and realistically, not all of them will be. It took about only 3 months after graduating high school for me to say I lost my best friends. Some of them you realize how shitty and uncaring they were, and others your simply just lose contact with, which happens- its a part of life. People go their separate ways, sometimes for the best. I’ve been graduated for 7 months now, and I can only say I keep in contact with 2 friends from high school.

  3. Don’t let people get in the way of other relationships-

    Drama drama drama… that’s all that ever exists throughout high school. You’ll always have one friend babbling in your ear talking smack about someone you have nothing against. There’ll be so many people that try to ruin friendships and/or relationships. Don’t let it happen, you’ll regret it because you’ll realize you just threw away a good relationship for nothing.

  4. Be Confident-

    Being confident is so so important. There’s no possible way you can be your true self if you’re not confident about who you are and what you do. At work, there’s a regular that comes in and I have found myself talking to the married couple every weekend. I tell them all about my decisions with school, work, and I even tell them funny stories that has happened to me since I last seen them. One afternoon, the guy told me I should write a book about how busy, complicated and crazy my life is. He said I could have my own reality show. I told him about my blog, and he gave me advice to be confident with everything I do in life, because that is the best way I will succeed. I have listened to his words ever since, and I’m not really scared to show people who I am. I’m not in high school anymore, I’m a part of the “real world” now, and I’m not gonna be judged on a daily basis. Everybody is different- but it’s just a part of life.

  5. Follow your heart-

    Following your heart is something I realized is so important. If you don’t follow your heart, you won’t be truly happy. Put your happiness before others– you may get too caught up in what other people think of you rather than realizing what’s best for you. Do what makes YOU happy. You know yourself better than anyone else, don’t forget it.

So that was just a few little important lessons I’ve learned over the past year. Thanks for reading! I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me- and I can’t wait to bring you guys along! xx

Theresa–

 

 

One thought on “WHAT 2016 TAUGHT ME

  1. Jessica Singer says:

    Seriously, the fact that you’ve figured out someone this stuff now, at such a young age, is AMAZING!! There are so many adults that haven’t even figured that stuff out! Kudos to you kiddo! Love ya girl!

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