It's been a TOUGH year.

Another 365 days have passed. Did I enjoy every day? Of course not.

I got to say even though it's been hard I've learned SO many lessons.

Not only have I grown as a person but I've helped other grow as well. This year was full of adventures and new friendships. Through this, I've learned these ten key factors of life.

1. Effort is the best indicator of interest.

If someone wants to be with you, be friends with you, be near you, they'll show you. You just need to pay attention.

2. You are better than those who tell you that you aren’t.

3. It’s okay to admit your scared.

I was 100% the person who would always deny any for of being scared. I love horror movies and everything that comes with it. But HEY, I get scared. I'm scared of what 2018 is going to bring.

4. You are allowed to be selfish.

Honestly, it's your life, live it for you.

5. The company you keep says more about you than them.

Stop putting yourself with crappy people. It's not worth bringing your image down.

6. Boys. Are. Not. Shit.

7. Self-care is important.

8. People can change opinions.

Stop holding people to their shitty opinion they had in 2016. People change.

9. The authentic you is the BEST you.

10. It does get better.