It’s crazy that this year is coming to a close. It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in a new year. 2017 has been a big year for me. I moved away from my home state to start a new job without knowing anyone. There were some challenges along the way but nothing I couldn’t handle! Here are the 5 things I’ve learned in 2017…
Change can be refreshing.
Change is hard! I used to always resist change and often fight it. But a part of growing up is being able to face the changes with a smile and an open mind. Our move out-of-state was hard. Timing wasn’t the greatest but in the end it all simply fell into place. I feel so happy that we made this big change to get better jobs and find a new place to call home. It’s been hard being away from family but they often keep in touch and vice versa.
Everything is Easier With an Open Mind
Having an open mind has helped me so much this year! With change comes the ability to adapt to it. The only way to adapt to any change is to go in with an open mind and believe things will fall into place.
Respect Where You Came From
No matter where life takes you always remember where you came from. Because where you started is all a part of where you are today. Growing up in a small town I always wanted to leave it. I never thought staying there would be a part of my future. Now that I’ve moved away I enjoy visiting home and love that I got to grow up there.
Strength Can Mental
My entire life I’ve always felt like I was weak both physically and mentally. Maybe it was the stereotype of being petite. People constantly picking on your size, telling you to eat something. But if there is one thing I’ve silenced it’s the fragile mentality that I once had. This year proved to me just how strong I can be. Strength can be a state of mind. If you believe in your strength, you start to feel it.
Never Be Afraid to Speak Up
This seems like a no-brainer but it’s easier said than done. If something is bothering you don’t be afraid to speak up. Whether it’s at work or at home you should always feel comfortable speaking up. This lesson comes to me from all the brave women who have spoken out in the #metoo movement.