Hey guys. How are you all making out? I’m sure I can’t be the only one who is thankful that it’s finally the weekend!
Today’s post is going to be centered around the new year once again. I know you’re thinking; “Again!” But to end off my new year posts, I wanted to share with you a few things I have learnt this year. A few things I have learnt about myself actually! 2018 was a year of growth for myself. Lots of new things happened, and “firsts” if you will. I don’t know, people say you learn so much about yourself in your 20’s. I have to agree.
- I’m a glorified Introvert – And I Am Totally Ok With That
For so many years I tried to force myself to go out to parties, and different events. I would become so anxious before it came time to go EVERY SINGLE TIME. This wasn’t just a coincidence. I had 0 interest whatsoever in the parties I was forcing myself to go to, I had 0 interest in the activities I was participating in. I was an introvert behaving like an extrovert and my insides were SCREAMING! So then I realized… hey you don’t have to go to these things if you don’t want to. You can hang out with different people, and find out what you really enjoy. Mind you I of course love to hang out with my friends, and see them every now and again! But it takes me longer than the average to recoup! 😉 I am a glorified introvert and not afraid to admit it!
2. I actually enjoy cooking, and am not that bad at it
When I first moved out on my own I was definitely not overly experienced when it came to the kitchen. It has taken me some time but honestly, I really enjoy cooking! And I enjoy eating healthier foods as well. In 2018, I definitely widened my cooking horizons!
3. I am a minimalist
I grew up with parents who were collectors. They loved antique shopping, decorations on every wall. They were typical parents of the 2000’s really. But moral of the story is that I was NOT brought up by minimalist parents. I didn’t even know it was a thing growing up. But now after moving out and living on my own for a couple years now, I have definitely come into my own as a person. More and more everyday! I definitely gravitate towards a ‘less is more’ way more life. It makes my anxiety feel so much better when there is less stuff around. A clean space, a clear mind. I’m honestly not sure exactly why, but I just crave a minimalist way of life, and have slowly but surely gotten rid of A LOT of things that are just unnecessary. I always joke around and say I want to be able to pack up my life in record time if need be. I don’t want to be the type of person who has so much stuff that they need multiple moving trucks to move them to their new home. It’s just not the life I want for myself which is totally okay. As I remind myself: everyone is different!
4. I actually have a really mature personality, naturally. (Like im 50 – no joke)
Because of this, it’s okay that I don’t get along with people my age. Not everybody is going to like me, and I am not going to like everyone. That’s totally fine. That’s life. There is no need in making myself guilty over that. And there is no need to try and change that about myself, it’s just who I am. In 2018, I definitely embraced this.
5. I HATE fashion but I LOVE shopping
All those years I was declaring my hate for SHOPPING, it was actually just the shopping that involved looking for clothing. I will never be someone who’s excited to try on clothes, coordinate a new outfit, etc etc. But man, I am definitely the person who loves a good purse and new makeup! So there’s that. All those years I was saying I hated shopping…. It was just clothes shopping that I despised. I actually love shopping, thrifting to be exact (as you all know).
So there you go guys. A few things I learned about myself this year. My plan for 2019 is to allow myself to learn and grow even more. I urge you guys to think about, or even jot down, a few lessons you learnt about yourself in 2018. Were they good or were they bad?
Talk to you all again soon xo