Even though throughout your life, you are meant to grow each day. Yes physically, but more importantly, you grow mentally. 2018 has been a year of growing for me with an abundance of changes. I've only lived almost 19 years on this earth, but 2018 hasn't been the most easy year so far. As I've ventured into the "adult" world, I've experienced more than I ever would have originally expected. I learned and I gained. Even though it hasn't been easy, its been probably the most important so far. Because I learned some of the most important things ANYONE should know after hitting adulthood.
1. I am more than a relationship
I am okay by myself, and i'm also okay being with someone else. Being your own person is so important, don't lose parts of yourself to be more like or please someone else.
2. Physical health is important
This year i've been through surgery, and discovered some health problems that I am currently working on, but its truly nothing that can't be fixed as I better myself physically and mentally.
I never truly thought it was to begin with, but my first semester has been entirely different from all my primary and secondary school year combined.
4. Not everyone that you once had in your life is good for you
I realized this in 2018, not only with friends or romantic relationships, but also with family members that are toxic to me. Realize those toxic people and weave them out; for your own personal growth and wellbeing.
5. Save money
Oh God, I am the absolute worst at this. But definitely get in this habit, I have started and it has been extremely beneficial.
6. I have learned that I am a workaholic
I've had multiple jobs at the same time through this year, and even being in school, I have a few jobs. I learned from this, what I can and can't handle from my work and have adjusted it accordingly. Make time for yourself, even if you are constantly working and doing things for others.
7. A sibling bond is important
I've always been close to my sister, but we have gotten even closer this year. Look out for your siblings and make them a priority.
8. Be by yourself sometimes
ALWAYS make sometime for yourself, its so healthy.
9. Continue to grow
You may think you know all you can know about everything, but as days and weeks go on, you are continuing growing and seeing life in all different ways. 2018 has made me grow, but it's not over yet.