Two years. That's how long I've been blogging.
It has been the most extraordinary journey. Every glorious milestone, every false start, each stumble, every jump and each glorious adventure - I'm grateful for all of it.
There were a multitude of lessons learnt in both blogging and life. So today I'll be sharing a few with you...
1. Open yourself up to new possibilities and adventures.
Say yes to opportunities - Before I started blogging, I spent MONTHS
2. Know your worth.
Work on that self-love. Believe in yourself and embrace your strengths, weakness and quirks. Love yourself and others will follow.
3. Cherish your friends.
You are the company you keep. Be loyal to your your BFFs, renew old acquaintances and reach out to create new ones.
4. Let go.
Toxic relationships/habits weighing you down? You need to hit CTRL + D, girl.
5. Not everyone agrees.
Voice your opinion, don't ever stop standing up for what you believe but open your mind to other views.
It's a loud world, both online and offline. Sometimes you just need to pay attention, listen and learn.7. De-Clutter.
Simplify, detox and get rid of that clutter. Learn to distinguish between the things you need and the things that you think you need.
Once you hit DELETE, focusing becomes child's play. Focus on the things that bring you true joy and keep doing it.
Words are powerful. Use yours to lift someone up, to appreciate them and to them feel that they are not alone.
I gift myself 15 minutes of some quiet time, a cup of steaming tea and some fresh air every morning. It's easily the favorite part of my day.
11. Step back.
Take a hiatus. It could be a hour, a day, a week or a whole month off to just re-center yourself. Sometimes a little distance will give you the answer you've been looking for.
Escape into someone's reality for a few minutes everyday. When you return to your own reality, you'll be a changed person-more empathetic, kinder, wiser and happier.
Never limit yourself when it comes to education. Actively seek out opportunities to grow and learn.
14. What's your passion?
Find the reason for your being, follow your calling and revel in the feeling of being truly alive.
15. Slow down.
Be present. Life is happening right now so stop and savour this moment.
16. Perfection is an illusion.
Don't compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20. Stop trying to chase perfection and start appreciating yourself.
18. Make lists.
19. Make some lemonade.
There's going to be a bazillion bullets coming your way, you will be kicked down and you will without doubt stumble. Kick those walls down, pick yourself up, dodge a few bullets and maybe try a few roundhouse kicks?
Don't ever stop creating. Create your own path and start building your legacy bit by bit.
21. Be thankful.
Don't be an ungrateful little sh*t. Seriously.
22. Say no.
Take a look at your values/goals and understand what is good for you and what is not. Do not trap yourself by saying yes to everything that comes your way.
23. You are not just your body...
....but take care of it. Eat, sleep and indulge in some "me-time".
24. Hot pancakes soaked in honey are possibly the best thing ever.
In full celebratory spirit, I'm giving away a book that was written by some of my favorite inspirational (& hellah funny) ladies! #GirlPower
I want to say thank you to each and every one of you for being so supportive and awesome. You inspire me.
So enter the giveaway in the rafflecopter below!
So tell me, what lessons have you brought over from 2014?
Which of these epic books do you have your eye on?
Happy New Year! :)
Much love + hugs + kisses,